Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Wings’ video made for the NBA

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The NBA All-Star game will be broadcast on TNT later this month. To promote the annual hoops showcase the station  teamed up with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for a special video for the song “Wings.” Check it out above.

It’s an interesting move for a few reasons. First, there is already a video for “Wings.” It was released in 2011 thanks to the help of a Kickstarter that raised more than $18,000. The other interesting aspect is the message of “Wings,” which is a message that’s strongly anti-sneaker consumerism culture. And of course the title of the song is a reference to major NBA sponsor Nike, so there’s that as well.

TNT’s version of “Wings” sculpts the song to have a pro-NBA message, making it much more digestible for the general public. I can hear the sell out shouts from all of the haters now. Watch the TNT version above and the original version of the song below.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.