ABERDEEN, Wash. - The local tall ship, Lady Washington is now featured in an award-winning music video. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won two Moonmen for "Can't Hold Us" at the MTV music video awards last night in the Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Cinematography catagories.
In the video, Macklemore leads a camel through a quiet neighborhood street and rhymes on a pirate ship. He later skydives and lands on the Seattle Space Needle. The video was also nominated for Best Direction and Best Editing.
Earlier this summer the Seattle artist released a youtube video praising the Aberdeen, Wash.-based vessel for its education programs for young people and featuring outtakes from “Can’t Hold Us.” In the PSA, the Seattle-based Macklemore asks viewers to support Lady Washington with an online donation.
The PSA is available athttp://www.youtube.com/user/RyanLewisProductions. The Lady Washington donation page is at https://donate.towercare.com/ghhsa.
Lady Washington appears in several places in the music video. Working with the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, the production team shot the video for “Can’t Hold Us” while the vessel was in Ventura, Calif., and Oakland, Calif. this year. As of today, “Can’t Hold Us” has been viewed more than 80 million times. The single “Can’t Hold Us” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier in 2013.
Macklemore is known for his dedication to raising awareness of the needs of at-risk youth, such as his work with Youth Ambassadors in Seattle.