Earl Sweatshirt Criticizes Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us"

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt laughs at "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt recently laughed mockingly at "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. In a tweet, he described the song and asked who the rapper was. When a fan pointed out that the rapper was Macklemore, Earl complimented his financial status. 

Macklemore seemed to find the tweet funny. He posted his own retweet of the message, laughing about the comment.

"Can't Hold Us" was released in 2011 and was included in last year's The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The song, which has been certified platinum, does not feature John Legend. The hook on the track was recorded by Ray Dalton. "Can't Hold Us" can be viewed and heard below.

Earl has been in the studio with a different Mac. Last week, Sweatshirt released "Guild" with Mac Miller. Sweatshirt has reportedly been recording in Miller's studio, according to FADER

RELATED: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" Certified Platinum



  • Anonymous

    Lyrically Earl is far beyond Macklemore

  • Anonymous

    this site makes mountains outta molehills just to get people to read the articles. im still gonna fuck with it just..smh at some of the journalism on here

  • OnlyHipHop

    Macklemore is dope. I can see why so many wouldn't like his music. He is good to me but that's because I go much deeper than most fans of hip hop do. I look for intelligent artist, with something to say besides fucking, drugs & money (shit is so played out). At least he goes beyond the boring drum rolls & played out southern beats. This is what artist do not those who just do what the machine (music industry) tells them to do & be. it's more than an image it's about the music (art). The song isn't my favorite on the cd but it's still ok.

    • A Person

      I call bullshit on that. Macklemore has wack flow and a crappy ear for beats either way.... I would rather listen to some of that Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Nas, Rakim, true emcees, not some hipster icon.

    • B_Fed

      Earl at 15>>>>> Macklemore ever

    • Harry Bahls

      >because I go much deeper than most fans of hip hop do lmao fuk outta here with that elitist bullshit

  • dad

    gonna have to agree with earl..that shit is wackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • diehipsters

    This is AWFUL.....Fuck Wacklemore

  • ja rule

    ja rule should slap theze nigguz

  • Anonymous

    Vanilla Ice Jr. is destroying hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    two rappers with short shelf lifes once the trend wears off these hipsters will move onto someone else

  • Am-fibeeyan

    why does he look like a coked-out sea otter though????

  • psyber

    That track almost has no rhymes in it.

  • Anonymous

    I cant lie i dont feel like annny of ese new rappers. Not into odd future at all. Not nto mackelmore mac miller none of that. Why do white rappers have to think socially conciously? If a white rapper tried to make trap music like gucci or waka flaka he would get shit talked non stop.

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  • Anonymous

    white boys stay watering down hip hop

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    • Anonymous

      if you think Lil B is wack son you need to stop listening to music... weird or different yea but that dude is nice with the words... he is an MC all day...

    • Anonymous

      if you think Macklemore is wack son you need to stop listening to music... weird or different yea but that dude is nice with the words... he is an MC all day...

    • firehawk17

      if you think Earl is wack son you need to stop listening to music... weird or different yea but that dude is nice with the words... he is an MC all day...

  • foreal

    you dont have to like their music, but M & RL are doing their thing. stop hating

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  • Anonymous

    earl sweatshirt live off dog biscuits

  • Anonymous

    Macklemore > Earl

  • Anonymous

    earl sweatshirt was born on europa

  • Anonymous

    earl sweatshirt puts bits of raisins on his oatmeal

  • Anonymous

    earl sweatshirt impregnated madonna

  • Anonymous

    earl sweatshirt was conceived on the set of gremlins

  • Anonymous

    this bitch nigga earl never gonna make it

  • Yeah Bitch!

    Earl sweatshirt has got to be the ugliest nigga on earth.

  • flo

    uhh where was the diss? sorry if you 12 year olds think this is something serious..


    Who the hell does Earl think he is. EVERYONE in his group, including himself, is complete ass. I dont really even like Macklemore, but Earl is no where near his level.

    • luke

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  • TheSouth

    Every nigger on this website should die!!!! Macklemore is actually a good thing for your nigger genre and all you niggers need to learn how to stop smoking weed and get a real job niggers!!

