Poor Ryan Lewis. He gets stuck playing second banana to the admittedly more expressive Macklemore. In their early days, it was easy to be unsure who was who. Grammy Awards and countless live performances later, most people either think of Lewis as an also-ran — if they even know who he is or what he does.
He did on a man-on-the-street segment for Jimmy Fallon that aired last night where he asks unsuspecting New Yorkers to tell him what they think of Ryan Lewis. Most of them sound like this guy: "Um, I don't really know what he does! I know he's a packaged deal though — he comes with Macklemore a lot."
Ryan Lewis, rap's free gift with purchase.