Despite the huge success Macklemore and Ryan Lewis achieved with their album “The Heist” in 2012, the duo have yet to release a new project. Today, the Seattle native shared the reason for the stall on new music: a recent relapse with within his addiction to weed and pills.
During the sit down with Complex, Macklemore shared the details on his use of weed and pills. “I was super-stressed,” he said. “We weren’t sleeping—doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country. In terms of the media I was getting put into a box that I never saw for myself. The pressure and the fame—everything…I just wanted to escape.”
The recent relapse played a role in the dynamic duo’s ability to create a follow up to “The Heist.”
Macklemore cleaned up after finding out that his fiancée, Tricia, was pregnant. The rap titan now attends 12 step meetings everyday. “I was like, I need to grow up right now,” he declared. “I have to keep myself on point and be the best version of myself for this child to be the best version of itself.” From the looks of it, we may have new music on the way from the dynamic duo.