How do you live premiere a song titled “Downtown?” If you’re Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, you invade downtown L.A., of course.
The moped lover’s anthem got the live treatment on the streets of L.A. at the 2015 Video Music Awards — and fans went nuts. I mean, just look at these reactions:
* picks up the chin from floor because Macklemore’s #VMA performance”
— Lauren (@LaurenTaylorr) August 31, 2015
Macklemore is insane
— Carson Clubber Lang (@CarsonKing11) August 31, 2015
I always respected @macklemore but now even more after he had MOE D, MELLE MEL & GRANDMASTER CAZ on a record at the 2015 VMA’s
— MIKE FORCE MAGNETIC (@mikeforce100000) August 31, 2015
I didn’t realize Eric Nally is in the new Macklemore song. Just seeing him perform on the VMAs was crazy.
— Mellisa Lewis (@mellisalewis) August 31, 2015
This traffic-stopping performance brought their recently released music video to life. Just like in the clip, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel came through to add classic rap flavor and Eric Nally rode in to make things even more anthemic.
“Downtown” is the first single off Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ upcoming album, the duo’s follow-up to The Heist.