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Friday Music News

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A performing arts teacher in Michigan has been suspended for playing a song by Seattle’s own Macklemore, Fox News reports. Susan Johnson allowed a student to play the underground rapper’s track “Same Love,” which supports same-sex marriage, for her class at Centennial Middle School in South Lyon, MI. Johnson, who was not paid for twoRead more…

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Also Out This Week: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist

David Hasselhoff, move over! The Heist is now #1 in Germany! And #1 in the U.S. and Canada too! The new album by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, out today, has blown up on iTunes and steadily moved up the charts since it was released this morning until it hit the top spot, beating out hotRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Now that the Fall Fundraising Drive is over here at the station (thanks to everyone who donated), Rocktober marches on with another great week of shows ahead. On Tuesday, everyone’s favorite Gossip plays at Showbox at the Market, and on Wednesday night Das Racist plays there too. Thursday night, Admiral Fallow is at Tractor Tavern. FridayRead more…

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Countdown Predictions: Hip hop

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Hip-hop mag XXL recently released its 5th annual Freshman Class, and Seattle’s own Macklemore was deemed worthy of inclusion. Though the up-and-coming MC is nothing new to Northwest hip hop fans, he has yet to receive the amount of national media coverage many 206ers feel he deserves. Hopefully, wielding a gold-dipped pipe in the centerRead more…

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Song of the Day: Macklemore X Ryan Lewis – Make the Money

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more…

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Song of the Day: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) (Live at KEXP)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This Thanksgiving week, KEXP is extending a hearty “thanks” to all of the local bands who’veRead more…

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Music That Matters podcast: The Loneliest Number

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Macklemore with Kevin Cole (photo by Alex Crick) Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 241 –Read more…

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Live Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Pride. It’s hardly a surprising trait in a rising rap star, but most often it’s just a posture or a play in the game. For Macklemore, pride is both hard earned and something he was born into — in other words, authentic. It is with pride the Seattle rapper declares his heritage in songs likeRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, February 22 MURS with Tabi Bonney, Whole Wheat Bread, Ab-Soul, DJ Foundation @ El Corazon Gregarious and haphazardly-dreadlocked Los Angeles MC Murs will be at El Corazon on Tuesday night, exactly two weeks removed from the release of Melrose, his new project with Terrace Martin. Let’s just say that with the new album MursRead more…

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