Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Go Old School in “Downtown” Video
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have plenty of fans and detractors and you can't deny that the duo have a flair for theatrics and know how to entertain. Stirring up memories of classic old school flicks like Breakin', The Warriors and Wild Style, Mack cops a moped and cruises through the city where he bumps into Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel and Ken Griffey Jr. Featuring a chariot led by motorcycles, plenty of wild outfits and dance routines, the video tiptoes the line of bizarre and genius. Sonically, the song is layered with plenty of classic breakbeat samples, claps and horns that are scattered throughout the numerous beat flips. This one is in the same vein as "Thrift Shop" and drastically different from the recent "Growing Up" and will certainly get a ton of radio play. Peep the video above before its inescapable.