*After a year of globe-trotting and hitmaking, the white rapper-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have decided to take a break and go on hiatus for awhile.
At some point in the interim they’ll get to work on a new album. Manager Zach Quillen talked with XXL and said the Seattle duo will make their mad dash from the limelight sometime after the Grammys.
“Yea, we’re gonna disappear for a little while,” Quillen tells XXL. “This album cycle is coming to a close. We’ll, I imagine, go to the Grammys in January this year and afterwards, kind of call it quits for a bit and take some time off. The guys are gonna get into the studio next year and see what happens. But we’re in no rush.”
The fellas have had one helluva year; performing at the VMA’s alongside Jennifer Hudson and making platinum moves with their debut album, The Heist. With their revolutionary track, “Same Love,” they hope to break the hip-hop homophobia stereotype.
With regard to their hiatus and future career movies Quillen says:
“There’s no Macklemore mixtape or attempt at kind of staying around. I think we’re gonna disappear for a little while and try to make some good music and find an interesting way of putting it out. I think it’ll be a quiet year.”
Sounds like a plan guys. See you on the rebound.