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Macklemore cruises Downtown on a moped in new music video

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut a weird music video for the first single from their second album

By Andrea Tim | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Video: Ryan Lewis

This is the most lighthearted music video from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis yet. The hip-hop duo just released the music video for their first single, Downtown, from their still-unnamed sophomore album and it involves lots of dancing. Not bad, Macklemore, not bad at all.

The rapper and his buddies get themselves mopeds to cruise around town before they run into Foxy Shazam vocalist Eric Nally. Eric defends his territory, showing off his – we kid you not – eagle chariot with motorbikes instead of horses (you snooze, you lose, Katniss Everdeen).

Eric and Macklemore go against each other in a street gang fight, which turns out to be more like a dance-off. All is well in the end as both sides unite in a parade to celebrate the funkiness of downtown.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday. If they do Downtown, can we expect a parade there, too?

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