Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist

The Heist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Released on October 9, 2012 by Macklemore

Main artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Genre: Rap/Hip-Hop

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 01:03:57

  1. 1 Ten Thousand Hours

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Elan Wright, Bass - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Producer, Mixer, Recorded by - Ben Haggerty, Mixer, Recorded by - Benjamin Greenspan Boston, MA, Additional Recording - Lindsey Starr of Fences, Additional Vocals - C. Mansfield, Writer - Chris Mansfield from Fences, Writer - Sterling Sound, Masterer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  2. 2 Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - R. Dalton, Writer - Greg Kramer, Trombone - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Producer, Mixer, Recorded by - Ben Haggerty, Mixer, Recorded by - Ray Dalton, Additional Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Andrew Joslyn, Violin - "Big Bass" Brian Gardner, Hollywood, CA, Masterer - Benjamin Greenspan Boston, MA, Additional Recording - Camila Recchi, Additional Vocals - Owuor Arunga, Trumpet - Tyler Andrews, Additional Vocals - Victoria Fuangaromya, Additional Vocals - Sterling Sound, Masterer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  3. 3 Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Producer, Mixer, Writer, Recorded by - Ben Haggerty, Mixer, Recorded by - Wanz, FeaturedArtist - Brooklyn Grinnell, Additional Vocals - DV One, Scratching - Sterling Sound, Masterer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  4. 4 Thin Line (feat. Buffalo Madonna)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Ryan Lewis, Producer - N. Quiroga, Writer - Buffalo Madonna, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  5. 5 Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Greg Kramer, Trombone - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Ryan Lewis, Producer - Mary Lambert, FeaturedArtist - M. Lambert, Writer - Andrew Joslyn, Violin - Josh Rawlings, Piano - Natalie Hall, Cello Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  6. 6 Make The Money

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Andrew Joslyn, Violin - Ryan Lewis for Macklemore DBA Ryan Lewis LLC, Producer - Owuor Arunga, Trumpet - Noah Goldberg, Piano Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  7. 7 Neon Cathedral (feat. Allen Stone)

    Reed Ruddy, Additional Engineer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Recorded by, Wurlitzer - Allen Stone, Writer, FeaturedArtist - Ben Haggerty, Mixer, Recorded by - Andrew Joslyn, Composer - Josh Rawlings, Wurlitzer - Noah Goldberg, Wurlitzer - Seattle Rock Orchestra, Strings - Sterling Sound, Masterer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  8. 8 BomBom (feat. The Teaching)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Ryan Lewis, Producer, Mixer, Recorded by - Josh "Budo" Karp, Trumpet - The Teaching, Musicians, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  9. 9 White Walls (feat. ScHoolboy Q, Hollis)

    Hollis, Writer, FeaturedArtist - Schoolboy Q, Writer, FeaturedArtist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Producer, Mixer, Recorded by - Ben Haggerty, Mixer, Recorded by - Sterling Sound, Masterer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  10. 10 Jimmy Iovine (feat. Ab-Soul)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Ab-Soul, Writer, FeaturedArtist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Producer, Recording & Mixing - Ben Haggerty, Recording & Mixing - H. Stevens IV, Writer - Sterling Sound, Masterer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  11. 11 Wing$

    R. LEWIS, Writer - Pete Stewart, Engineer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Amos Miller, Engineer - Hollis, Writer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Composer, Engineer, Recording & Mixing - Ben Haggerty, Recording & Mixing - Ray Dalton, Additional Vocals - Andrew Joslyn, Composer, Percussion, Viola, Violin - Ryan Lewis for Macklemore DBA Ryan Lewis LLC, Produced by - Owuor Arunga, Trumpet - Noah Goldberg, Organ, Piano - Camila Recchio, Additional Vocals - Dana Albaum, Cello - Denny Middle School Choir, Vocals - Sonny Byers, Vocals - Zach Fleury, Bass Guitar - H. Wear, Writer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  12. 12 A Wake (feat. Evan Roman)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Produced by, Recording & Mixing - Ben Haggerty, Recording & Mixing - Evan Roman, FeaturedArtist - Sterling Sound, Masterer - E. Roman, Writer Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  13. 13 Gold (feat. Eighty4 Fly)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - D. Taylor, Writer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Produced by, Recording & Mixing - Ben Haggerty, Recording & Mixing - Sterling Sound, Masterer - Eighty4 Fly, Writer, FeaturedArtist Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  14. 14 Starting Over (feat. Ben Bridwell)

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Ben Bridwell, FeaturedArtist - Elan Wright, Bass - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Produced by, Recording & Mixing - Ben Haggerty, Recording & Mixing - Andrew Joslyn, Violin - Josh "Budo" Karp, Guitar, Trumpet - Sterling Sound, Masterer - B. Bridwell, Writer - Perfect Sound Studios, Additional Recording Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

  15. 15 Cowboy Boots

    R. LEWIS, Writer - B. Haggerty, Writer - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MainArtist - Macklemore, Writer - Ryan Lewis, Additional Vocals, Recording & Mixing - Ben Haggerty, Recording & Mixing - Ray Dalton, Additional Vocals - Andrew Joslyn, Additional Vocals - Ryan Lewis for Macklemore DBA Ryan Lewis LLC, Produced by - Noah Goldberg, Additional Vocals - Sterling Sound, Masterer - Benjamin Verdoes, Additional Vocals - Buffalo Madonna, Additional Vocals - Mark Isakson, Banjo, Additional Vocals - Pete Stewart at Orbit Audio, Seattle, WA, Recording Engineer - Tim Haggerty, Additional Vocals Copyright : 2012 Macklemore, LLC. 2012 Macklemore, LLC.

About

When Macklemore declares his music is "David Bowie meets Kanye sh*t," it's a bit of an oversell on the Bowie side, but then again, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring are also honored as influences during "Ten Thousand Hours," the biographical highlight that opens the Seattle rapper's vibrant sophomore release. These arty name-drops threaten to paint the album as more obscure than it is, but even as glitch electronica and Mad Rad member Buffalo Madonna strange up the breakup number "Thin Line," The Heist comes off as instant, alive, and oh so welcoming. Chalk it up to Macklemore's playful and open lyrics ("When I was in the third grade/I thought I was gay/Because I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight") or the album's not so secret weapon, Ryan Lewis, the producer who earns his co-billing with a George Martin or Dave Fridmann-sized sense of purpose and an Internet kid's sense of utilizing anything and/or everything. For the music industry takeover "Jimmy Iovine" with Ab-Soul as guest, Lewis' production is a mix of G-Unit gangster music and a Houston hip-hop trunk rumbler, while the pro-gay marriage highlight "Same Love" with Mary Lambert is supported by full-bodied piano and the sound of a bittersweet marching band, all of it familiar yet twisted through a laptop with hypnotic loops and catchy hooks coming out. "Gold" (feeling like "500,000 sold") is joyous and bright mini-electro that feeds the positive side of the soul, while "Can't Hold Us" comes with an irresistible bounce, both tracks being light, lovely, and in contrast to the numbers that deal with Macklemore's addiction issues and other obstacles. These two talented young bucks can't be contained, and hearing them offer one memorable, meaty number after another makes for an exciting listen, but this is unfiltered freshness released on Macklemore's own label, so the concepts of restraint and focus take a slight hit, leaving the is-he-Eminem, is-he-Childish Gambino, or is-he-Grieves question with no clear winner. Here, he'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. ~ David Jeffries

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