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    Macklemore and Lewis film surprise video on Seattle rooftop


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photographer timdphotos was out strolling through the neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington, on July 24 when he came across a live, impromptu concert by musicians Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. He says several thousand fan were at the event and probably learned about it through rumors on social media.

    'I'm pretty sure that Macklemore and Lewis wanted the secret to get out in order to generate some excitement -- it worked,' he said. The musicians were shooting a surprise music video on the rooftop of Dicks Drive-In, a local eatery that has been in operation for more than 50 years. 'It is a Seattle staple where you can literally dine with the stars, your neighbors and people from all over the world any given night of the week,' he explained.

    He says after watching the live performance, he's now a fan of Macklemore. ' I had been out of the country and in India for the past year and was not aware he had exploded onto the world stage the way he had. He's a local guy who just struck a chord with Seattle because of his friendly attitude and belief that all people are equally important,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is known for many great things -- coffees and cafes, wonderfully diverse people and even a host of raucous street parties, just to name a few!

    It's also been called home to many of Seattle's music legends, including Macklemore, who are loved by the world over and who ALWAYS visit Dick's Drive on Broadway after partying all night.

    Macklemore and Lewis are hometown heroes here and showed some serious love for their fellow Seattleites. They also showed some respect for another Seattle icon and rap pioneer who shot a famous video along the same stretch of neighborhood almost 25 years ago, that's none other than Sir Mix A Lot!

    Macklemore and Lewis are expected to release their video before the end of the year and judging from the several thousand people watching the video from behind barricades -- it will be a huge hit.

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    See the full Macklemore video here: http://youtu.be/5ZYrHXYyoMo

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