Macklemore x Ryan Lewis "WINGS" Official Music Video





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Published on Jul 20, 2011


Director/DP/Art Director/Editor/Colorist: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Producers: Hollis Wong-Wear, Zia Mohajerjasbi, Sam Toloui
Associate Producers: Amaniel Gebregiorgis, Tricia Davis, Nick Zieber
Gaffer/Key Grip: Steve Failows
Grips: Futsum Tsegai, Will Foster, Rezene Tsegai, Ryan McNamee

Executive Producers: All that pledged to the "WINGS" Kickstarter campaign

STARRING: Lucas King as Mini-Macklemore

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Officials Vintage, Sonny Byers and the Denny Middle School Chorus, Chera Amlag and Cascade Middle School, Mark Terry and The Northwest School, Rock Paper Scissors, Kyle Johnson, Dean Cannon, Tyan Bardon, Kai Shelton, Shaudi Vahdat, Mad Dog Productions, Jordan Nicholson, Kelly and Mike King, Supreme Cutz, The Station, Jefferson Community Center, Youth Ambassadors, YMCA Seattle Black Achievers Program, Sandpoint Housing Youth Program, Ryan Swigart, Anu Mohajerjasbi, Wizdom, Sam Terry, Paul Javid, John Gonzales, Ryan Middleton, Light Iron Digital, Zach Quillen, Chana Johnson, Laila Montenegro, Beacon Hill, Yesler Terrace.

Produced by Ryan Lewis
Written by Ben Haggerty, Hollis Wong-Wear
Composed by Ryan Lewis, Andrew Joslyn
Engineered by Ryan Lewis, Pete Stewart, Amos Miller
Choir Vocals by Denny Middle School Chorus (Sonny Byers)
Vocals by Ray Dalton, Camila Recchio
Piano, B3 Organ by Noah Goldberg
Violin, Viola and Percussion by Andrew Joslyn
Cello by Danah Olivetree
Trumpet by Owuor Arunga
Bass Guitar by Zach Fleury
Recorded at Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Studios, Orbit Audio, Denny Middle School


Comments • 55,041

Edmond Marquier
Im still in middle school and this mentality is like a plague, people will call you poor if you were the same backpack for two years... The eastpacks are supposed to be working fine for 25 so how do I make use of that? I got two sisters who also want brand shit when really it doesn't even matter. The marketing people are making use of your insecurities and the stupid mind of kids... I thought I was never affected by publicity until I wanted an iPhone and Nikes. Now I realize how stupid I was but since Im scared of being shunned I ll still buy 'cool' shoes.
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Edmond Marquier Dude I read this is a rap. That was lit
We Lit
Edmond Marquier see imhesmae way but idc what people think of me and the "environment" I just like brand stuff cause I like how it files and it fits my personality id careless if I go to school with not brand stuff people can say all they want to I'll just be like it clothes and shoes chill its not like u one million dollars then walk away 😂
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GG WP With F.
this song is still amazing 2017....
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Sunnie G
I didn't mean that sorry
Sunnie G
Sorry I love this song
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Jaye McGrath
92,123,415 million views? I thought I watched it more than that
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Alec Davidson
It's cool
I'm sure youtube is just drunk.............again
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get triggered FTW
if your in chicago and you got those kind of shoes you know your gonna get jumped
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Sara Parker88 yeah certain parts of Chicago are bad
Sara Parker88
get triggered FTW I live in Chicago in an apartment and that never happens around my area
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Anthony Carrillo
These type of songs MOTIVATE me in Basketball but this one the most and this song is jst like me, my shoes got robbed and than got the retro 5 same exact ones and every time my family has partys this is the song i always play, Thank u for MOTIVATING me and god bless u💯
Asan Masood
So the Moral of the story is that be who you are not what your friends or media tell you to be.
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Jim Achen III
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Henry Kurek
This song is so inspirational, I cried, it made me strive to keep trying, too never stop to never give up, to never stop believing! Never stop living! Don't let anyone tell you what you are you make your life, YOU decide what you will be, YOU Decided your destiny
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Hannah Varnon
Dan Durkin excuse me
Dan Durkin
Hannah Varnon I love you too babe 💙💙
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Christian Reitzel
He should make a new song about adidas lol hype beast
Rise Young
Christian Reitzel fuckin idiot
Sub to This Channel 15
Christian Reitzel Go play Minecraft kid
Who still watching 2017?
Святое Алоэ
I was seven years old, when I got my first pair And I stepped outside And I was like, momma, this air bubble right here, it's gonna make me fly I hit that court, and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so high I touched the net, mom I touched the net, this is the best day of my life Air Max's were next, That air bubble, that mesh The box, the smell, the stuffin', the tread, in school I was so cool I knew that I couldn't crease 'em My friends couldn't afford 'em Four stripes on their Adidas On the court I wasn't the best, but my kicks were like the pros Yo, I stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logo Nike Air Flight, book bag was so dope And then my friend Carlos' brother got murdered for his Fours*, whoa See he just wanted a jump shot, but they wanted his Starter coat, though Didn't wanna get caught, from Genesee Park to Othello You could clown for those Pro Wings, with the Velcro Those were not tight I was trying to fly without leaving the ground, Cause I wanted to be like Mike, right Wanted to be him, I wanted to be that guy, I wanted to touch the rim I wanted to be cool, and I wanted to fit in, I wanted what he had, America, it begins [Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away? Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so high My feet won't touch the ground I stitch my wings And pull the strings I bought these dreams That all fall down We want what we can't have, commodity makes us want it So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it Got to show 'em, so exclusive, this that new shit A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes I would never hoop in Look at me, look at me, I'm a cool kid I'm an individual, yeah, but I'm part of a movement My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh said Look at what that swoosh did See it consumed my thoughts Are you stupid, don't crease 'em, just leave 'em in that box Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk That's my air bubble and I'm lost, if it pops We are what we wear, we wear what we are But see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all Will I stand for change, or stay in my box These Nikes help me define me, but I'm trying to take mine, off [Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away? Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so high My feet won't touch the ground I stitch my wings And pull the strings I bought these dreams That all fall down It started out, with what I wear to school That first day, like these are what make you cool And this pair, this would be my parachute So much more than just a pair of shoes Nah, this is what I am What I wore, this is the source of my youth This dream that they sold to you For a hundred dollars and some change Consumption is in the veins And now I see it's just another pair of shoes [* Air Jordan IV]
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