Many have never heard of Macklemore. When XXL named the Seattle rapper to their Freshmen Class, everyone aske who or what was a Macklemore. Checking his back history, the MC has been around since the early 2000’s but under the name Professor Macklemore. Late last year he released his video and single, “Thrift Shop,” which took off. The video alone on YouTube amassed a staggering 64 million views, and the single went platinum on iTunes all independently. Mack might have gotten off to a late start but he’s making up for missed time.