Damn, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” Video Just Hit One BILLION Views

Photo Credit: YouTube Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ careers really took off thanks to the success of “Thrift Shop” in 2013, and years later, the song continues to be successful. Taking to Instagram, Macklemore revealed the video just hit one BILLION views! “It started with an idea, a $5,000 budget and a community of folks that lent us there stores, clothes, cars, time, energy & love,” Mack wrote. “It now has a billion plays. 1,000,000,000. Who could have ever imagined…. thank you all.” Congrats on the major accolade! Check the video out below for a trip down memory lane.

#MusicStillMatters New Music: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Drug Dealer

In a special that will be airing on MTV tonight, Macklemore speaks with President Barack Obama on his past opioid addiction and how addiction to drugs and pills can affect someone’s life. Beforehand, the Seattle rapper & his production partner Ryan Lewis drop off a new song on Macklemore’s past addict life “Drug Dealer.” In it, he gets into his dark past and even names off some rappers we’ve lost to drug addiction including A$AP Yams, Prince & more. Be sure to check out the MTV doc on Opioid addiction. Listen to “Drug Dealer” below by downloading the DJ Funk Flex App for iOS & Android for free.

First Week Sales For Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’

Yup. First week sales are finally here for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ sophomore set ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made‘. Will the duo repeat history or is this just a bad omen? Hit the jump to find out.

Tracklist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

On February 26, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will drop their new album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. Though they previously revealed the titles of the songs on the project, today they’ve announced the features, and this looks like it’s going to be good! With 13 tracks, features include YG, Idris Elba, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper and more! Check it out in full in the gallery.

Macklemore’s Thrift Shop Went Diamond In The US

Congratulations to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, as Thrift Shop has officially went diamond in the United States. Hit the jump for more.

Forbes Announces Their 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

Forbes has released their annual ‘Hip-Hop Cash Kings’ list, and there’s no real surprise in the top 5. It’s the usual suspects for the most part: Kanye, Diddy, Hov, Dre and the duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Find out how much they made and where they rank in DJ Khaled’s countdown below, then head here to compare to last year’s list!

(Video) REVOLT Catches Up With Macklemore And Ryan Lewis At Outside Lands!

It’s been some time since we’ve heard from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis — especially since stealing the Grammy’s. Now, after performing at San Francisco’s Outside Lands, the good folks over at REVOLT caught up with the “Thrift Shop” rapper to find out where he is musically, and what’s been going on after his notorious Grammy win. Check it out after the jump.

Whoa! Guess Which Celeb Just Revealed That Their Mom Is HIV-Positive!

Ryan Lewis got more personal than ever on Twitter yesterday afternoon, and revealed that his mother, Julie Lewis, is HIV-positive. However, there is a bright side to his announcement, as it came tied with the revealing of the 30/30 Project, a nonprofit Ryan created with his mom and Macklemore to provide access to affordable healthcare worldwide. “A huge part of what’s made me who I am, is something I haven’t talked about in interviews, until now,” he tweeted. He also went into detail about how his mom contracted the life-threatening disease: “In 1984, my mom gave birth to my older sister, Teresa. Due to a complicated delivery, she needed a blood transfusion and at that moment, my mom had HIV+ blood put into her body. When she was finally diagnosed, she was given only a few years to live.” Wow! To donate to the organization (with your money going towards the initial goal of building a health center in the Neno District of Malawi, Africa, followed by three clinics in different cities in Kenya and a training center in Uganda), head to their website here. Donors will receive gifts depending on how much they contribute; ranging from tees, tote bags, signed Macklemore & Ryan Lewis merch and concert tickets.

(Video) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Surprise Commuters On An NYC Bus With Impromptu Performance!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be performing at the 56th annual Grammy Awards next Sunday. As part of the Grammys’ “Music Unleash” campaign, the superstars surprised commuters on a New York City bus with a performance of their smash single, “Can’t Hold Us.” Check out the impromptu moment below!

(Video) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: World Tour [Episode 3]

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been touring the world this past year, and cameras were along for every step of the way. Check out their antics in webisode 3 below.

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