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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - This Unruly Mess I've Made
This Unruly Mess I've Made is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It was released on February 26, 2016, by Macklemore LLC and Alternative Distribution Alliance. The album was supported by three singles: "Downtown" featuring Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz and "Dance Off" featuring Idris Elba and Anderson Paak, along with "White Privilege II" featuring Jamila Woods, which was released as the album's promotional single.
Following the success of the duo's debut album The Heist (2012), Macklemore revealed that the album cover artwork for their follow-up album, titled This Unruly Mess I've Made, on January 15, 2016, on his Instagram post. The album was self-released on February 26, 2016. He also revealed on the trailer for their album on his official website, which features himself discussing about how their album was created and their inspiration for making the new music.
The duo's lead single for the This Unruly Mess I've Made, titled "Downtown", was released on August 27, 2015. The song was produced by Ryan Lewis, whose also co-wrote it with Macklemore, while Macklemore and Lewis collaborated with artists such as Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz on this track. Its music video for "Downtown" featuring Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz, was also released on August 27, 2015. The album's second single, "Dance Off", was released on February 25, 2016, in Australia, New Zealand and selected countries of Europe. The song was not released in the United States. The song contains a dialogue from an actor Idris Elba, and also features a guest appearance from American recording artist Anderson Paak. Its music video for "Dance Off" featuring Idris Elba, was released on May 17, 2016
1. Light Tunnels feat. Mike Slap
2. Downtown feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee
3. Brad Pitt's Cousin feat. XP
4. Buckshot feat. KRS-One & DJ Premier
5. Growing Up (Sloane's Song) feat. Ed Sheeran
6. Kevin feat. Leon Bridges
7. St. Ides
8. Need to Know feat. Chance the Rapper
9. Dance Off feat. Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak
10. Let's Eat feat. XP
11. Bolo Tie feat. YG
12. The Train feat. Carla Morrison
13. White Privilege II feat. Jamila Woods
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
14. The Shades
15. Spoons feat. Ryan Bedard