Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Reveal Title of Sophomore Album

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Reveal Title of Sophomore Album

The Unruly Mess I've Made drops next month.

Published January 15, 2016

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have revealed the title of their sophomore album, The Unruly Mess I’ve Made, dropping Feb. 26. The Seattle music duo announced the name via a video piece in which Macklemore opens up about his creative battles.

“Being comfortable is what kills artists,” he says. “There is creativity for validation and there is creativity for survival. I didn’t know what I wanted to say, didn’t know how the ink would stick to the page, how to let go of the anxiety or the suffocating fear that latched onto my vocal cords. I had to figure out how to use my voice again.”  


The Unruly Mess I’ve Made follows The Heist, their 2012 platinum-selling debut. The album won a Best Rap Album Grammy just ahead of the group's musical hiatus. In the interim, Mack suffered a drug relapse.

Macklemore, 32, now credits the birth of his daughter with keeping him sober. 

See cover art for The Unruly Mess I’ve Made and the video below. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

New album: This Unruly Mess I've Made 2.26.2016

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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