Macklemore has released the hilarious music video of "Corner Store."
The track features fellow Seattle rappers, Dave B and Travis Thompson. "Corner Stone" is from the rapper's new solo album, Gemini, which was released in September.
Macklemore vs Macklemore
Directed by Johnny LeFlare, the music video follows three rebellious teenagers on a night of partying in their small town. Armed with a fake ID, Dave B and Thompson attempt to buy a beer from a convenience store manned by an old guy (Macklemore). After being kicked out, they come across a drifter (also Macklemore) loitering outside the store who happily takes their money and buy beer for them.
Still dressed as the drunk drifter, Macklemore, Dave B, and Thompson head to the park to meet some friends. A guy walking his dog (still Macklemore but in a fat suit) spots the kids and calls the security guards (played by Macklemore with rapper Lace Cadence this time) who arrive to break the party up. The pair of guards give the kids a chase and follow Thompson home where they meet his mom (Macklemore in a blonde wig) who yells at the "busted-a**, rent-a-cops" before spotting her son's fake ID.
This type of video has become the rapper's signature style. His breakout song, "Thrift Shop," featuring Ryan Lewis, saw the rapper in a massive 99-cent fur coat, shopping for rather useless — but cheap — things from a local second-hand store. The song went viral when it was released in 2013. Its music video now has over 1 billion views on YouTube.
Macklemore On Tour
In another hilarious video, Macklemore, whose real name is Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, announces that he is going on a tour of North America to promote Gemini. He will be joined by dance pop artist, Kesha.
Called "The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore," the tour will kick off on June 6 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix. The duo will head to 30 locations all over the United States, with the last show scheduled on Aug. 5 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
Macklemore and Kesha collaborated in the song, "Good Old Days," another track from Gemini.
The rapper will also be heading to major cities around the world as part of the "Gemini World Tour." He will perform in locations in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Poland, Norway, Sweden, and the Czech Republic. See the schedule on Macklemore.com