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

by Kurt Schlosser /  / Updated 
Image: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
epa03980422 US musicians Ben Haggerty (R), best known as Macklemore, and Ryan Lewis (L) pose in a photo room during the nomination announcements for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 06 December 2013. The Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on 26 January 2014. EPA/MICHAEL NELSONMichael Nelson / EPA file

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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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