Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have unveiled a new video for ‘Downtown’ that features hip-hop legends Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel, as well as Foxy Shazam vocalist, Eric Nally. Click below to watch.
As reported by Rolling Stone, the clip follows the group as they dance through the streets of Spokane, Washington, and also features a quick cameo from retired baseball player great Ken Griffey Jr.
The ‘Downtown’ video was directed by Lewis, Macklemore – real name Ben Haggerty – and Jason Koenig with choreography by the Seattle-based b-boy crew Massive Monkees. The duo will perform the track live at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (August 30).
This month has also seen the release of Macklemore and Lewis’s ‘Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)’, which features Ed Sheeran and celebrates the birth of Macklemore’s daughter. Earlier this year, the pair recorded a child-friendly version of his hit single ‘Thrift Shop’ alongside Oscar The Grouch for kids TV show, Sesame Street.
In Oscar’s version of the song, he promotes wearing litter as an outfit with the line “I’m gonna pop some tags, Only got twenty dollars in my pocket” replaced by “I’m gonna pop some trash, only got seven bags in my trash can.”