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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 'bus' a rhyme for NYC commuters

Jan. 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM ET

New Yorkers have to endure a broad spectrum of "performance artists" as they try to get to and from here and there on various forms of city transit. A new video shot on a bus captures hip-hop stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis showing why they're not just some subway saxophone act.

The duo from Seattle perform their hit "Can't Hold Us" in a new viral video released by the Grammys in an effort to promote this month's awards show. Macklemore and Lewis are up for seven prizes.

After they board at a stop and sit near the front, the two performers stand and Lewis starts the music with a boom box. Macklemore removes his hoodie and starts rapping. The video is seemingly shot with surveillance cameras on the bus and other angles from riders who may or may not be in on the whole thing. 

Regardless of whether it's staged, the ride features a lot of clapping and smiling. That's not a bad commute.

The Grammys air Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. on CBS. Macklemore and Lewis are scheduled to perform again.

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