Macklemore and Ryan Lewis- The Heist

On this new, collaborative album, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bring some great pop rap tracks with a conscious edge, but don’t quite live up to the epic and ambitious expectations set by stellar singles like “Wings” and “Same Love.” WATCH THE REVIEW

On this new, collaborative album, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bring some great pop rap tracks with a conscious edge, but don’t quite live up to the epic and ambitious expectations set by stellar singles like “Wings” and “Same Love.”

WATCH THE REVIEW

  • http://www.facebook.com/treva.erickson Treva Erickson

    WOW!!! Loved your review! I agree with you about lot of it. Your opinion of Gold and White Walls was surprising..but interesting! They are pretty pop..bordering on Disney! I thijnk that’s why I love Macklemore because it feels like a pop, rap, and hip-hop song while having theatrical elements all at the same time. Good point about Bombom, I agree. Well done!!! Aaaand this album is AMAZING, 5 stars!!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/treva.erickson Treva Erickson

    Also, check out The Weeknd…Im VERY curious as to what you would think!! :-D

  • Vern

    I think this review is fairly dead on.
    But, I have to disagree with Gold. I think that track is hot with flow, concept, and the beat. Take it for what it is – a feel good catchy tune with commentary on gold and it’s solidified history within hip hop culture. It’s a stretch to say its a Mile Cyrus track. I don’t think every track needs to be serious or have piano laced loops throughout. This beat has a sweet synths, interesting loops, eighty4 fly kills in on the chorus – sounds very 90′s era hip hop. Plus, the track hits more on the mark as a party tune than Castle, which seems to be another “we like to dance” track that just fails.

    I agree with BoomBom – wtf is this suppose to be? It falls extremely short to a cut chemist – Jurassic 5 instrumental track. I think the instrumentals outside of BoomBom, Castle, and Whitewalls are amazing. Ryan Lewis really impressed me on this album. Furthermore, I agree with Buffalo Madonnas verse – it’s awkwardly placed and just bad. It’s a sing – type verse and I think it would have better just to be featured as the chorus.

    I will give credit to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in regards to guest appearances. Most of them are Seattle based artist that shine on their respective tracks. Moreover, collaborating with local artist that inspire him as an artist is very poignant to the identity of himself as hip hop artist on a national level as well as maintaining the “Seattle-esque” vibe. Also, he exposed these amazing artist to a plethora of new people.