Macklemore by Jordan Nicholson in Seattle, Washington, USA

It was a big year for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. They’ve become a household name. The world is just starting to hear their music, but to the people of Seattle, they’ve been hometown heroes for years. Since their album, The Heist dropped in November of ’12, it’s become an international sensation. Songs like Thrift Shop, Same Love, and Can’t Hold Us were on every radio station. They won several MTV VMA’s, and four Grammys. Night after night since the album dropped, they have been performing in sold out venues across the globe. Their fame increasing exponentially along the way. On December 10th, 11th, and 12th, they performed three sold out shows in Seattle and that’s where these photos were taken. They’re photos from the last stop on an international whirlwind tour. Their hometown is what made them, it was only right they ended the tour where they started. And it was epic.

Name:Jordan Nicholson

Freelance Do-Stuff-er



Tell us about the place you live:

Seattle’s not very big. But it’s not small either. It’s just the right size where it’s big enough to have a lot of really amazing things going on, but small enough that it still feels like a tight knit community. Everybody supports each other in following their dreams. And it rains a lot.

A perfect day?

A perfect day would be waking up calling up some friends and going to Saigon Deli for Banh Mi’s. It has to be perfect summer weather, hot, but not too hot w/ a cool breeze. Would catch a movie in Columbia City, eat some ice cream at Full Tilt, skate from Capitol Hill to Chinatown for boba, and then catch a show at Showbox.

What is the best thing about your spot?

Everybody knows each other.

What is the worst?

Everybody knows each other.

What would be surprising about this place to an outsider?

Our summers are the best. They’re perfect. It’s like a prize for those who can make it through the 9 months of rain.

If your city was a person or character who would it be?

Bulbasaur? Wet but lots of fun!

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Canh Solo, Avi Loud, Kyle Johnson


Name:Jordan Nicholson


Favorite place to eat:

Saigon Deli

Favorite place to drink:

95 Slide

Favorite shop:

Alive & Well

Local Tip:

If you get a Dick’s cheeseburger, put their fries in it. So good.

Must Do:

Hit up Jose Rizal Bridge. Has a super awesome view of the city!