FYM PRESS PLAY: MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
This week, Seattle's most notable up-and-coming Hip-Hop contender—Macklemore (with beats by Ryan Lewis), debuted his second single off the yet to be released full-length, The Heist (due out October 9th). Watch the official video to Thrift Shop streaming below:
You may remember earlier this summer Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debuted a sharp new single supporting marriage equality called Same Love (featuring Mary Lambert). Unlike Same Love, which is a ferociously intelligent stab at backwards homophobic viewpoints, Thrift Shop showcases the lighter side of Macklemore's lyrical talents.
The extremely well-edited music video features scenes from local thrift stores like Value Village/Goodwill, with local Northwest folk going H.A.M. on nostalgic fashions. Along with the message (you don't have to spend a ton of money to look #BOSS), comes the humor/one-liners like damn that's a cold ass honkey.
The song itself is BANANAS good. With backing-vocals/hook support from Wanz (who we couldn't help but associate with Nate Dogg's vocal stylings), this second single secures great promise to the rest of the quality material, assuredly on The Heist. Artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make us proud to live in the Northwest, and we can help but support their sonic efforts—putting' it down for The Town (Seattle). Purchase Thrift Shop from iTunes HERE.