One-half of the rapper-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) is a rising indie rap artist who made his breakthrough in the early 2000s. He has steadily built a loyal fan base with his killer flow and live performances. In October 2012, Macklemore released his first studio album, The Heist, which features the socially conscious anthem "Same Love" and chart-topping hit "Thrift Shop." It went on to win four Grammys. The Seattle native is also a BET Music Matters artist.