Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back and aiming to make a point.
The duo have unleashed new single ‘Downtown’ – the lead single from their sophomore album.
Set to perform the song this Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards, the Hip-Pop outfit smartly enlist Hip-Hop legends Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, and singer Eric Nally for the cut, which they’ve been working on for a year and a half.
It’s a clever tactic given all the flack the group received from rap supporters following their clean sweep at last year’s Grammy Awards.
Politics aside, it certainly helps that the track is a banger rich in multi-format appeal.
Take a listen below. Get familiar too, as we envision this being a hit once it goes to radio on September 1st.