Quotes by: Macklemore

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Macklemore
Macklemore performing in Toronto during The Heist Tour in November 2012.
Born Benjamin Hammond Haggerty
(1983-06-19) June 19, 1983 (age 33)
Kent, Washington, United States
Other names Professor Mack Lemore
Occupation
Singer songwriter musician rapper
Spouse(s) Tricia Davis (m. 2015)
Children Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty b. 2015)
Website macklemore.com
Musical career
Genres Hip hop, alternative hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Labels Macklemore LLC, Warner Music, ADA
Associated acts
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Budo Sabzi Idris Elba Ed Sheeran Leon Bridges

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
Thrift shopping is all about going into the thrift shop and having no expectation of what you might find.
Macklemore
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
I want to make music that I like; not something that I have to make because I think it's going to sell.
Macklemore
I played baseball up until my freshman year of high school. That was my main sport. I played third base.
Macklemore
Reading a piece of poetry with no beat in front of 20 people is way more challenging than rocking for 10,000 people.
Macklemore
You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you're compelled to say something. To speak out against it.
Macklemore
I definitely use 'smiling while rapping' as a tool in the booth. I want to have fun while recording.
Macklemore
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
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
Consciousness rap - a term that I don't think exactly exists but gets thrown around a lot - is not exactly popular.
Macklemore
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
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
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
Its 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
'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
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
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
Sampling is kind of prehistoric, given the technology and the textures you can create.
Macklemore
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