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[Video] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (Feat. Ray Dalton)

Macklemore X Ryan Lewis
Can't Hold Us Feat. Ray Dalton

Macklemore is almost as well known for his cinematic visuals as he is for his witty lyricism. With each and every video that comes out, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and the rest of their team prove that they have unmatched artistic ambition, and “Can’t Hold Us” might just be their most ambitious effort to date. Being a successful independent artist means Mack is able to carry his epic vision out unhinged, without any interference from any labels. The Seattle rapper’s been determined from the very beginning to provide us with an unfiltered experience, which he declares with, “Labels out here/Nah they can’t tell me nothing/We give it to the people/Spread it across the country.”

Macklemore spreads his message even further in the video, which features him swooping across various locations, from icy tundras, to scorching deserts, to expansive fields and more, before finally hanging his flag over the Space Needle in his hometown of Seattle. It’s a truly stunning and inspring work of art, and it’s arguably the best video produced by Macklemore and his crew to date.  Once you’re finished watching the seven minute production, make sure to take a peek at a note from Ryan Lewis about all the moving pieces behind its creation.

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[Hip-Hop] Macklemore x Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop Feat. Wanz

Macklemore may still be considered a Freshman by name, but don’t ever dare label him as a rookie. I don’t think it’s possible to find a more self aware artist out there right now. Those familiar with the Seattle native are used to hearing him preach about various social issues (ranging from consumerism to gay marriage) in ways most rappers couldn’t even imagine approaching. On his latest single though, he assures us he can still have a good time too, while simultaneously getting his message across. “Thrift Shop” functions as a parody of most mainstream rap music, which is riddled with materialism and exaggeration. With a chorus like “I’m gonna pop some tags/I only got 20 dollars in my pocket,” Macklemore attempts to show that you can still live the good life on a thrift store budget. While the song itself is filled with jokes, don’t think of it as strictly joke rap, because Mack manages to still tear this beat apart.  Peep the new track below, and make sure you get the full experience by watching the hilarious video after the jump.

’Macklemore X Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop feat. Wanz’

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