Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us” Hits 3x Platinum

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There’s no stopping Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. After dropping one of the year’s best music videos, the duo’s latest single “Can’t Hold Us” has earned them another platinum plaque. Congratulations! The song is currently at number two on the Billboard charts, but you can purchase it here on iTunes.

Sidebar: Making Of “Can’t Hold Us” Video

UPDATE: Now doubletriple

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  • dmc

    Dope, Can’t wait to hear some new material from these guys.

  • KILLA

    I don’t frequent the comment section often however the amount of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis posts I’ve seen with your name posted got me wondering. These dudes most be given you a check. LOL I don’t see what’s with all the hype about these guys. Although, respect to them being independent racking up all those sales.

  • Leon Sandcatle

    Thrift Shop = dope
    This joint = corny af

  • Fuck Your Opinion

    Their winning streak is impeccable. Congrats.

  • It’s the roc

    At this point you just gotta pay your respects. Even if every hating bone in your body is aching, there’s just too much success to dispute.

  • hammy

    ^^ we know why though

  • Hip Pop Is Alive!

    Yea these European Americans stay winning. Urban Music is officially theirs.

  • Black Shady

    I was a non-believer….I cant front. but at work i get to play the radio…and i hear his music CONSTANTLY…EVERYDAY!!! I give ‘em props

    fuck labels…..they’re not needed in 2013.

  • dodo

    GREAT HUSTLE, MUCH RESPECT.

  • JustMyOpinion

    @ B. Dot

    You haven’t been on the ALLOUT Show in a min. Check Lord Sear breaking dance no b/s:

    http://www.mobypicture.com/user/AllOutShow/view/15172834

    ^

  • JustMyOpinion

    @ KILLA

    ^ I honestly think B.Dot is promoting them free of charge. He thinks, whether right or wrong, it’s great music. I doubt son will promote any artist for a check.

    Plus only DJs/radio stations (used to) take payola. We all know DJs don’t break a damn thing nowadays. #facts (http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/media/n_7786/)

  • gtfo

    B. Dot is like that annoying hipster that thinks he discovered every band before they were big. People in the know been rocking with Macklemore years ago.

    How bout you gloat about all the rappers you tried to bandwagon and they aren’t even mentioned today.

    ie: XV, L.E.P Bogus Boys. Where they at now B. Dot why you left them B. Dot. Flat leaver. Just like a industry groupie.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us” Hits Platinum

    ^

    SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS, B.DOT IS IN FRONT OF HIS LIL APARTMENT BUILDING BREAKDANCING WIT HIS CUSTOM-MADE MACKLEMORE DOO-RAG ON BLASTING “NOTHING CAN HOLD US” THRU HIS BOOM BOX!!!!

    ……………HA!!!! GOOD NITE AND GOD BLESS!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Kidd Rapp

    Eat a dick Mac diesel

  • Balla

    Well deserved, this song is dope

  • KoldCase

    great ass song

    dope ass rapper

  • zeee

    White people officially own hiphop. Black people cant even see that the rug is being pulled right from under them. Once Again.

  • eat a D

    i hate white people

  • zeee

    @eat a D but you gotta love em. hahaha

  • MaClarte

    Good song.. Good album.. Refreshing to hear something a little different

  • http://Www.618mgmt.webs.com U mad bro

    Bottles popped. Toasts are made. This is a HUGE song. And if you think color has ANYTHING to do with it …. You have NEVER heard white privilege mc kick it. Let alone see him kill shit live OR ever meet him.

    I’m with bdot on this one. He is mackeljackson BAD.

    Another plaque and Seattle goes Wild. Such a. HUGE win for every music fan here. Y’all don’t know man. …. Y’all don’t know.

    SHARK FACE GANG. heist gonna get Grammys like album of year bitches

  • Tbones

    Never this song before but am not surprised, I have not listened to radio is a long time. A nigga gotto save himself from the microwave rap all over the radio these days.

  • CJ

    both their hits have a black guy on the hook but im asleep.

  • Phyucku Dusumtin

    Prime example of with the right corporate backing…anything is liable to pop off. Independent my ass. This is probably the only white music duo in my existence with this much commercial success and the majority of white people don’t even know them.

  • Anti-Lolipop Kid

    Funny thing is most of the people who comment negatively on these blogs don’t even buy albums to fucking begin with!!! They wont even support there favorite artist if they could. Therefore, there “hip hop culture” is dying (funny how ignorant it is to say its theres, but thats another issue). Seems like some people are mad because these guys keep winning. There demographic buy albums still and your really mad about this??? Congrats to anyone who can create there own path and makes music for the love and not necessarily too make money. But we all know that if you make quality genuine music the money will always come. As it did for them. They don’t try an be anything there not they just put out a solid album that appealed to people who still pay for music they like.

  • http://Www.618mgmt.webs.com white people don’t even know them?

    Dawg you smoking crack? White guy Sherriff I went to high school with loves thrift shop. My eleven year old daughter said a kid was singing the hook in her class. Every dam movie coming out as samples thrift shop beat in commercials an THIS track has been out for 2 years man.

    Do you know how music works? You make a product. Present it and slowly (faster when you have a talent agent pitching your samples) commercials become a reality because catchy and funky sells no matter the weather and no matter the pigment.

    It’s like a kid making a song loud enough that the department of justice tea bags his cities police department. But you wouldn’t know about that because the kid looks white and nobody bothered to see that he has Native American blood lines and had every right to talk about that cop murdering a wood carver in a crosswalk.

    See macklemore has been rising for years and if you are late to the party and don’t know how to let loose and just dance with your lady to GOOD music

    When he wins Grammys I will be telling I TOLD YOU SO

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  • brollya

    tired of seein des faggot ass niggaz maine…. dont nobody listen to this shit for real

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  • The Truth

    Beloved Hip Hop, your end is nigh.

