Fun Facts on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

By admin
31 January 2014

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- Their first single, Thrift Shop, spent six weeks at No1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and their second single, Can’t Hold Us, looks like it’s heading for the same chart success!

- The Seattle-based hip-hop duo began collaborating in 2008. “There’s an open door now more than ever to be making any type of beats that you want,” Ryan says.

- What a bromance! “Ryan is one of my best friends in this world. And he’s probably one of my toughest critics,” says 29-year-old Macklemore (real name Ben Haggerty). “I spend more time with him than anyone else in my life. We’re a team.”

- Thrift Shop was inspired by Macklemore’s love of second-hand stores, says Ryan (25). “A lot of people think it’s some smart song idea, but Ben’s been a thrift shopper since I met him. It’s a key element to his style.”

- A reformed drug addict, Macklemore credits his relationship with God for his new lease of life. “I find that when I put my spiritual life first, the rest of my life is easy. When I put my career first, that's when I have problems.”

Follow them on Twitter: @macklemore and @RyanLewis

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- Faiza Mallick

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