Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 20th, 2013 by Hyphen

J. Moore and I had the chance to catch up with our homies Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Summer Jam recently and as always with these guys, we had a great time.  I wish I could have shared all of the conversations we had with them off camera, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of good stuff in this for you to check out.

We centered the discussion around their meteoric rise to superstar status, which is a bit surreal to witness since we’ve known the fellas for so long and they haven’t changed a bit since all this started.  They’re still great, down to earth, regular guys…who just happen to be REALLY talented…and through an incredible mix of hard work, smart decisions, rabid fan support, and some fortuitous luck, they’re now at the top of the music industry.  It’s an amazing accomplishment, and not one that can really be put in words, but we tried to wrap our heads around it a bit.

We also spoke on their first appearances on Sound Session years ago and looked towards the future with details on their tour, recording, and promotions strategies, including some insight on their next album.  All in all, good times.

Thanks to Mack & Ryan for chopping it up and a special shout to Mack for his sincere appreciation he showed us at the end of the interview.  Having one of our peers talk about the respect he has for SNSS and our work over the years was perhaps a pseudo Full House moment (cue the music), but it’s one I’ll remember.

We appreciate you, fellas.  Keep making the Town proud!

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 17th, 2013 by Hyphen

Our SNSS local song of the year a few years ago is now a smash hit on the international charts.  Wow!  Congrats to everyone involved, especially Mack, Ryan, and Jon Jon.  This might end up being video of the year too!

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist World Tour (Northwest, Pt. 1)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on November 11th, 2012 by Hyphen

Some great footage recapping Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ two shows in Seattle, courtesy of Ryan and Jon Jon. Watching Mack’s ascent has been amazing and something that the entire region should be proud of. He’s doing it.

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Jabari presents Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (documentary)

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 27th, 2012 by Hyphen

Thoroughly enjoyed this documentary from Jabari on the homies Mack & Ryan, shot during the lead up to their stellar album, The Heist, and including behind the scenes footage of the “Thrift Shop” music video.  Shout to everyone involved with this.

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