UPDATE: Yep, the video is finally here….and it’s a damn movie. Joined by Billy Ray, Nas X and the horses are Chris Rock and Vince Staples…check it out below.
This is how you win at life, no? Last December saw the release of Lil Nas X’s viral single “Old Town Road,” a track that shot up the charts and showed the possible progression of Country music — except that outlets (including Billboard) didn’t think that it was Country music. We wonder why.
“When determining genres, a few factors are examined, but first and foremost is musical composition. While ‘Old Town Road’ incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”
Undeterred, Nas X then hit them with the ultimate hee haw by getting motherf***in’ Billy Ray Cyrus on the remix, effectively cementing his stake in an evolving genre. The track bangs like hell, too.
Check it out below.