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Hear "Kevin" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, With Leon Bridges

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Hear 'Kevin,' The New Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Song Featuring Leon Bridges

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Hear 'Kevin,' The New Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Song Featuring Leon Bridges

Hear "Kevin" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, With Leon Bridges

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Macklemore (left) is joined by soul singer Leon Bridges on the song, "Kevin." Jason Koenig hide caption

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Macklemore's latest effort with producer Ryan Lewis is "Kevin," a funk-flavored tirade against the ravages of addiction, with a particularly scathing indictment against overprescription of medication. The Seattle duo is joined by soul singer Leon Bridges for the hook. "Doctor please give me a dose of the American dream," Bridges implores. "Put down the pen and look in my eyes. We're in the waiting room and something ain't right."

Macklemore and Lewis debuted "Kevin" last night with Bridges at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. It's the duo's third new song released since winning a Best Rap Album Grammy for their 2012 full-length debut The Heist. In August they released the songs "Growing Up (Sloane's Song)" and "Downtown."

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