Grammy award- winner, Ryan Lewi’s BFF, and avid thrifter. Macklemore is much more than his catchy hooks and secondhand clothes. (Photo: Instagram)
Born ton Bill Haggerty and Julie Schott in 1983, Macklemore is a proud Seattle native. (Photo: Instagram)
His real name is Ben Haggerty. The rapper explained that the inspiration behind his stage name comes after an art project in high school. “I was given this superhero in plastic wrapping. We had to give him a name. I named him Professor Macklemore.” (Photo: Instagram)
Macklemore is a big baseball fan. In fact, his single “My Oh My” details his appreciation for late Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus. Not to mention his stage sounds pretty much like that of baseball player Mark McLemore. (Photo: Instagram)
He found God through… ‘shrooms. “I’ve been a spiritual person since I was about 15, 16, when I was first introduced to [mushrooms].” He says the experienced brought him “to significant realizations about [his] connection to something greater than [himself].” (Photo: Instagram)
Macklemore has been very open about his personal history with drug abuse. He even visited the White House in 2016 to join President Obama and discuss opioid addiction. “I want to help other facing the same challenges I did,” he said. (Photo: Instagram)
He totally considers Ryan Lewis his BFF. He’s listed as Macklemore’s producer, but the rapper says he is much more than that. “Ryan is one of my best friends in this world,” he says. Friendship goals alert! (Photo: Instagram)
Sorry, ladies! Macklemore is taken. He became engaged to his girlfriend of seven years, Tricia Davis, on 2013. They got married in 2015 and have two children together. (Photo: Instagram)
Don’t be fooled by his ink and tough lyrics. Macklemore is quite a softy when it comes to her daughters. Little Sloane Ava Simone is all over the rapper’s Instagram page. And yes, it is every bit as cute as you imagine. (Photo: Instagram)
Macklemore truly is an avid thrifter. However, that’s not to say the rapper won’t splurge from time to time. He was a bit ashamed to admit he paid $600 for a pair of black and gold loafers. “My fans are going to hate me now,” he joked. (Photo: Instagram)
He definitely has the money to stay away from the thrift shops. At 35, and after nearly two decades in the industry, Macklemore has an estimated net worth of $16 million. Not too shabby! (Photo: Instagram)
Grammy award- winner, Ryan Lewi’s BFF, and avid thrifter. Macklemore, who seemingly popped out of nowhere to climb the Billboard chart, has dominated the hip-hop world in recent years thanks to his single
But there’s much more to the rapper than his catchy hooks and secondhand clothes. Do you really know the man underneath the tiger print coat, err, the mand behind the mic?
Celebrating his 35
th birthday, here are 10 fun facts—including his real-life name—you might just be surprised to learn about Macklemore. Needless to say, Mac is true his word— he is f…reaking awesome!