Macklemore is a renowned American songwriter and rapper. His original name is Benjamin Hammond Haggerty. But he is most famous with his stage name ‘Macklemore.’ Macklemore released an album with Ryan Lewis. The name of their album is ‘The Heist.’ The ‘Thrift Shop’ and the ‘Can’t Hold Us’ have a significant contribution to his popularity and fame.
His work was worthy of recognition. For his excellence and talent, he had achieved prestigious Grammys. Through his writing, he has made a place in the hearts of his audiences. Macklemore’s lyrics are very inspirational. If you go through the Macklemore quotes, you’ll get the motivation to fight with the adverse situations.
And know that every struggle in life is there to teach you a lesson
It’s times like this that make you -Macklemore
2. “You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you’re compelled to say something. To speak out against it.”-Macklemore
3. My partner has to have good sized bones. -Macklemore
4. Thrift shopping is really just an extension of me being that same kid and going into a place that’s completely unconventional that has really endless possibilities in terms of outfits that you can put together and really just expressing yourself. -Macklemore
5. I want to make music that I like; not something that I have to make because I think it’s going to sell. -Macklemore
6. It’s easy to view politicians as corrupt and voting essentially an act of picking the lesser of two evils. I understand that perspective and feel it’s valid. -Macklemore
7. ‘Vote Love’ means vote equality. It means vote change. It means vote what’s right for humanity. -Macklemore
8. I shop at thrift shops probably five times a week. -Macklemore
9. Bullying is a national epidemic. -Macklemore
Sampling is kind of prehistoric, given the technology and the textures you can create. -Macklemore
11. I think people are enticed by indie rap and every time you have a group going against the grain, they’re gonna be like, ‘Wow, you did it yourself in 2012, that’s impressive – how did you do it? What’re you doing that’s different? And how can I be a part of it?’ -Macklemore
12. I’m someone that examines culture and tries to break down why things are the way that they are whether its hip-hop music, sex, race, or consumerism. I try to examine it and scrutinize it to the point where I can write a song. -Macklemore
13. When I write, I don’t have any expectations of what kind of song it will become or who it might reach. -Macklemore
14. I just want to give the people 100% of myself as an artist. -Macklemore
15. I’m as honest as I can be. -Macklemore
16. Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine. -Macklemore
17. You have major labels that are willing to take unconventional approaches because the old model is crumbling in front of us. -Macklemore
I think music should be experienced by people all ages. -Macklemore
19. Reading a piece of poetry with no beat in front of 20 people is way more challenging than rocking for 10,000 people. -Macklemore
20. I find that when I put my spiritual life first, the rest of my life is easy. When I put my career first, that’s when I have problems. -Macklemore
21. I definitely use ‘smiling while rapping’ as a tool in the booth. I want to have fun while recording. -Macklemore
22. I put myself in the place of the listener when editing my writing. The last thing that I want to do is be preached at and told who to be or what to think when listening to an artist. However, I do want to be inspired. There’s a fine line. -Macklemore
23. I played baseball up until my freshman year of high school. That was my main sport. I played third base. -Macklemore
24. I think that there will always be artists out there who think they need to sign a major label deal in order to be successful. And that machine is what is going to work for them – there’s tons of examples of pop stars who need that machine. -Macklemore
25. The fame and the money and all that stuff that comes along with it is all great, but that’s not the sole purpose of why I make music. -Macklemore
26. You need to get outside of your comfort zone to write songs that are interesting, songs that are compelling, songs that are different from what other people are writing. -Macklemore
27. I think what’s wrong with the fashion world, particularly men’s fashion, is the lack of creativity behind it. -Macklemore
28. I’m a very conceptual writer. -Macklemore
29. Consciousness rap – a term that I don’t think exactly exists but gets thrown around a lot – is not exactly popular. -Macklemore
I don’t write a great song every day. I don’t write a great song every couple of weeks. It comes in such random times. -Macklemore
31. I think that civil rights issues take a lot of time to develop. -Macklemore
32. I’m not more or less conscious than any other rapper out there. -Macklemore
33. ‘The more expensive the better’ is kind of the American way, and if you spent $600 for a sweatshirt, then that makes it better. -Macklemore
34. I got sober, and I got happy again. -Macklemore
Do you want to live life, or do you want to escape life? -Macklemore
36. I don’t want to look back and be like, ‘You had it all, and you weren’t even present for it. You weren’t able to enjoy it.’ I want to be here, be now and be grateful. -Macklemore
37. When you mess up publicly, it can be difficult to get vulnerable again or to put yourself out there. -Macklemore
38. The amazing thing about being a dad is to be able to look at your child and realize that the universe is so much bigger than you. -Macklemore
39. The reason why I meditate and pray in general is just to remind myself that it is not about me. -Macklemore
40. It’s really not about me. At the end of the day, God willing, I’ll have another 40 or 50 years on this planet, and what I’m saying to myself is, ‘What do I want to leave here?’ -Macklemore
41. It’s weird because music is this thing that you love doing, and it comes completely from a place of creativity, and then that transfers into having to manage a business and make decisions and figure out what is the best route to go in terms of getting your product to as many people as possible. -Macklemore
