Things just keep getting better for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. After years of groundwork, the duo scored big with their album, The Heist, and #1 Hot 100 single “Thrift Shop,” which recently reached double platinum status. Now, they unveil a revamped set of visuals for album standout “Wing$” that will serve as the spot for this year’s NBA All-Star game.
In the video Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sport their western conference and eastern conference All-Star jerseys, as the Seattle MC spits emphatically about dreaming to be like Mike (Jordan) and the false sense of security created by the sneakers he sported to do so. They are joined by a youth choir, who sing a heartfelt chorus on the inspirational song. Clips of Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the rest of this year’s NBA All-Stars are integrated throughout the visual.
Hip-Hop and basketball fans alike will see and hear “Wing$” a lot more as the days draw closer to All-Star Weekend, February 15-17. See the full video for the track below, and also be sure to catch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis blaze the Late Show with David Letterman stage on the following page.
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