Macklemore Invaded ‘Downtown’ LA And The City Went Nuts

andres tardio, mtv.com
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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:

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.