#ManCrushMonday: Macklemore

Dance off

Text: Adibah Isa

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Hip-hop comes alive next week with the arrival of Macklemore in Singapore. Here's a throwback to one of the best hip-hop music videos of the year, featuring the equally crush-worthy Idris Elba

If a fur-donning, leather-gloved and piano-playing Idris Elba challenges you to a dance off, you better show up. American hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis certainly did, roping the Brit actor and DJ for Dance Off, their second single from their sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I've Made. Even though Elba's appearance in the music video was limited to the first 15 seconds, you can still hear that booming voice prompting you to do your best — whether you're in a hotel ballroom, a restaurant, a gym, or a mall. Meanwhile, Macklemore shines with his slick moves, proving to be the ballroom dancer you wished you partnered with at every socially awkward wedding situation you're forced to be a part of. 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live in Singapore will be held on 20 September, 8pm at The Star Theatre. Book tickets via Sistic here. For last week's #ManCrushMonday, click here.