Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Fences – Otherside (Remix) (video)

Wow.

Yet another immaculately conceived and executed video from Mack and Ryan, this time co-directed with their “My Oh My” collaborator, Jason Koenig.  We’re still witnessing Mack’s rise to stardom, but when it’s all said and done, I think “Otherside” will be his defining track.  I don’t know if it will be his best (though it’s hard to beat such a heartfelt, no holds barred view into his battles with addiction), but the combination of the song’s impact/resonance with his fans and what it must have meant to him to record it make it the most notable track in his catalog…so far.

Don’t miss his performance opening for Wiz Khalifa at Bumbershoot this weekend, aka the next stepping stone in his path to stardom.

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2 Responses to “Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Fences – Otherside (Remix) (video)”

  1. ans says:

    Something about Macklemore rubs me the wrong way. I mean, do your thing dude. But the phrase that comes to mind is “white people rap” – or “rap for white people”… None of the conventions of classic hip hop are there, unlike say, Grynch… there’s no booming beat, he’s not boasting or spitting fire – it’s more like he’s whispering, lecturing, and this song and the last one about basketball seem like very specific personal takes on larger issues… there’s no evocation of a larger community… my two cents.

  2. ans says:

    That said, his verse in the new Blue Scholars in album was dope.

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