Macklemore x Ryan Lewis – “Victory Lap” | Music Video

Macklemore‘s making his way to the top, and he’d like to tell you about it. Having secured his seat on 2012’s XXL Freshmen roundtable, the Seattle-born emcee presents a set of compelling visuals to accompany his track “Victory Lap”, taken from the newly released XXL 2012′s Freshman Class 5th Anniversary Mixtape.

Macklemore digs in the archives to gather footage of performances from when he was a teenager, and pastes them alongside clips of new, in which he’s seen playing to crowds of thousands. His inspiring verses over friend and producer Ryan Lewis‘ assembly of horns aren’t hard on the ears, either.

Love or hate his music, you can’t help but to respect the man’s grind. Press play below to follow Macklemore’s journey to the XXL cover.