Macklemore and Fences Perform ‘Arrows’ on ‘Ellen’


Macklemore has been laying low while he records a new album, but the Seattle rapper made a special appearance on Wednesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Dressed in a fringe vest and wide-brimmed hat, the Grammy-winning MC joined his friend Fences to perform their collaboration “Arrows.”

The song will appear on Fences’ upcoming debut Lesser Oceans, which hits stores on January 13.

Catch their energetic set below.

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Video: Fences f/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Arrows’


The rise and the fall. Macklemore chronicles his journey in the cinematic video for “Arrows,” the lead single from Seattle artist Fence’s upcoming debut Lesser Oceans.

Directed by Jason Koenig and award-winning photographer John Keatley, the visually-stunning clip was shot in Seattle over the course of a week.

“From a day dream to a warehouse. This is video is my entire aesthetic embodied,” said Fences’ Christopher Mansfield. “I lost a friend and found love and was killed by an arrow. I hope you all get lost in the world we built.”

Macklemore added, “This music video was our baby. And we raised that baby. We put hella time, love, and energy into that kid of ours. Dozens of all-nighters and studio sleep overs to make sure that kid was the best it could be before we put it out into the world, gave the kid some shoes and told our child to run. Run into the world. Show them who you are. You deserve to be free, baby.”

Lesser Oceans arrives October 14.

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New Music: Fences f/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Arrows’


While they ready the follow-up to their Grammy-winning album The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return to the scene on “Arrows,” the debut single from singer-songwriter Fences.

The Seattle rapper gets blinded by the limelight and searches for an escape on the Ryan Lewis-produced song, which is set to appear on Fences’ debut Lesser Oceans, available October 14.

“Tom Petty in this motherfu**er, all I wanna do is free fall,” raps Macklemore.

In addition to “Arrows,” he guests on another song called “Songs About Angels,” which is also available on iTunes.

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Teyana Taylor Sings National Anthem at Jordan Brand Classic

Teyana Taylor and Michael Jackson

Teyana Taylor showed her stars and stripes while performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Jordan Brand Classic 2014 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday. Rocking a Chicago Bulls snapback in honor of Michael Jordan, G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady had the audience in its feet with her rendition of the National Anthem.

She also got to meet her idol for the first time and snapped an Instagram photo.

“And then this happened! #YepICriedSoWhat #FinallyMetMJ #MyIdol #HeCalledMeTheQueenOfJays #IWasLikeHowDidUKnow #HeWaSLikeWatsUpTeyUKilledTheNationalAnthem,” tweeted Teyana.

The event, showcasing the best basketball talent at the high school level, also featured a halftime performance from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Watch Teyana belt out the patriotic tune below.

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Drake Blasts Macklemore for Grammy Text: ‘That Shit Was Wack’

Macklemore and Drake

The fallout from Macklemore’s Grammy wins continue. Drake has put the “Thrift Shop” rapper on blast for airing out his conversation with Kendrick Lamar.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Talk ‘Emotional’ Grammy Performance on ‘Ellen’

Ryan Lewis, Macklemore, and Ellen

Fresh off their four wins at the Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis returned to where it started. The hip-hop duo, who made their first appearance on “Ellen” in 2012, spoke about their headline-making Grammy performance, where 33 couples including Ryan Lewis’ sister were married onstage while they performed “Same Love.”

“I got emotional during rehearsal and I got emotional during the performance,” admitted Macklemore.

Queen Latifah officiated the ceremony, while Madonna performed “Open Your Heart.” “She was so gracious to come and share the stage, and killed it,” he said of the pop queen, adding, “Still don’t have her cell phone number.”

Ellen also delved into their personal relationships. Macklemore is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and tour manager, Tricia Davis, who’s been with him from the start.

His fiancĂ©e got emotional when the group won for Best New Artist. “She broke down into tears and I was like, ‘We’re definitely being watched by like 30 million people right now,’” he said.

Next up, the Seattle duo will attend Sunday’s Super Bowl, where they will be rooting for the Seahawks. In honor of their Grammy wins, Ellen presented them with their own hilarious jerseys.

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Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: ‘You Got Robbed’

Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar

Despite his four wins at Sunday’s Grammys, Macklemore is feeling remorse. The “Thrift Shop” rapper admits that his competitor Kendrick Lamar was robbed of his awards and is bearing the blame.

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