Macklemore's New Video For 'Downtown' Shoots For 'Thrift Shop'

By HHL Editors

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis go big in their new track 'Downtown,' both visually and sonically,

The non-sequitur filled video features old school rappers Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel and Seattle baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. The sound mixes '80s hip hop with theatrically rock & roll in the style of Queen and Meatloaf. The Village People-like hook is delivered by glam rocker Eric Nally from Foxy Shazam.

We're teetering between thinking 'Downtown' is a clever potential pop hit in the vein of 'Thrift Shop', and that it's an all out abortion of sounds and images that could spell the end of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Where do you land?

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