After possessing a purely prosperous year, hip-hop’s treasured rapper-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are going into hibernation. As the two are planning to begin work on their next album, they will disappear from the scene, sans mixtapes, tours, to embark on a “quiet year,” according to their manager Zach Quillen.
“Yea, we’re gonna disappear for a little while,” Quillen tells XXL. “This album cycle is coming to a close. We’ll I imagine go to the Grammys in January this year and afterwards, kind of call it quits for a bit and take some time off. The guys are gonna get into the studio next year and see what happens. But we’re in no rush.”
Continuing that Macklemore and Lewis will truly take their time with this next effort, to make sure that it’s at its best, Quillen added, “There’s no Macklemore mixtape or attempt at kind of staying around. I think we’re gonna disappear for a little while and try to make some good music and find an interesting way of putting it out. I think it’ll be a quiet year.”
This year Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took the hip-hop scene by storm, not only independently scoring a platinum release with their debut album, The Heist, but performing at the VMAs alongside Jennifer Hudson and attempting to break the hip-hop homophobia stereotype with their revolutionary track “Same Love.”