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The Heist

The Heist

The Heist is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Independently produced, recorded and released by the duo, the album reached number one on iTunes within hours of being released on October 9, 2012 with no mainstream promotion or support. However, the duo would shortly after the album release hire Warner Music Group's radio promotion department to help push their singles for a small percentage of the sales. The album was recorded in Seattle between 2009 and 2012 and was released on Macklemore LLC under the Alternative Distribution Alliance catalog. A series of singles were released before the album release from late 2010 onwards, with the fifth sin ... more on Wikipedia