Today In Hip-Hop: Macklemore Celebrates 30th Birthday

On this day, June 19, in hip-hop history… 1983: Macklemore celebrates his 30th birthday. The 2012 XXL Freshman first came on the scene with his 2009 project The Unplanned Mixtape, which spawned the indie hit “And We Danced.” From there, he teamed with producer Ryan Lewis, and the duo built buzz with The VS. EP and The VS. Redux in 2009 and 2010. Their breakout moment came with last year’s The Heist, an independently released album that debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with over 78,000 copies sold. The singles “Can’t Hold Us” and “Thrift Shop” each peaked ...

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