UBIQUITY The Seattle duo’s uplifting hip-hop anthem has appeared in ads for software, beer, TV sports and the movies R.I.P.D. and Jobs.
LONGEVITY Initially released in August 2011, “Can’t Hold Us” hit No. 1 this May, and was still in the Top 10 until recently.
SOCIAL POWER Not as timely as “Same Love,” their other summer hit, but two guys going sky-high with a self-released album is an irresistible story.
ROOTS Nods to Kanye West, Michael Jackson, “My Way,” A Tribe Called Quest and the duo’s Seattle hip-hop forebear Sir Mix-A-Lot.