Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore is an American rapper.
Since 2000, he has independently released one mixtape, three EPs and two albums and significantly collaborated
with producer Ryan Lewis.
Also known as
June 19, 1983 ( age
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Rapper, Producer, DJ
Macklemore took the name of a superhero he drew up for a junior-high homework assignment,
Professor Mackelmore, and used it when dressing up in "crazy costumes."
"I did some thrift shopping. I would buy these outrageous, crazy costumes;
like plaid golf pants and crazy furs. Every time that I would wear these outfits I
would call myself Professor Macklemore and then Id go out on the town and kick it."
He later dropped "professor" and went by Macklemore as his stage name.
Scientific Shaman, Blue Scholars, Debaser
Grammy Award for Best Rap Album - The Heist
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance - Thrift Shop
Grammy Award for Best New Artist