Seattle's Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featured in All-Star Game video

Seattle's Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featured in All-Star Game video

Seattle's Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featured in All-Star Game video

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by SUSAN WYATT / KING 5 News

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Posted on February 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 10:23 AM

Seattle's own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are featured in a preview video for this weekend's NBA All-Star game.

The video features “Wings,” the second single from Macklemore’s debut album, "The Heist."

Macklemore is taking some heat for changing the original lyrics, which take swipes at Nike, the high price tag on sneakers - and consumerism in general.

Some are questioning Macklemore's decision to edit the song for the purposes of the NBA preview.

The NBA video is just the latest stop on Macklemore's journey to the top of the music world. The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit "Thrift Shop" has surpassed 106 million views on YouTube and has been No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100 for weeks.

Macklemore - whose real name is Ben Haggerty - is also featured in ESPN the Magazine's Feb. 18 music edition.

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