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A grassroots success, Seattle rapper Macklemore not only climbed to number two on the Billboard 200 album charts, but with little mainstream help, his 2012 sophomore release debuted with only Mumford & Sons in his way for the number one spot. Born Ben Haggerty and raised in Seattle, he debuted as Professor Macklemore in 2000 with the Open Your Eyes EP. Five years later his debut album, The Language of My World, earned him a local following, but it was his 2010 team-up with DJ/producer Ryan Lewis for the Vs. Redux EP that yielded the Red Hot Chili Peppers-sampling hit "Otherside." With Macklemore's wit meeting Lewis' inventive production, further hits like "My Oh My" and "Can't Hold Us" were spread throughout social media and video-sharing sites, setting the stage for a successful sophomore release. That came in 2012 when The Heist dropped as a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis release, debuting at the number two spot on the Billboard 200. Its "Thrift Shop" topped the Billboard Hot 100, and the album eventually reached platinum sales status. The duo performed another one of the album's singles, "Same Love," at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards during a marriage ceremony for over 30 couples. That night, the duo took the awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. In 2015, Macklemore & Lewis returned with "Downtown," the first single from their second collaborative effort, This Unruly Mess I've Made. The 2016 album also featured "Kevin," a song they debuted live at the 2015 American Music Awards with guest star Leon Bridges, along with the elaborate and politically charged second single "White Privilege II." Macklemore followed Mess with a handful of solo singles released in 2016 ("Drug Dealer" with Ariana DeBoo and "Wednesday Morning") and 2017 ("Glorious" with Skylar Grey). The latter track would appear on his official sophomore solo effort, Gemini, which arrived in late 2017. ~ David Jeffries
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  2.   Glorious
  3.   Good Old Days
  4.   Claiming The City
  5.   Love Song
  6.   Inhale Deep
  7.   I Said Hey
  8.   Marmalade by Lil Yachty
  9.   Bush Song
  10.   Glorious
  11.   Willy Wonka by Offset
  12.   Drug Dealer
  13.   Ain't Gonna Die Tonight
  14.   Intentions by Dan Caplen
  15.   Penis Song
  16.   Wednesday Morning
  17.   Corner Store
  18.   Firebreather
  19.   Excavate
  20.   Over It
  21.   Church
  22.   Miracle by Dan Caplen
  23.   Levitate
  24.   How to Play the Flute
  25.   Ten Million
  26.   At the Party
  27.   Hold Your Head Up
  28.   White Privilege
  29.   Zara
  30.   As Soon As I Wake Up
  31.   Intro
  32.   Soldiers
  33.   My Language
  34.   B-Boy
  35.   Fake ID
  36.   City Don't Sleep
  37.   The Magic
  38.   Remember High School
  39.   Contradiction
  40.   Ego
  41.   Good For You

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