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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis On Jimmy Fallon

Posted by on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

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.

 

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Larry Mizell, Jr. 8
@7 word? even better.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on December 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM · Report this
Keekee 7
Wanz lived in Ellensburg in the 80's & was gigging all over the place at roughly the same time that the Screaming Trees were working their way up the Music-Biz food chain. Dude's been around.
Posted by Keekee on December 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 6
They also did a set broadcast live over YouTube yesterday.

Full show via Mack's tweet.
Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on December 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 5
I feel speshul.
Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on December 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 4
congrats on your comment!
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on December 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM · Report this
Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on December 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM · Report this
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Sweeeeet!!!!!
Posted by Wanz on December 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM · Report this
matt 1
props
Posted by matt on December 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM · Report this

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