Macklemore Announce New Album & Release Date

Published: Saturday 16th Jan 2016 by Sam

Three years ago, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis all but owned the musical landscape. Seemingly out of nowhere, the indie duo dominated with hits such as ‘Thrift Shop,’ ‘Can’t Hold Us,’ and seismic smash ‘Same Love.’

The latter, along with their debut album ‘The Heist,’ earned the group Grammys – sparking controversy as they bested popular releases from the likes of Kendrick Lamar to do so.

To weather the storm, the pair took an extended leave of absence from the spotlight and returned last Summer with funkified Hip-Hip ode ‘Downtown.’

The track peaked at a respectable #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and things have been relatively quiet since then.

All that is set to change though, because the group have formally announced their sophomore album and its release date – which is sooner than some may think.

Details below…

In a reveal video (viewable below), Macklemore revealed that the LP is officially titled…

‘The Unruly Mess I’ve Made’

The set will land in stores on February 26th and will boast collaborations with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Leon Bridges.

After the debate their success birthed on their initial outing, will the public embrace this go round? The answer arrives in a month’s time.

New album: This Unruly Mess I’ve Made 2.26.2016

A photo posted by @macklemore on

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  1. ?Queen Molly? January 16, 2016

    Yes at him getting a release date you know its hard out here for some people to get a release date even after 3 singles but im sleep tho ??

    • RASHAD January 16, 2016

      I cant stand these guys but, I see no lies!

      Rihanna already has a release date until Adele came into the picture. Now Rihanna locking/hiding herself behind doors and closets like she R.Kelly or somebody lol!

    • What now January 16, 2016

      I agree Molly. I also can see their next 4 albums scanning over 200k in total sales. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Duffster Lovato January 16, 2016

    Some people still don’t have a Rihlease date after 3 singles, an album name, an already announced world tour.

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan January 16, 2016

    ……. anyways.
    Sam and the whole entire TGJ Staff writers I hope you guys are aware that Mýa has a new album coming out on Valentines Day called “Smoove Jones”, so that should be an interesting post. And also would like to see more Tank and Tweet posts since both of their albums are coming out on the same day.
    Thank you! ?
    HASHTAG: #SupportRnB

  4. Career Ender January 16, 2016

    another album that’s going to outsell Anti

    • RASHAD January 16, 2016

      I was reading comments from the (RICK ROSS & 50 Cent post below) and one of Rihanna fans said ANTI will sell 350.000 minimum and over 500.000 maximum (THEY ARE SO DELUSIONAL LOL). The real shade is Rihanna’s last 4 albums should have sold that amount first week. She is the most basic pop girl out the bunch when it comes to bringing in substainal first week numbers let alone getting a #1 album in general!

    • XYZ January 16, 2016

      How Can it outsell anti, when anti Is never going to See the light of day?

      Bet she’ll Release that dumb 8th Video for another anouncement, which Will Be a Video or so…

  5. RASHAD January 16, 2016


    Vanilla Ice come get your grandchildren, You lames had your moment and it is gone! The Grammys even know they messed up by giving these whack asses all those undeserved grammys (that really should have went to Kendrick Lemar). They been kissing Kendricks ass with Grammy’s ever since trying to make up for dising him over these POP-TART rappers.

    • OMG Logic!!! January 16, 2016

      Typical racist trying to belittle a man’s hustle.

      • RASHAD January 16, 2016

        White people always get rewarded & credit for hashing out mediocre versions of black culture. Meanwhile true hip hop artist will never see half the success these 2 milk duds have!

  6. CL says Hello Bi+ches January 16, 2016

    They slay my insides

  7. Weezy Tha Goat January 16, 2016

    They white boys are boring, I’ve noticed that the gernral public hasn’t been checking for them like they were with their first LP. Hopefully the end is near one white rapper is enough.

    • Weezy Tha Goat January 16, 2016


    • OMG Logic!!! January 16, 2016

      Just like the Academy wasn’t checking for any Black actors at this year’s Oscars. Oh wait, that’s not OK because #equality right? Racist hypocrites.

  8. OMG Logic!!! January 16, 2016

    So much racism against some dude just trying to make it in the industry. Why do Black people cry about inequality and racism in Hollywood when they’re just as racist when it comes to White artists trying to make it in the Hip/Hop and Rap industry?

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy January 16, 2016

      You my friend have never picked up a book…Let me introduce you to the autobiography of Malcolm X. You will find all the answers to your questions in there.

      • OMG Logic!!! January 16, 2016

        Malcom X. Hmm, weren’t the Civil Rights protests almost 50 years ago now? You don’t see the homosexuals b1tch1ng endlessly about Stonewall nowadays do you? No. It’s called moving on and taking responsibility for one’s future.

        By the way, nice red herring Mr. Speaks No Fallacies.

    • killian January 16, 2016

      Because unlike y’all whites we have fewer chances and in the FEW areas we tend to really shine and dominate y’all want to come and take those precious FEW areas from us….

  9. MG777 January 16, 2016

    Sam, is this a real music site? SWV,has a hot single out right now and I have yet to see a post or any acknowledgement of it. You’re definitely sleepin.

    • What now January 16, 2016

      Sam doesn’t give a f**k about posting about music. He only cares about ad/sponsor hits and seeing the BeeyHive & Navy fight each other in every post aka 100+ comments.

  10. Avi January 16, 2016

    No thanks.

  11. DD1G January 16, 2016

    Macklemore is nothing more than shopping mall “rap” for corny white girls and gay boys who listen to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. It’s annoying that we’re in such a phony, PC “don’t judge” phase that even the hip hop community has to pretend that this kind of nonsense is ok. It’s not. Macklemore is as troubling as Iggy and Vanilla Ice.

  12. yesterday was Aaliyah 37birthday to the good music January 19, 2016


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