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.
If "Downtown" was a bit too big, and "Kevin" was a bit too heavy, then "Brad Pitt's Cousin" should hit you just right with an understated, off-the-cuff silliness that seems like just the thing to break on through.
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.
There's a definite Seattle Strong vibe to this fun new Macklemore & Ryan Lewis video — causing a scene at local landmark Dick's Drive-In and having the original NW mackdaddy Sir Mix-A-Lot make an appearance — but it's also inclusive, making room for the young, the mariachi, and an impressive list of hip-hop celebs.
The stakes are high, but so is the scope of this new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis music video concocted by Lewis with longtime visual collaborator Jon Jon Augustavo and Jason Koenig. Shot in location stretching from New Zealand to their Seattle homebase, "Can't Hold Us" has the chart-topping duo as pirates, literally hoisting their flag atop the world in a video adventure that boasts planes, ships, dogsleds, camels, skydiving and lots more.
Because people are so sick of "Thrift Shop" that they're choking people who sing it. But the video directed by Jon Augustavo with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is still fantastic even when stripped of the music.