On Tuesday night, Seattle champions Mack & Ryan played that late night show hosted by that one guy, backed by The Legendary Roots Crew, the true stars of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. (Just an hour earlier, his boy Allen Stone was on Leno.) It was surreal seeing the legend Questlove thwack the drums right before Macklemore threw his arms wide and hissed my favorite line from "Thrift Shop"—"PISSSSSSSSS."
Of course, Mack, Ryan, and trumpeter Owour Arunga got it in—but I'm particularly happy at the exposure for the hook's singer Wanz, who was previously known chiefly as the big-voiced vocalist behind a bunch of cuts in the gangsta-fied Street Level Records catalogue. When Macklemore asked mastering engineer and producer D-Sane for a singer with a voice like Nate Dogg's, the SLR founder knew just the guy. Now he's poppin' tags all over the country, and that is fucking awesome.