42. Thrift shopping is all about going into the thrift shop and having no expectation of what you might find.
I don’t feel like I’m grown up. I feel like I’m a kid. -Macklemore
44. The man that got me into collecting sneakers in the first place was the man they call Michael Jordan. He was the one who kind of exposed me to the sneaker world – he was my favorite basketball player, and he had the best shoes. -Macklemore
45. It’s easier, as a white person, to be silent about racial injustice. It’s easier. On paper. But it’s not easier on the whole, because injustice affects all of us, whether we know it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not. -Macklemore
46. I think that as a white person stepping into doing any sort of anti-systematic-racism type of work, asking yourself, ‘What is your intention?’ needs to happen on a consistent basis. Check yourself. Check yourself. Check yourself, like, constantly. -Macklemore
47. There’s this tendency to be like, ‘Where’s the negative stuff? How valid is the criticism?’ But honestly, what people think of me is none of my business. If I live on the Internet looking for public approval, I’m going to be miserable. -Macklemore
48. We have to tell people who need help that it’s OK to ask for it. -Macklemore
49. “I buy whatever I see, but I tend to not spend money just to spend it.”
“A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are.”
Why should we follow him?
Through his writing and his music, he wanted to reach the young generation. His writing bears a message with it. The writings and the lyrics of Macklemore are inspirational and motivational. His songs are prevalent popular among youths.
Nowadays, the young generation goes through depression and the existential crisis. Macklemore inspires the young generation through his words and lyrics. His quotes are very beneficial to depressed people. We should also inspire and motivate depressed people among us.
Biography of Macklemore:
Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, aka Macklemore, was born in 1983 at Seattle in Washington. Though he was born in Seattle, he spent his childhood at Capitol Hill Area. His father’s name is Bill Haggerty. And his mother’s name is Julie Schott, who was a social worker. He spent his childhood with his brother, Tim.
Childhood Excellences and Experiences:
Macklemore started to show his excellence from an early age. He was introduced to hip-hop music or rap music at a very early age. Then, he was only six years old. His interest in hip-hop music arises from this experience. He used to listen to ‘parental advisory’ music. When he was a 15 years old teenager, he started to write lyrics.
Macklemore admitted himself to Garfield High School. When he was in this school, he had established a ‘hip-hop group’ with his friends. The name of this group is ‘Elevated Elements.’ Even these schoolboys released an album named ‘Progress.’ Later he joined the Nathan Hale High School. In this school, he had participated in an art project.
In this project, he developed the name ‘Professor Macklemore.’ We all know that he is popular with this stage name. After that, Macklemore joined to College of Santa Fe. He was shilled in rapping at this time. He was also admitted into the Evergreen State College. He had completed his bachelor’s degree from this college.
Benjamin Hammond Haggerty released his first tape in 2000, with his stage name ‘Professor Mackleman.’ In 2005, he released his album named ‘Language of My World.’ Later, he worked with Ryan Lewis. They released albums together. Benjamin Hammond Haggerty also worked as a photographer. He released his single album named ‘Gemini,’ and the ‘Language of My World.’ ‘The Heist’ and ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ are Haggerty and Lewis’s combined work.
We may also find his contribution to the filmography. In 2013, we found him in an American Reality TV series named ‘Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family.‘ He appeared in this show as a guest. In 2014, we had also found him as a Guest Judge in the show ‘Under the Gunn.’ In the show ‘Songland,’ Haggerty appeared in the ‘Macklemore’ episode.