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Download a new song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ed Sheeran

Macklemore & Ed Sheeran | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia | Photo via http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6655925/macklemore-ryan-lewis-growing-up-ed-sheeran-new-song
Macklemore & Ed Sheeran | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia | Photo via http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6655925/macklemore-ryan-lewis-growing-up-ed-sheeran-new-song

Last week, Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released their first new song since their 2012 massive hit album, The Heist. Featuring singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran, who sings the chorus, “Growing Up” is poignant and simple in its production. In many ways, the song hits as emotionally hard as their blockbuster hit, “Same Love,” but this time pulls on the heartstrings of parents. It’s an ode to their unborn child, and was written before Macklemore and his wife Tricia gave birth. Continue reading →

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The 10 most popular stories on The Key in 2013

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Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Made In America

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese
The first question that was on a lot of Made In America concert goer’s minds about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ mind blowingly jubilant set was: “why aren’t they on the main stage (the Rocky Stage)?” Right before their set, it seemed as if the entire audience shifted to the right side of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, nearly tipping it over with sweaty bodies, crazily dancing and bouncing around to the band’s 45 minute set. “Philly, welcome to The Heist,” rapped Macklemore with their set opening “Ten Thousand Hours” and from the moment they stepped on stage, Macklemore – wearing a John Kruk Phillies jersey – along with DJ Ryan Lewis and the band had as much command over the crowd as they’ve had on the Billboard music charts this year. Macklemore and Lewis gave the audience what they came for – the hits. “Same Love,” “White Walls,” “Crew Cuts,” “Thrift Shop,” and their set closing “Can’t Hold Us.” Watch the set below. Go here for a complete recap of the festival.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fall arena tour comes to Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center on 11/7

Chart topping indiependent hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their stellar debut album The Heist back in 2012 to incredible reviews, developed a huge loyal fan base and have been touring extensively ever since.  Now they’re taking it up a notch and kicking off a fall arena tour across the country starting at the end of October.  The tour will include at stop at State College’s Bryce Jordan Center November 17th.  Click here for more ticket information. Below check out the video for the hit song, “Can’t Hold Us.”