Today marks the one-year anniversary of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' The Heist, independent hip-hop's unexpected smash hit album of the year. In the year since the album's release, Ryan and Mack have accomplished A LOT of things that most industry insiders did not expect a group with a self-released album to do. They have won awards, collected platinum and gold plaques and appeared on more television shows than you can possibly count.

XXL is looking back at the events that have occurred since the release of The Heist on October 9, one year ago. Here are the some of the best moments with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis over the last year.