Part of the charm of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” and undoubtedly a major reason the song spread around the Internet like wildfire last year, was its low-budget, homespun charm. Macklemore could have been any kid you went to high school with, spending his Saturdays filming silly rap videos at Goodwill.
But Macklemore’s moved up in the world since last year, and as the video for second single “Can’t Hold Us” shows, the Seattle rapper’s ambitions have grown accordingly. The short film (it clocks in at seven minutes) finds Macklemore and pals enjoying the fruits of their success with an epic globe-spanning journey worthy of a spy movie. First, they’re in the tundra, then they’re in the desert, then they’re on a boat. Then Macklemore cuts Ray Dalton‘s hair! Say what you will about his rapping; dude treats his hook singers better than anyone else in the game.
Also, Ryan Lewis jumps off something tall, not once but twice.
Crazy, right? Watch the full video below: