Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have had “the greatest show on Earth,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Or at least that’s what they think. As bold as it would sound, that’s exactly what Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore, said when he first stepped into Qudos Bank Arena, Olympic Park in Australia.
However, even though the announcement “welcome to the greatest show on Earth!” didn’t necessarily live up to its expectations, the show was well-organized and pretty engaging. But Macklemore and Ryan Lewis certainly performed better shows when they were the musical sensation of 2013.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis had an unexpected success with their debut album The Heist released in 2012, but their second album released earlier this year has never made it to the top of Billboard charts.
Unlike their first album and especially their singles “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ second album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, was somewhat disappointing, not really delivering any good hits.
Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore, and Lewis opened their Australian show with their dramatic single “Light Tunnels,” but eventually moved on to more cheery hits such as “Downtown” and “White Privilege II.”
It sure seemed that the crowd enjoyed their show, as they were cheering for the duo throughout the entire show. Macklemore was mostly doing all the work by himself throughout the show even though Lewis produces most of their beats and samples.
— MTV Music (@MTVMusicUK) August 13, 2016
But at this show, Lewis and his backing cohorts were often merely holding their guitars and trumpets, not doing anything. Macklemore, meanwhile, kept the crowd entertained with his captivating rap storytelling and the talent to cheer audiences.
But probably the highlight of their show in Australia was when Macklemore threw a doughnut halfway down the concert hall to a shoulder-riding fan who caught the delicious snack full of calories.
Macklemore can’t get enough of his 1-year-old daughter, according to Yahoo. The 33-year-old hip-hop artist’s Instagram page has proven that he loves holding his daughter no less than he did when he held her for the first time in August last year.
In fact, judging by his Instagram account, it can be suggested that Macklemore is spending as much time with his wife, Tricia Davis, and his daughter as possible. There are over 20 photos shared via Instagram over the past year where the MC is seen with his baby girl.
Many of Macklemore’s fans have noted that Sloane is a carbon copy of her hip-hop artist father. It can be especially seen in the photos where their faces are close together. They have matching blue eyes, and on some photos, they even enhance their resemblance by wearing matching clothes.
In particular, on one of the photos, the two are seen in matching Adidas tracksuits. Not only does Sloane provide Macklemore with inspiration, but also comes to his rehearsals to learn the art of rapping and playing Billboard-friendly beats.
On one of their photos, Macklemore and his baby girl are seen snuggling in the bathroom. The hip-hop artist’s first year of fatherhood has surely been hard for him, but it doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy it.
In August last year, Macklemore introduced his baby girl to the world with a song “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song),” in which he collaborated with his close friend “Photograph” singer Ed Sheeran and partner Ryan Lewis.
On the sweet cover picture of the song, Macklemore’s finger is holding on to his baby girl’s wrist. The hip-hop artist has several more years to carry his daughter around, so his fans can expect dozens more pictures of the famous father and his beautiful girl. But one thing is certain: Sloane will always be able to lean on her father for support.
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