Professor Mack Lemore, an American rapper and performer, has changed his name to Macklemore and is recognized for his rap tracks that have been published on mixtapes, albums, and EPs.
He is the son of Julie Schott and Bill Haggerty, and was born Hammond Haggerty on June 19, 1983 in Washington. He has a brother named Tim, and they were both reared in Seattle. Digital Underground exposed Haggerty to rap when he was six years old. He revealed in one of the many YouTube interviews he did during his life that he had once heard the ‘Parental advice’ song on the radio while he was young. At the age of 15, he began composing songs and soon began singing.He attended Garfield High School, where he formed a hip-hop group called Elevated Elementsi, who went on to record their own album, titled ‘Progress,’ in the year 2000. He then attended Nathan Hale High School, where he earned the moniker “Professor Macklemore” while working on a project that required him to create an original superhero. In 2009, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Evergreen State College.
While he was creating and singing his own rap songs in school, he was simultaneously preparing for the release of his debut EP, ER, which he released when he was just 17 years old. Five years later, he released his own album, which was followed by his mixtape, which was released in 2009. This was also a period in his life when he was battling substance usage. Due to the drug distraction, this was one of his career’s low points, but he quickly recovered and put his life and career back on track.After meeting Ryan Lewis in Seattle, the two began to collaborate on music and released their studio album, ‘The Heist,’ in 2012. The album was a huge hit, reaching number two on Billboard’s charts and number one on iTunes.
In 2016, they released their second album, titled ‘Unruly Mess I Have Made.’ This one also made it to the top of the rankings.
Macklemore released his first solo album, Gemini, this year, which debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 in the United States on the Billboard charts. Macklemore’s successful songs include “Same Love,” “Downtown,” “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and others.
After dating Tricia Davis for seven years, he proposed to her in 2013. They welcomed their first kid in 2015 and married the following year. This year, the couple welcomed their second child.
Macklemore, who was born on June 19, 1983, is 38 years old as of today, January 7, 2022. He stands 1.79 meters tall and weighs 74 kg.
Macklemore entered the rap world when he was very young and quickly made a name for himself. He has amassed a net worth of $30 million as of January 2022, after releasing multiple albums in partnership and alone. Macklemore was a gifted young man who got off to a good start before becoming distracted by substance usage. This, however, did not cause him to lose concentration; he quickly returned to the course and shocked all of his supporters and well-wishers.