PHOTOS: Macklemore returns to Easy Street Records in West Seattle

(WSB photos unless otherwise credited)

Rapper Macklemore returned to Easy Street Records in The Junction this afternoon for a meet-and-greet signing event to celebrate his new album. Fans were waiting in this street – still closed post-Farmers’ Market – to snap pics:

Previous visits to Easy Street – including 2011 and 2016 – were with his longtime musical partner Ryan Lewis, but this time he’s solo. The new album carries his real name, Ben.

“Ben” was released this week; its first music video, No Bad Days,” features Macklemore’s 7-year-old daughter Sloane. Easy Street sold out of the early “Ben” sales required to get a chance to meet him today.

Macklemore heads out on a world tour next month.

P.S. Days before Macklemore’s visit, artist Desmond Hansen was seen sprucing up his signal-box mural at 35th/Avalon:

(Thanks to Ian for the photo.) Hansen originally painted it in 2019.

17 Replies to "PHOTOS: Macklemore returns to Easy Street Records in West Seattle"

  • R March 5, 2023 (6:29 pm)

    Music aside, that outfit is worth seeing. Beautiful suit, from the shoes to the Stache.

    • waikikigirl March 6, 2023 (7:18 am)

      R— I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw that picture.       Different artists words, same meaning:

      Gold watch, diamond ring,
      I ain’t missin’ not a single thing
      Cufflinks, stick pin,
      When I step out I’m gonna do you in
      They come runnin’ just as fast as they can
      ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man

  • Charles Burlingame March 5, 2023 (6:52 pm)

    Real stars take the C Line.

    • aa March 5, 2023 (8:23 pm)

      Hey Judgy Judgerson, how about you name a few stars you have seen on the C line?

      • Chris W March 6, 2023 (8:35 am)

        That’s not judging. That’s funny.

    • JP Scratches March 6, 2023 (8:43 am)

      You don’t become a Rockstar to ride the bus. My Man going Hard in the Double R like Jay Z!No more Thrift Store, now it’s Gucci and LV!

      • Marispellah March 6, 2023 (12:09 pm)

        Nice!(Buttah)-Forget the Benz, forget the Royce, the Celica is the ride of my choice…

  • Flivver March 5, 2023 (7:12 pm)

    Assume that was his Rolls Royce.

    • WSB March 5, 2023 (7:29 pm)

      Didn’t see the registration. But our photographer confirms he was driving, and he had car seats in the back for his two youngest children.

      • The King March 5, 2023 (7:51 pm)

        A Rolls with car seats, that’s awesome. Nice to see a local guy make it. 

    • Mike March 5, 2023 (8:08 pm)

      Not as nice as his friends Volvo

      but hopefully Ben can help
      Make Seattle Super Again

  • Greg March 5, 2023 (8:53 pm)

    Pretty sure Ben was popping tagz from Backstage Thrift in the Junction and Capitol Hill.  Good on you!!!

  • 22blades March 6, 2023 (8:34 am)

    Usually don’t like Rolls but that’s a tastful one. No screaming, just “yep, wazzup…”

  • Mark P March 6, 2023 (10:43 am)

        Was this announced in advance at all, or was in impromtu? Would have loved to go, but didn’t see any notice it was happening.

  • Elton March 6, 2023 (10:57 am)

    Seems like Desmond Hanson did more than spruce up his original signal box, looks like he completely re-did it to match the album art (looks great). I wonder if he was commissioned by Macklemore for the update? Or maybe he just did it as a fan of Macklemore?

    • wsres March 6, 2023 (11:17 am)

      Macklemore fan- and the signal box had been vandalized. On his insta page it also shows he made another piece of art just for Macklemore. 

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