by Ryan Lewis
- Record Label: ADA
- Release Date: Oct 9, 2012
- Summary: The debut release for Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis features such guests as Ab-Soul, Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, ScHoolboy Q, and Allen Stone.
- Record Label: ADA
- Genre(s): Rap
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|Can't Hold Us|
|Ay, ay, ay Good to see you, come on in, let's go Yeah, let's go Alright, alright OK, uh, alright, OK Alright, OK Return of the Mack, get up! What it...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 6 out of 8
Mixed: 2 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
Oct 24, 2012I find only the alcoholic's confession "Neon Cathedral" too much, and that one's counteracted by the relapser's confession "Starting Over," just as "Sayin' `That's poetry, it's so well-spoken,' stop it" counteracts his art talk. He's especially good on old cars and old clothes.
Oct 24, 2012[It's the] astute observations on the human condition and keen self-awareness that set this effort apart.
Oct 24, 2012An exemplary balance of serious and cheerful cuts alike, very seldom does The Heist reach beyond its means.
Nov 8, 2012Macklemore's a mix of all of the above with some distinctive qualities, and with Lewis putting that kaleidoscope style underneath, The Heist winds up a rich combination of fresh and familiar.
Oct 30, 2012Flexing the same contextual muscle that helped make Atmosphere's Slug an MC for the downtrodden, Macklemore utilizes second album The Heist as a vehicle for dissection, pulling back the layers of skin that cover addiction, the music industry, materialism, and homosexuality.
Q MagazineMar 11, 2013His imaginative, smartly delivered lyrics hold the attention during those moments when producer Lewis's beats don't quite match them for sparkle. [Apr 2013, p.94]
Nov 16, 2012The record has its charms (the single "Thrift Shop," a cheeky ode to second-hand duds) and its virtues (the marriage-equality anthem "Same Love"). Unfortunately, Macklemore's virtuousness overwhelms his far more modest charms.
Positive: 28 out of 33
Mixed: 0 out of 33
Negative: 5 out of 33
Oct 2, 2017There are very few albums I can say are one of the best of all time, ones that I rank with Illmatic, with Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. This is oneThere are very few albums I can say are one of the best of all time, ones that I rank with Illmatic, with Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. This is one of those albums. Stellar production from Ryan Lewis, excellent lyrics and wordplay from Macklemore, and some of the best guest performances I've ever heard. I don't dislike a single thing about this album. 10/10… Expand
Dec 3, 2012The Era of Conscious Rap Artists
Macklemore a.k.a Ben Haggerty and his producer, also longtime friend, Ryan Lewis are an unsigned rap duoThe Era of Conscious Rap Artists
Macklemore a.k.a Ben Haggerty and his producer, also longtime friend, Ryan Lewis are an unsigned rap duo from Seattle, Washington. With a plethora of singles this duo has become YouTube famous but still kept them under the radar and out of mainstream music, until October 9 when the duo released … Expand
Aug 25, 2019"The Heist" is a incredible album with incredible songs ("can't hold us", "same love", "wings"). A great hip-hop album, with a great"The Heist" is a incredible album with incredible songs ("can't hold us", "same love", "wings"). A great hip-hop album, with a great collaboration between macklemore and ryan lewis… Expand
Jan 16, 2016Cool but corny too much tumblr #facts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#######!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 8, 2013I'm personally not a huge fan of Hip hop but this album really surprised me with great lyrics and fantastic instrumentation, it also talksI'm personally not a huge fan of Hip hop but this album really surprised me with great lyrics and fantastic instrumentation, it also talks about topics really well like with Same Love which talks about Gay Marriage an d Thrift Shop which talks about individuality and being yourself. They're a lot of problems, while i think the Instrumentation is fantastically used, when a instrumental part fails, it fails really hard. Also the guest artist the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bring in aren't that great. Overall i do enjoy this album and i suggest picking up this album.… Expand
Dec 23, 2015Lyrics are notoriously stupid and have no meaning pizazz! Kendrick Lamar should've won the Grammy for Best Rap Album not this disgraceful messLyrics are notoriously stupid and have no meaning pizazz! Kendrick Lamar should've won the Grammy for Best Rap Album not this disgraceful mess of a so-called "album"! Awful, and nothing but AWFUL!!!… Expand
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