Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can’t Hold Us (ft. Ray Dalton)
This music video was posted only 5 hours ago and already has over 30,000 likes. As I already stated, The Heist is the best hip-hop album to come out in 2012, for many reasons. This song being one of them. Macklemore can change his flow to any emotion he wants to portray. He goes from the soft somber tones of Same Love, to the hipster cherished Thrift Shop, to his depressing stories of internal struggle in Fallin and Otherside, to Can’t Hold Us, which is that “lets get hyped to some good lyrics” type of shit. He’s beautifully mastered his craft over the many years he’s been in the game.
"I grew up, really wanted gold fronts, but that’s what you get when Wu-Tang raised you. Y’all can’t stop me. Go hard like I got an 808 in my heart beat, and I’m eating at the beat like you gave a little speed to a great white shark on shark week.”
Once again, Macklemore boasts one of the most colorful hip-hop music videos I’ve ever seen. His video for Wings is even better though. It’s still my all time favorite music video to this day. The well directed visuals make the deepness of his message dig only that much deeper into your brain.
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10