Macklemore is Seattle.
You don't need to be in the 'industry' to know that local hip-hop has reached a new level in Seattle. After watching Sir Mix-a-Lot pass the proverbial torch to Macklemore on-stage at the Showbox, it became even more evident that the momentum built by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis was not only swelling - it was about to take over. A couple EP's, a couple mixtapes, hundreds of sold-out shows & an opening-day Mariners performance in 2011 have lead to this: The Heist. October 9, 2012, and a world-tour to kick off in September (coming through Seattle on Oct 12 @ Wamu theater: TICKETS).
Check out their latest video for "Thrift Shop" below, released today on YouTube & iTunes, and if you're going to the Mariners game this Friday - watch Macklemore throw the first pitch!