’15 Worst Singles #5: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

Written By: @BdotTM January 8, 2016 @ 2:30 PM EDT
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Next Stop.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ had good intentions. On their lead off hit, the duo called on rap legends Kool Mo Dee, Melle Mel, and Grandmaster Caz. Unfortunately, the hip-hop community just couldn’t connect with their anthemic effort.

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  • Guest

    Got dam right! Spot on with this one. Corniest attempt at making another Hippity Hoppity radio single. Macklemore is basically Vanilla Ice 2.0

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ B.Do

    Unfortunately, the hip-hop community just couldn’t connect with their anthemic effort.

    ^

    SHOULDA BEEN #1 WITH A BULLET!!!! NONETHELESS, YOU PUT YOUR FETISH FOR HIM ASIDE AND MADE A RATIONAL DECISION!!!! I’M SURE YOU SENT HIM A TWEET ON HIS DM ASKIN’ FOR FORGIVENESS!!!! FAG!!!!

    …………………HA!!!! THESE WHITEBOYS AIN’T HIP-HOP!!!! THEY JUST INCORPORATE IT IN THIER MUSIC!!!! WE SEE YOU, BLUE EYES!!!!

    #BENSON #ELVIS

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Marvelous

    It is so obvious how gigantic of a flop this was. Macklemore thought he could release anything and it would turn to gold. Glad this failure gave him a reality check.

    • Kris Kompute

      Still charted top 20 (#18) and is certified gold.

  • Gordon

    Did he stop returning your calls or something?

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      ………………….HA!!!!

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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    • Dzend

      ah come on, you know white rappers other than action bronson arent “IN” right now..

  • Jumpman

    Fuck this white boy!

    • MadShot

      You liked your own post? That’s sad.

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  • Captain Jack

    Macklemore is pretty dope! I think this record is like their other records but didn’t connect like the other ones

    • Kris Kompute

      Naw, “Can’t Hold Us” was a stadium banger. “Thrift Shop” had the catchiest loop of this decade. “Same Love” promoted the right thing at the right time.

      The fact this track broke the top 20 is a win for them.

      • Captain Jack

        I thought the hook was catchy enough but I didn’t like the singer’s voice on the hook. It was kind of annoying. He should keep the brotha’s on the hook.

  • I appreciate the fact that Mack showed love to the old school but the joint was mad corny. I know they were going for a video treatment that evoked a Broadway musical but it came off forced. The video awards performance was dope too but again came off somewhat corny at the same time. Just seems to be a thing w/ol’ boy.

    • Kris Kompute

      Great analysis.

  • Sean Power

    it wasn’t made for the hiphop community

  • el jim chapo guzman

    lol 15 worst single number 5…smh b dot you smoking crack again.

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    This did a great job of bringing a 70s classic rock energy with classic b-boy vibes together ! Education !