    • george L

      TheSouth if your from the south as your name suggests then your probably fucking your sister on friday and saturday, going to church on sunday and fucking your cousin the rest of the week. Its people like u that give whites a bad name when most intelligent whites dont think that way. The south is the most uneducated area in the usa thats why they vote republican when they are poor and believe in a god plus believe slavery should still exist, and your all fat asses from your sweet tea... but thats a good thing keep drinking the fried food and sweet tea cause we can get rid of u when u die and hate will not be as prevalent in the country.

    • Art Brooks

      U need to stop fucking sheep

  • Anonymous

    this crap will stop selling as soon as the trend wears off

  • Anonymous

    i thought maclewhore was the best thing since bieber started rapping

  • Greatest Rapper Never

    Earl's lil ass always talkin trash haha. He just can't wait to roast a motha fucka. He's like the dude who will always call out someones bullshit no matter if it makes the situation more awkward. Lil bastard haha

  • Anonymous

    WOOOW HHDX. How TF is this news, it wasn't even a diss dumb shit

  • Anonymous

    he was joking...

  • Anonymous

    slow fuckin day

  • Anonymous

    All I saw was a wack rapper dissing another.

  • 3 headedmonstah

    just from the jump, im an black 80's baby, i know pure hip hop from run dmc, to digital undrground, wu tang, to this new era of weezymania... i seen and heard most of all music. my fav rapper since pac passing is hands down eminem.. the way he uses his words, and his style..man no one is messing with the em c... with that said, the only other white mc i fuks with is yela. i don't listen to mac miller, machine gun, nor this dude. but to earl, til you have a single that's certified plat like this dude, then i suggest you get in the lab and makes some masterpiece.. because that singe you have now is no where near a plat single..

    • Anonymous

      Second guy killed it

    • Anonymous

      "but to earl, til you have a single that's certified plat like this dude, then i suggest you get in the lab and makes some masterpiece.. because that singe you have now is no where near a plat single" ^ where's you single to match or better Earl's for you to talk? Thought so.

    • Anonymous

      GTFOH. This song is horrible. For Earl to go platinum with some BS like this he would have to get a white girl in his group and change his name to the Black Eyed Peas II. What's next. Telling Pac to do Auto Tune. Far as seeing rap in the 80's your to old to go around talking about what a person sells. That's for kids who don't know shit about music. If you know anything about music this shit is nothing but an Elvis stealing rip off.

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    • Anonymous

      "Eminem aint doing skits anymore" So he drops 1 album without skits and he's not allowed to go back to them? What about the 7 before that?



    • billy bob

      Eminem aint doing skits anymore, chris rock will most likely be on a song (just like blame game) This tracklist was reposted a few months ago. Please stop posting these fake tracklists, it aint cool no more

    • Anonymous

      seems fantastic. This legit ?

  • Afro pride

    fuck white boy hip hop!! fuck this sweatshirt mofo.

    • Anonymous

      black isnt a colour idiot hahahahhahjahahahsahaefohjdsahdsaokhsdoasujld

    • chem

      WTF is this dude talkin bout? Fuck black hiphop.. Oh wait! Hiphop has no color.. Idiot! Stop being a stupid hoe, poking yourself in the ass trying to get paid...

  • Reas

    MAcklemore has done more with 2 single than Earl would ever do in his career. He should back to that reeducation camp he got shipped off too lol

  • A Person

    All I can say is that I cannot stand Macklemore. He doesn't have the essence of a true emcee, the way I see it, and I think he has and atrocious ear for beats. Too much pop, not enough suaveness. Maybe I am just not giving him a chance, but he sounds very average at best.

    • Shut The Fuck Up Whiteboy

      @rideonwhateverthefuck An opinion is an opinion, Macklemore's beats are trash but I think he's dope. Hip hop has never been about artist using real instruments if that's what you want there plenty of other genres that. and BTW Earl Sweatshirt is fucking trash

    • A Person

      I don't care about whether he is underground or mainstream, his sound just seems wack... and really, come on, Elzhi, Black Milk, J Dilla, The Roots, Wu Tang, Eric B and Rakim, everything, old school, contemporary, whatever, that I listen to is about the art of lyricism and emceeing, Macklemore just doesn't seem to have that essence that say Nas, or Masta Ace or KRS-One would have. If Macklemore was on the level of the guys I listen to, yea, I would give him a listen, but nothing that I have seen indicates that he is anywhere near them.

