What does the line "listening to blackstreet" mean in the song *Downtown* by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis?

  • Here is a link to the song.

    I was wondering what the phrase "listening to blackstreet" means.

    The whole sentence before it says

    ...I Like a Big Girl, I like 'Em Sassy
    Going down the Backstreet listening to Blackstreet
    Running around the whole town...

    The link to the video seems to be dead.

  • Joe Kennedy

    Joe Kennedy Correct answer

    7 years ago

    Blackstreet is an R&B group most popular in the 90s. Their most well-known song is probably "No Diggity", a number one hit featuring Dr. Dre.

    The lyrics annotation of "Downtown" on Genius.com confirms this as well.

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