From the “Thrift Shop” to the great outdoors!Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have decided to lend a helping hand to Nature Conservancy’s “All Hands on Deck” movement, a global initiative urging people to take care of the planet.In a new video, the chart-toppers talk about growing up in Seattle in the 80s and how they spent time playing outside instead of staying indoors playing video games or on computers like the current generation."One kid in a four-block radius had a Nintendo — there was no Internet, there was no computers, it was like 'Cops and Robbers,' 'Capture the Flag,' let's use our imagination and kick it outside," Macklemore explains in the video. "That's something that unfortunately is kind of lost in this generation. We have so many distractions on an immediate level, indoors."
The "Can't Hold Us" rapper explains growing up outdoors is part of his success today — and is hoping kids today will start to take more advantage of that.
"A big part of my upbringing, in terms of making hip-hop music, was at parks because we were too young to kick it at our parents house," Macklemore says. "You know, it'd be Friday night and that's where you'd end up was at a Seattle park. That's really where I started rapping and freestyling, so I have a long lineage of finding out who I am via the outdoors."Macklemore and Ryan are also encouraging fans to sign up at allhandsonearth.org, where the Nature Conservancy will provide information on how to protect the earth’s natural resources and how you can donate to help the cause.Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis do their part to help Mother Nature here:
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