White Walls

White Walls” is a hip hop song by an American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, taken from their collaborative debut studio album The Heist (2012). The song’s hook is performed by singer Hollis, while American rapper Schoolboy Q, performs a guest verse. “White Walls” was released to American contemporary hit radio on October 8, 2013 as the fifth and final single from The Heist. The song debuted at number 100 and has since peaked at number 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 1,000,000 copies as of January 2014.[1]

This article is about the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song. For the type of tire, see Whitewall tire.
2013 single by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Schoolboy Q and Hollis
“White Walls”
Single by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Schoolboy Q and Hollis
from the album The Heist
Released October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:40
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis singles chronology
Thrift Shop
(2012)
White Walls
(2013)
Arrows
(2014)
Schoolboy Q singles chronology
Collard Greens
(2013)
White Walls
(2013)
Man of the Year
(2013)
Hollis singles chronology
White Walls
(2013)

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The song charted at number one on the US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles prior to its release as a single, due to high digital downloads subsequently after the album’s release. Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Schoolboy Q and Hollis performed “White Walls” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 27, 2013.[2] The song impacted American contemporary hit radio on October 8, 2013.[3]

In November 2020, “White Walls” went viral on TikTok, being used in many videos.

The music video, directed by Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Jason Koenig, was released September 9, 2013. The video features cameo appearances from several rappers including A$AP Rocky, Trinidad Jame$, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi and Sir Mix-a-Lot, as well as DJ Drama.[4][5] Parts of the music video are shot inside a Vogue Tyre warehouse, and the eponymous whitewall tires are explicitly mentioned by Macklemore to be Vogues.[6][7] The video also features several Cadillac models, including an SRX, Escalade, two XLRs, several Eldorados and a Coupe de Ville.

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 34
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 8
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 2
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders Urban)[10] 18
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[11] 13
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 17
France (SNEP)[13] 65
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 17
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 30
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 32
UK Singles (OCC)[18] 26
UK R&B (OCC)[19] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 15
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[21] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[22] 13
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[23] 4

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