Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
*EDIT* Official video added on 06/03/13
I figured I’d keep you on your toes with some video footage. Seattleite rapper Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore, has gained recognition nationwide and beyond with his comrades. Via a combination of honest, slam-poetry reminiscent lyrics and flow from Ben, the beatmaking prowess of DJ/producer Ryan Lewis, and the talents of the group’s two instrumentalists, violinist Andrew Joslyn and trumpeteer Owuor Arunga, this outfit is becoming a slow but steady tour-de-force on the independent rap scene, with just enough mainstream recognition for people to be able to find their music on YouTube and in stores.
"Can’t Hold Us"— coming off Macklemore’s newest album, "The Heist"— is a high-energy, confident-but-not-cocky uptempo flow with a latin-inspired beat. In keeping with Macklemore’s usual style of having another artist sing the chorus, the hook is sung by the song’s featured guest, Ray Dalton (who has a great voice).
"The Heist" is out now pretty much everywhere that one can purchase or listen to music… but if you’re not 100% sure you want to buy it, check it out on YouTube.
Also check out the video of this song on live radio.
CD lineup courtesy of YouTube user: ElipMix