Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made a name for themselves over the past two years with their 2012 debut album The Heist and singles “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us” and “Same Love.” But despite being nominated for countless GRAMMYs and winning Best New Artist, Best Rap Album for The Heist and Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Thrift Shop” at the GRAMMY Awards this year, many still don’t know what one-half of the group does.
Would you recognize Ryan Lewis if he wasn’t standing next to Macklemore?
Macklemore has come under fire — and hey, it’s not for something he rapped this time — after a recent performance that saw him don a costume while rapping breakthrough single “Thrift Shop.”
Macklemore is now in hot water with those who found his appearance at a recent show to be offensive to the Jewish community.
“Yes, I’m grateful that I lived,” Julie Lewis, who is HIV positive, says. “But I want to do something to honor all those people that we love dearly who died along the way.”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis made a surprising announcement today, via their YouTube channel. In a just-posted video, Macklemore revealed that Lewis’ mother, Julie Lewis, has been living with HIV for 30 years. He followed that by announcing the duo’s support for an Indiegogo campaign called the 30/30 Project. The project is seeking $100,000 in donations to build clinics worldwide that will provide healthcare, with the first planned for Malawi.
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“This one was heavy. I don’t take credit for anything. I’m just grateful we crossed paths. Pretty incredible story,” Macklemore tweeted.