Macklemore to Release New Album This Year


Macklemore to Release New Album This Year

Seattle rapper ends hiatus, prepping release for the second half of 2015.

Published January 2, 2015

We’re only two days in, and 2015 is already shaping up to be a big year for music with heavily anticipated releases from Kanye West, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and now Macklemore

The Seattle rapper and music partner Ryan Lewis will be dropping a new album sometime this year, the 31-year-old announced on Twitter yesterday. After a fan tweeted, “Its 2015 and I still don't have a new @macklemore album wtf?” Mackelmore replied, “you will this year. Believe that.”

According to a Billboard source, the music is likely to drop around the second half of this year. A release date and single are still being kept secret. 

Macklemore and Lewis’s last LP, The Heist, sold over a million copies, and helped the duo snag four Grammys at last year’s ceremony, including Best Rap Album. He talked about the new album during a thought-provoking interview with Hot 97 about race and white privilege. “I’m excited about what I’m talking about on this record," said Macklemore. "When you get to this point — when you get to any point — I’ve always talked about what we’re talking about today, I’ve always in music, people might not be familiar with that but I have, and it’s always been at the forefront of what I care about. So I’m excited to get back to some creative ways in talking about it, and we're not done. It’s gonna be 2015, it’s probably gonna be a minute in 2015, but I’m excited to see the conversation that comes from this.”  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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