Mackelmore, Washington's sensational alternative hip hop artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Marquee Theater!
Macklemore (birth name Benjamin Hammond Haggerty) was born in Kent (Washington) in 1983 and is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. He began his musical journey at age of 15 by writing lyrics and he cites Hieroglyphics, Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone, Living Legends, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Nas, and Talib Kweli as his main influences. His musical style is best described as a blend of alternative hip hop (a style that encompasses the wide range of hip hop styles that aren’t mainstream and draws from funk and rock, as well as jazz, soul, country, electronic, and even folk music) and pop rap (a genre that fuses the rhythm based lyricism of hip hop music with pop music's preference for melodious vocals, catchy choruses, and lyrics that are often light hearted). He's had a stellar career with 1 studio album, 3 music videos, 1 extended plays, 4 singles, 2 mix tapes, and he's collaborated with many renowned artists such as Evan Roman, Ziggy Stardust, Ariana DeBoo, Skylar Grey, Lil Yachty, Suntonio Bandanaz, Sapient, Illmaculate, Clinton Sparks, 2 Chainz, D.A., Digital Farm Animals, Netsky, YG, and G-Eazy. He's also well known as one half of the Grammy Award winning hip hop duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Don't miss your chance to see this artist add a unique touch to pop rap and alternative hip hop music!