|Given Name||Ben Haggerty|
|Date of Birth||Jun 19, 1983 - Age 37|
- Macklemore is of Irish descent.
- Early in his career, he facilitated music workshops at youth detention centres as part of the Gateways For Incarcerated Youth program in Seattle.
- He was first introduced to hip-hop at age 6 via Digital Underground.
- He started seriously pursuing a career in rap at age fourteen.
- Macklemore has a bachelor's degree from Evergreen State College.