  • The Truth

    Pack up your mpc’s, boys. The game is over.

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  • http://facebook kevin

    Wats up mack and ryan i love all your songs exspecially that song called cant hold us maroon5 aint got nothing on this

  • Judge Dredd

    These guys might be great guys and artists…. But their rap album is not a very good one… Mainstream America and majority of you dickriders are supporting because they are white and soo very different from the traditional hip hop artist (or at least they try to differentiate themselves).

    But let’s cut the bullshit, these guys are not making dope hip hop tracks at all…. they’re fucking corny and weak….FOH

    VAN CITY’S FINEST DO TO THESE BITCH MADE RAPPERS LIKE VAGINAS. BET I GO INNN!!

  • Dashing

    Congrats to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the double plat, which will probably turn to triple plat soon enough. Dope video and production too.

    I actually like this song a lot more than Thrift Shop, which I really can’t stand. I remember getting the album last year before Thrift Shop blew up and thinking that “Can’t Hold Us” was gonna be a massive single if marketed right. That and the instrumental track were my 2 favorite joints on The Heist.

    That said, I can see why hip hop heads don’t like seeing them winning. The counter argument that it’s better than Soulja Boy or something terrible like that doesn’t make a ton of sense either. It just points out that “Hey it could be worse.” Yeah, but it could be BETTER too. Sure, this is poppy and fine to hear in the club when you’re wasted around a bunch of white girls, but it doesn’t feel like hip hop. And no it’s not a racial thing, I’d say the same about Flo Rida.

    I just want to see the platinum singles going to J. Cole, Kendrick, Wale, Big Boi, Big KRIT, Action Bronson, Nas, so that people want to emulate that. I’d rather hear a watered down Big Boi, then a watered down Macklemore any day. And that is where I fear hip hop will go once the labels see the potential of corny,pretty whiteboys rapping over poppy dance tracks.

  • troofa

    what @dashing just said!!!!!

  • StarFox64

    maroon 5 rap..

  • mac DIESEL

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us” Hits 2x Platinum

    ^

    SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS, B.DOT IS AT A STOP LIGHT BLASTIN “CAN’T HOLD US” THRU HIS LIL CAR SPEAKERS ROCKIN’ HIS MACKELMORE DOO-RAG WHILE GETTIN’ LAUGHED AT!!!!

    ……….HA!!!! YOU’RE SUCH A DWEEB BRIAN!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://recordstopplay.com stomach virus

    he’s not michael jackson bad. he just made a SONG. not a MIX for the clubs. A SONG

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  • oh well

    Congrats 2x’s platinum.

    Mack’s album “The Heist” has the 90′s old school rap style. Some people acting as if what he’s doing is new to rap and it’s not but people had the same whine as to who were the real rappers then as well.

    My favorite tracks on the album- “Make the Money”, “Jimmy Iovine”, ” Neon Cathedral” and “Starting Over” and which are definitely not pop.

  • jman8th

    Reason its on another lvl like the man above was sayin is bc its bringing back fans to deeper lines more than “strippers bootys go”… Its an adjustment to the modern raps on sex drugs and “drank “but its not new just a flash back to the good ol past.

    O and Neon Cathedral don’t get me started, thats what drew me to him

  • http://www.618mgmt.webs.com rumble big man rumble

    white jeezus cant lose

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    Reblogged this on City Press.

  • Capricorn Religion

    Man. . . . . Fuck this

    Alright, somebody tell me if this is worth a spin. I’m not going to read some critics reviews on this. I’m taking a break from reading Technical reviews on creatives pieces of work so, someone let me know…

    Its “The Heist” worth a spin? Or is this just Hype?

  • Capricorn Religion

    Typo *Is*

  • B.Dot

    ^
    I say yes. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thirft Shop is my least favorite song

  • REVOLT TV TAKING YN’s SPOT HAHAHA* (*YN LAUGH)

    FRESH

  • @capricorny

    very spinable

  • http://www.618mgmt.webs.com @bdot

    neon cathedral, jimmy iovine (classic) guns in paint buckets GENIUS

    white walls bounces its a HIP HOP ALBUM and when it wins grammy album of the year along with best new artist best song SAME LOVE best collab cant hold us …. best rap album, record of the year thrift shop.
    i will be saying i told you so

  • http://www.618mgmt.webs.com @bdot

    little much to proclaim as a best bet grammy nod but still man this is a game changing record /album artist movement

  • Donn

    Looks like Warner and ADA are doing their job.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    UPDATE: Now double, triple

    ^

    ……U HAVE GOT TO BE THE BIGGEST CLOWN IN BLOG HISTORY!!!! GET OFF THE WHITE MAN’S PENIS!!!! U STANNIN’ THEM BOYS TO DEATH!!!! I MEAN HOW LONG ARE GONNA KEEP POSTIN’ UPDATES WHEN THEY SELL A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF RECORDS??? GO WORK AT FUCKIN’ SOUNDSCAN IF U WANNA COUNT RECORDS!!!! U ARE PITIFUL BRIAN!!!! SMFH!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • PistolPistol

    Really? What’s wrong w society?
    Wack

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  • SmfH wtf

    HIP HOPS 1st OPEN gay couple does it again!!!!

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  • strange

    ^^^capricorn give it spin…go into with an open mind if not don’t bother… it has more of the 90′s feel to me but i copped it and i like it.

  • StarFox64

    i want to take this time to congratulate all the people who made this song as annoying as possible, maroon 5 rap is taking over because “they” said so…HA!