8.27.2015

Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Downtown’

Return of the Mack. After debuting their new single “Downtown” earlier today, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis go back to the roots of hip-hop in the accompanying video. The Seattle duo recruits early hip-hop luminaries Kool Moe Dee, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, and Grandmaster Caz for the chorus of this funk-inspired uptempo track.

The cinematic clip takes place in their hometown, and features a motorcycle theme—we start with Macklemore buying a moped, taking off into the streets and joining up with a gang of fellow motorcyclists. They face off against another gang, lead by a guy riding in an eagle chariot, drawn by four motorcycles held by reigns. For his part, Macklemore upgrades to a motorcycle with a large moose-head on the front.

Really, this video has to be seen to be believed.