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Becoming a parent changes you – and although it’s cliche to say that, it’s completely true. I’m an example of that, and no matter what your age (I was almost 33 when we had Addie), there’s “growing up” involved when it happens for the first time. While I became “The Rock Father” in 2009, this site wasn’t here yet, and although everything may have appeared just perfect – the first year was actually pretty hard from an emotional standpoint and some changes in lifestyle and scheduling had to happen. MACKLEMORE is experiencing some of that right now, his daughter born on May 29th – just over two months ago. Today he and Ryan Lewis released a new single as a free download – a single that is for Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty – but also being offered to all of us – music and words that will most certainly resonate with parents. It comes with a note (available here), and the total package has really moved me – his voice sharing wisdom with his little girl, but also trying to find balance between the work he has to do to support his family. Listen to MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” featuring ED SHEERAN below…

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