    • rideonemjixxer

      Your opinion is average, at best. Unless someone is thugged out, all about cash, or 'underground', they are called out for being weak rappers. Ryan Lewis uses actual instruments and composes music,key word is 'music', instead of just buying trap beats made on a laptop, or looped underground beats. "you should stay underground forever". "sure, i love to be paid less!" - Tondeff

  • Anonymous

    Macklemore > sweatshirt they blew up wit no label no backing no shock value bullshit.

  • Killem Dafoe

    Twitter beefs is for pussies! You got beef? Agree to meet somewhere neutral, bring your crews and yall either battle or brawl...this generation of rappers is wack!

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  • Anonymous

    whats funny, is that both of em are WACK!

  • yourdad

    all these dudes are garbage... just a bunch of fags going at it on twitter. ya'll hoes want war- go at it, don't go talking shit on the web you little bitches

  • So Icy Boi!

    Macklemore is better den Earl and every black rapper is better than Macklemore. swag

  • Anonymous

    At least Macklemore & Ryan Lewis created their own sound and managed to get two no. 1 hits with no label backing. Earl Sweatshirt is just another weak copy of Tyler... After listening to his songs, I cannot see any spark of genius. Just the frustrations of a kid hater. Hip-hop needs to re-start appreciating real artists.

  • Anonymous

    I'd take Macklemore over Sweatshirt. People kill me hating on Macklemore because he's white, as if that automatically makes him some industry manufactured "Gucci Gucci" Kreayshawn type gimmick rapper. I bet half of you on here that are quick to judge him never listened to his album, or even gotten past Thrift Shop. Macklemore spits real shit on multiple topics. Listen to Wing$, Jimmy Iovine, Same Love or Neon Cathedral, and tell my i'm lying. Hell, listen to his first album before he was famous. Earl on the other hand, is like a boring ass version of MF Doom. This man is the most overrated, overhyped rapper to come out in a minute. He's nice as fuck lyrically and his wordplay is dope, but what does he talk about (aside from the usual drug/rape shit OF is known for)? His daddy problems occasionally... life in Samoa... but other than that, nothing. Nigga rhymes words just to rhyme.

  • Basic Thuganomics

    What the fuck is an Earl Sweatshirt?

    • Anonymous

      @ dude below, The dude's nickname from Fat Albert was Mushmouth

    • gamestwin

      the nigga off fat albert with the mask on his face his nickname was earl sweatshirt but they called him mummbles i belive check out old fat albert shit odd future stole mad shit from that.

  • Anonymous

    ability of vocals pretty good content is weak beats are pop crap hooks are gay as fun

  • Anonymous

    madlib makes good music you should check em out

  • LD

    Lil' Dicky is the future of hiphop.

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  • Shabby201

    Honestly, they did this with Eminem when he got his radio hits, not that I'm comparing them but as for the hate Macklemore is receiving it's what Eminem got from a lot of people but hey that changed when he made MM ep, so I can't wait for Macklemore's next album people are going to be surprised what he's going to talk about, a lot of it will be inspired from his old albums such as Language of my world and he'll also rap about the fame (not brag but discuss what it really is)

    • Anonymous

      your a stupid fuck. macklemore from seattle he dont need love from the bay. and his lyrics in the Heist album got more content then earl sweatshirts whole career

    • Anonymous

      "im from the bay and we dont even fuck with this dude" And yet you fucked with those "White Girl Mob" bitches and helped blow them up, get the fuck outta here.

    • gamestwin

      im from the bay and we dont even fuck with this dude..hes a joke..white suburbian kids are carrying this dude..hes a entertainer like mc hammer..not a lyrical dude by any means

  • Riff Raff

    Macklemore sucks.

