Macklemore is back on the hip hop scene with a new album “Gemini” and you can stream and download it on iTunes/Apple Music below.
This is Macklemore’s first album since parting ways with his producer Ryan Lewis. The 16-track sophomore album is the followup to his 2005 debut LP “The Language of My World.” This new album features guest appearances from Lil Yachty on “Marmalade,” Offset on “Willy Wonka,” and Skylars Grey on “Glorious.” The project also features guest verses from Dan Caplen, Kesha, Donna Missal, Xperience, Saint Claire, Eric Nally, Reignwolf, Otieno Terry, King Draino, Dave B and Travis Thompson. I guess it’s safe to say that the album is full of features.
Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis formed a duo and released two hugely successful albums, “The Heist” in 2012 and “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” in 2015. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Macklemore calls Ryan Lewis his brother and best friend despite them going their separate ways. “Ryan, first and foremost, is my brother,” he said. “I love him. He’s one of my best friends in this world. He’s a creative genius. He’s one of those. And so at first it was really scary. … What do I do? Who do I work with? Do I just get beats from random people? Do I go scour SoundCloud and try to find the next up-and-coming dude? And, you know, what I did was work with my old friend and collaborator Budo and a new kid by the name of Tyler Dopps. I think the biggest difference with this is that I wanted to catch a spirit. I didn’t want to be doubting myself. I think Ryan is so good at finding what the wants out of people and bringing out the best in people.”
Stream Macklemore new album “Gemini” on iTunes/Apple Music and Spotify below.