Macklemore pays his grandma Helen a surprise visit for her 100th birthday, promising that they can do whatever they want. And even though that set-up would lend itself to easy laughs — and, yes, a male stripper does show up at one point — Macklemore and Grandma are more interesting in tugging those heartstrings.
What seems to be a sweet science meets sweet love story based around Ed Sheeran falling for his sparring partner, takes a brief turn toward serious Rocky training montage for an epic match, before veering all the way left to show Sheeran's humor is as strong as ever.
You have hereby been challenged to a Dance Off by Idris Elba (yes, he's in the video). And even thought there's no chance you're gonna top Macklemore's moves, you can still get up and into the ludicrous fun no matter where you are.
We don't get a glimpse of "Kevin" in this walkabout performance video with Macklemore and guest singer Leon Bridges, but the lyrics tell a clear story about the fatal side effects of our heavily medicated nation.
Get on your mopeds kids, cuz Mack is back with something that looks way pricier and more ambitious than what you'd find at a thrift shop. "Downtown" is essentially a rallying cry for all the underdogs and eccentrics out there to get on their wildest ride and meet up for a massive parade with rap Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, rap legends Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Gradmaster Caz, and a scene-stealing Eric Nally from Foxy Shazam.
Time's arrow, love's arrow, fate's arrow... Sometimes they hit their target, sometimes they don't. Fences gets a bullseye, however, with a winning track that gets taken to the next level thanks to contributions by old friends Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis. The video is a similarly big affair, filled with multiple set pieces where arrows fling out in all directions as Fences finds his way and Macklemore tries to balance his love with the pitfalls of fame.