In case you weren’t already aware, popular rapper Macklemore is from Seattle. He’s made that well known, writing a song about late Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, as well as receiving his own bobblehead from the club.
Macklemore continued to profess his love to his hometown, and his favorite team, Thursday, releasing a new music video for the song “Downtown.” In the video, he’s joined by Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr.
Griffey Jr. pops up at two separate points in the video. The first is around 1:42, where he can be seen catching a fish at Pike Place Market. How very Seattle!
We should also note Griffey’s garb in this cameo. Astute baseball card collectors will already know what we’re talking about.
Yes, Griffey is attempting to recreate the look from one of his rookie cards in cameo No. 1. That’s actually pretty cool.
In his second cameo, which takes place around 4:02, Griffey can be seen riding a moped. It makes sense if you listen to the song. While his second appearance in the video isn’t as cool, it did give us this image, and, for that, we’re forever grateful.
If you’re going to make a career out of promoting and singing about Seattle, using Griffey Jr. in a video is the way to go.
Personally, we here at The Stew are hoping Macklemore goes even further in his next video. We wouldn’t mind seeing Edgar Martinez, Felix Hernandez and Randy Johnson recreate the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” video while running around the mean streets of Seattle.
Only Macklemore has the power to make this happen!
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