LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Recording artist Macklemore performs onstage during KIIS FMís Jingle Ball 2013 at Staples Cent
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Instead of just pacing back and forth in anticipation of the results of this year's Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have decided to work out any tension they might have in the studio.

Yep, it's official: Macklemore has confirmed that the boys are back in the studio working on a follow-up to their smash debut, The Heist.

The "Thrift Shop" rapper recently posted a pic on Instagram of Lewis chilling in a Santa Fe chic over-sized chair with the caption, "Very happy to be back in the lab with this guy."

While The Heist has seen extraordinary success and a second album would make millions of fans around the world very, very happy, Macklemore has acknowledged that not every one in the hip hop community is as taken.

 He recently admitted in an interview that he was aware that hip hop would be "heated" should Macklmore & Ryan Lewis win Best Rap Album. 

He believes that award should go to Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d city.

"I think you can make an argument for both [albums]," Macklemore said. "We obviously had massive success on commercial radio and I think that, in ways, The Heist was a bigger album, but Kendrick has a better rap album."

Luckily for Mac, he's got at least one big name in the Hip Hop community on his side: Eminem thinks the kid is "pretty dope."

And it's probably safe to assume the Seattleite still has his fingers crossed for a win in that other little category they're nominated in.