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  • 1. t h e t i me l i n e . t. f Heist eb Oc Featured on goes to #1 XXL Cover . on alongside Danny Brown & Iggy Azalea iTunes Album20122011 Charts August. Thrift Store iTunes peaks at #15 on Billboard Rap Singles Chart April. Wings hits 3m views of YouTube jan . Hits 100k Facebook likes Fan gets shark tattoo on face, a nod to #sharkfacegang official Macklemore Puts ‘Wings’ video on fan community Kickstarter with Ryan Lewis and Zia Mohajerjasbi, receives Sept. Announced fall tour across UK & US. 423 backers Sells out 18/27 showsHop Chart. April. Honors Dave Niehaus at opening of $18,269 Safeco Field, Seattle. Plays to 50k person crowd. Receive Seattle Mariners badge.2010 Dec. Cements place as forefront of Seattle Hip Hop by recording ‘My oh my’ tribute to deceased Seattle Mariners & broadcaster Dave Niehaus. Released by Bengalyucky.com Reaches 1M plays on d e c . With Ryan Lewis the duo create the 1st annual Fan Appreciation Pizza Party Picked up by Oct. Releases VS. Redux EP. Hits iTunes Top Ten featuring critically acclaimed The Agency ‘Otherside’ describing his substance abuse August. Begins touring with Seattle Rappers, The Blue Group Scholars. Plays to biggest crowd of 4k people at WSU Management April. Creates Washington Appreciation T-Shirts, followed by an official merch line2009 Sept. Unplanned Mix Tape is released. Twitterview with Seattle Weekly Blog June. Darien Chin photographs him for personal project, hosts on Fan creates Facebook Jan. Performs a song about Nikes for photographer Chase Jarvis + Michael Hebb’s project “Songs For Eating & Drinking”. A Dinner party where musicians page get together and share songs, drink and food. Dec. Macklemore x Ryan Lewis CD release party @ Wild Buffalo August. Begins sobriety Begins touring with Grayskul &2008‘06/072005 2000’s Living Legends, plays House of Blues in Anaheim Ryan Lewis & Macklemore AU team up G . together Begins gaining local fame playing at Chop Suey and other Seattle venues supporting artists. However as he continued to battle substance abuse he goes on hiatus. Releases Language of my world full-length album. Myspace’s Tom Anderson discovers him and puts him as a featured music artist on Myspace. Collaborates with Abyssinian Creole “Claiming the City” early And we danced (Mephisto remix) distributed on mp3 download sites (songonet, mp3 take, the burning ear) Professor Macklemore Open Your Eyes EP released, self distributed. Then drops the ‘Professor’ from his name Takes a job at Gateways, Juvenile Detention program that centers around rap music