Macklemore 'White Walls' video features Seattle landmarks
They shut down Broadway and caused traffic snares on Aurora to do it, but Macklemore and Ryan Lewis managed to get the video for "White Walls," the sixth single off their Platinum-certified debut studio album, "The Heist" -- and from the footage they used, there's no mistaking where these two were born and bred.
Previous videos by the duo have run the gamut from relatively low-budget (like "Thrift Shop," which was filmed in area second-hand stores) to massively large productions (like "Can't Hold Us," which was filmed all over the globe, using a variety of exotic animals and a pirate ship). "White Walls" falls somewhere in between. The video features footage from that much-talked-about shoot on top of Dick's, as well as various other Seattle locations.
Another Seattle icon also has a cameo in the video; Sir Mix-a-Lot also makes an appearance toward the end.
The song, which features vocals from local producer, poet and musician Hollis Wong-Wear, as well as a guest appearance from Los Angeles-based rapper ScHoolboy Q, is a tribute to Macklemore's real-life ride, a black Cadillac.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are beginning a world tour tomorrow; the tour kicks off in London and ends with three engagements in Seattle in December. Tickets for the first two Seattle performances, which will be at the Key Arena, were sold out in a matter of hours.