Exclusive Interview

Go Behind the Scenes of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" Video

The Seattle duo take Fuse along as they climb Seattle's Space Needle for their latest video's climactic shot
April 17, 2013

Earlier today, you saw Macklemore and Ryan Lewis criss-cross the globe in their video for "Can't Hold Us," bringing it all back home to their hometown of Seattle. But now, you can go behind the scenes as Macklemore stands atop Seattle's iconic Space Needle for the video's climactic shot.

"The whole idea of the video is this concept of this flag—this Heist flag—getting passed off to different people all across the world," the rapper says, referring to his debut album The Heist. "It’s been taken around the world and the idea is now it’s getting brought back home to Seattle for the final shot."

In the video above, we follow the rapper as he prepares to jump off the Space Needle, but also look at the collaborative nature between himself and Lewis and how Seattle has been the foundation of everything they've done.

"It’s always been one of our favorite songs to perform live," Macklemore says of the song. "It’s a nice bridge. It’s got an element of a pop song, but it’s not just doing a 180 and transitioning into something serious." The group recently performed a hyperactive version of the track on Conan.

With the group's previous single "Thrift Shop" selling more than 5 million copies (and counting), Macklemore also discusses trying to maintain a normal life amidst “getting on a different plane every day.”

“It’s reached a level of mass appeal and pop culture that I never thought as an artist I was even capable of achieving," says the rapper.

Check out the video above to see the group reach new literal and metaphorical heights! 

Fuse will premiere a 30-minute special on the making of "Can't Hold Us" on Wednesday, April 24, at 8:30/7:30C right after Fuse News!

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