This song was apparently an overlooked early single by the pair that resurfaced after the success of “Thrift Shop”. Remember when I observed that as charming as “Thrift Shop” was, it was a slight disappointment that the biggest Underground Rap crossover hit didn’t feature the seriousness and ambition the genre is known for? Well, this magnificent thunderclap of triumph completely makes up for that fact. “Thrift Shop” was already a highly enjoyable and impressive song, but “Can’t Hold Us” blows it out of the water. In fact, I think you could make a case that this is the best rap song of the decade so far. It says something that Macklemore is already the biggest rapper in the world just on the strength of his first album, and given that his predecessor in that role was Lil Wayne, I couldn’t be happier about it.