Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Give Surprise Performance On New York Bus

15 January 2014, 09:54 | Updated: 15 January 2014, 11:13

The two rappers perform their hit 'Can't Hold Us' to unsuspecting commuters in a new Grammy promo video.

A group of lucky New Yorkers had a morning commute like no other when rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hopped on a New York bus and performed their hit 'Can't Hold Us'. 

The video sees the two pay their fare and board the bus, hoods on and heads down, with a boom box in hand. As they hit 'play' and begin to clap their hands to the beat, the public look up, trying to grasp what is happening, which is when Macklemore drops his hoodie and reveals himself. 

The crowd eventually begin to get involved, clapping their hands along as Lewis throws paper towels down the aisles and Macklemore jumps on the chairs.

The stunt is part of the Grammy's "Music Unleashes Us" ad campaign, aiming to capture people's natural reaction to music. The boys received an impressive seven Grammy nominations this year, including 'Best Rap Album' for'The Heist' and 'Best Rap Performance' and 'Best Rap Song' for their debut track 'Thrift Shop'. 

It's recently been announced that on the night of the awards show (January 26th) the duo will take to the stage for to perform. 

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