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Macklemore on his new record and what rap album he'd take with him on the mothership

The last time we caught up with Seattle rapper Macklemore (due tomorrow at the Westword Music Showcase on the main stage), he was working on his latest album with remarkable fervor -- he chose to skip SXSW. That effort, combined with having been inducted into XXL's prestigious 2012 freshman class and performances all across the country, left barely a minute to spare. With vocals completed for the new album, which is due out in the fall, the rapper, also know as Ben Haggerty, had a little bit more time on his hands to chop it up with us about his new album, what his live show is like and which rap album he would take with him on the mothership.