  • Anonymous

    indie wars I see.....Mack ain't shit but he making shit loads of money...Earl ?

  • R(ill)istic

    Haha all these internet douchebags judging Macklemore on his radio hits. Go listen to the whole Language of My Word album and tell me Macklemore can't rap. Macklemore is on the same level as Kendrick Lamar lyrically.

    • gamestwin

      then u came down off that acid trip and realized ur mind was scrambled lol same level as lamar uh ok

  • fuck mgk

    best white rappers Eminem ra rugged man evidence rittz yelawolf action bronson

  • Anonymous

    who the hell is this Earl Sweatpants ??

  • Anonymous

    earl aint better so he needs to stfu hah

  • PostDumbArticlesGetDumbComments

    Earl got the face of a blowup doll in that picture. Prob got stuck that way after everyone in private school ran through this dude's mouth like a bag of skittles.

  • emo

    hes true. that macklemore shit sounds horrible and has nothing to do with hiphop

    • Willy

      And Macklemore wasn't rich when he started in hip-hop, if he even is now. Because he's white, he's rich? Stupid shit. The mother fucker got famous with a song about shopping at GOODWILL dip-shit. How rich are you if you willingly shop at thrift shops?

    • Willy

      So... Having something to rap about other than drugs and guns means you're no longer hip hop? You should try listening to some of his other music? Have you heard The Otherside? The Town? There you go, some hip-hop. Drug related content, and a little bit of hometown love.

    • Anonymous

      macklemore rich ? ya'll stupid has hell

    • Daniel

      Yea, dude is garbo in my opinion. Just another rich dude that got bored.

  • Anonymous

    earl sounding like a real fuck boy that nigga is clearly jealous of macklemore

  • YouDaddysDick

    Fuck Macklemore. His shit is contrived and his rhymes are studio rhymes. He's basically talking real fast. Only thing he's trying to Heist is hip hop from the black man.

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  • aha

    Who is Earl Sweatshirt?

  • Anonymous

    hahahaha I Def though John Legend was on the hook when 1st heard it too...

  • Anonymous

    are you fuckers on crack? he never criticized shit...he made a fucking joke. ya'll need to grow the fuck up

    • Ugh.

      Blame DX for trying to make it seem like these niggas have beef when they both just shared a laugh over twitter. Fcking blogspam.

  • nigga creep

    Those whiteboys shit is pop-weak ass fuck garbage. This sweatshirt nigga is also pop-weak ass fuck garbage too. He should shut his cunt, faggady mouth.

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    • Anonymous

      @nigga creep:Word son!I want to hear some ignorant shit b.I want to hear some drug dealing,murdering,raping,molly popping,while you tell us how much money you have realness!I don't want no party shit I want some spray innocent people at a BBQ type music ya dig!!!That real shit! That gangsta shit kids get they lunch money taken and blown off music ya heard! Idiot.....

    • nigga creep

      Im mad about seein these bitch made hipsters on this site like everyday bruuuuuh, when there some real muthafuckas out there putting it down. Im tired bout weak ass niggas talkin shit bout others like they some kinda studio geniuses or sumthin, when they shit is corny as fuck just like the whiteboys shit bruuuuh.

    • Bene the OG

      damn bruhh are you ok? did that nigga earl spit on you at a show or something why you so mad bruh?

  • Anonymous

    make music that actually has meaning and purpose an odd future satanic ass has to try an drag him .. crabs in a barrel man, pathetic ass rappers.

  • anon

    yep mack is caked out -indie hustle

  • Anonymous

    He is a friend of JaRule. The guy is renowned for his sweating abilities while rapping, and wipes that sweat onto his shirt.

  • Anonymous

    earl sweatshirt? who is that

  • L

    who the fuck is earl sweatshirt?

  • JRich

    I don't think he was criticizing it

    • JRich

      Good insult my friend. I'm glad we got sharp motherfuckers like you around to keep everyone in check.

    • Anonymous

      He was laughing at it, are you just a Earl "Voted 1st in the Face That Needs a Fist in it Poll" Sweatshirt dickrider?

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