• Both musicians grew up on the West Coast.
    • Both musicians owe their early success to frequent DIY touring and hustle independent of major record labels. 
    • Both artists experienced some of their biggest hits with self-consciously non-traditional songs.
    • Both artists have made it a point to use their artistic platforms to advance social causes.

  1. Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis literally shake the dust off the ceiling tiles at the NPR Music offices in a Tiny Desk Concert.
Photo: Lauren Rock/NPR

    Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis literally shake the dust off the ceiling tiles at the NPR Music offices in a Tiny Desk Concert.

    Photo: Lauren Rock/NPR