Ben Haggerty (born June 19, 1983), known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American rapper and musician.
He began independently releasing music since 2000 and now collaborates with producer Ryan Lewis, violinist Andrew Joslyn, and trumpeteer Owuor Arunga.
He has gained a significant online fanbase. He has released one mixtape, three EPs and two albums, although none on a major record label.His music video “Thrift Shop” has been viewed on YouTube more than 140 million times, and reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, selling more than 2.2 million copies.