Macklemore seemingly came from nowhere, blowing up with nationwide radio play, internet mega-success, and finally, last night, a headlining performance on Saturday Night Live. However, the indie artist, who never had a release with a major record label, has been at hard work on his craft since as early as 2000.
Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis’s first album,The Heist, was released in October of last year. It debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, selling over 78,000 copies in its first week. The effort was the duo’s first studio recorded release, although Macklemore had released one mixtape, three EPs, and a solo album prior.
Check out “Can’t Hold Us” below, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit single released prior to the album’s debut.
Dean Goranites | Associate Editor