Niehaus tribute video takes off online

SEATTLE -- A Seattle hip hop artist's tribute to Mariners' announcer Dave Niehaus is racking up views on YouTube.

Posted on Wednesday, the video by Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis has already been viewed nearly 50,000 times.

Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, says the video is a sign of how important the late announcer was to so many people.

"If you were a baseball fan, if you were a Mariners fan, growing up in Seattle, he was the quintessential voice of our generation -- of my childhood," he said. "It was more the grieving process of losing somebody that I grew up listening to."

Watch the video:

Kathi Goertzen's full interview with Macklemore: