Hot Streak–Hot on the heels of his seven Grammy nominations as half of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Macklemore is photographed by Alvin Nguyen with styling by Alvin Stillwell for our latest exclusive. Inspired by their debut self-released album The Heist, artist Olivia Knapp interjects the series with engaging illustrations.
2013 marks an impactful year for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The hip-hop duo have taken the music world by storm with hits such as ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’, ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Same Love’. Their debut album has sold over a million copies and ‘Thrift Shop’ alone has over 7 million sold downloads in the United States. The 2014 Grammy Awards should prove to be a big night for the pair as they have been nominated for Album of The Year, Song of The Year for their marriage equality anthem ‘Same Love,’ Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for ‘Thrift Shop’, and Best Music Video for ‘Can’t Hold Us’. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will occur on January 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and will be broadcast live on CBS.
Heading into Grammy season, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have already been awarded Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography and Best Video with a Social Message at the MTV Video Music Awards as well as Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap Album at the American Music Awards.
Stylist: Alvin Stillwell
Grooming: Erin Skipley