Lil Nas X is rewriting the e-book on Country Rap.
This is perhaps the final occasion for onlookers to ingratiate to Lil Nax X and his followers. The little recognized “Internet-rapper” launched a cowboy/cowgirl-themed track referred to as “Old Town Road,” charting concurrently throughout a number of of Billboard’s channels.
Not solely did “Old Town Road” crack the Billboard Hot 100, off the energy of a visualizer comprised of Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay, however it additionally landed atop the Country charts as properly, all because of a glitch within the system.
Lil Nas X is doing the whole lot in his energy to cling to the cowboy motif. Even a celebratory pose noticed X set free a catchphrase reminiscent of the Yukon Gold Rush. “WE IN HEAAAA!!!!” X exclaimed Instagram whereas chart knowledge to show his accomplishment. As it stands, “My Old Town” occupies the 83rd place on Billboard’s Hot 100, with indicators pointing to additional features within the coming weeks, ought to the track attain an unlikely stasis in well-liked tradition.
The YoungKio-produced track has been downloaded a startling four,000 instances within the week ending March seventh and has earned itself 5,186,865 views on YouTube, final I checked this afternoon. While Lil Nas X is probably nothing greater than a faceless prankster driving the TikTook meme to fleeting success, “My Old Town” is probably the right specimen for explaining Memetics to hapless child boomers the world over.