Billboard Reneges On Lil Nas X’s Country Smash Hit
New York, NY – Lil Nas X’s Hip Hop/nation hybrid “Old Town Road” took the web by a storm, first on Instagram, then Tik Tok, to lastly being ripped from YouTube to the radio and debuting on Billboard’s cross-genre Hot 100 chart, Hot Country Songs chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart unexpectedly.
The bass-meets-banjo music’s legacy on the Country chart was short-lived, although, with Billboard quietly eradicating the viral single saying its preliminary inclusion was a mistake.
In an announcement launched to Rolling Stone, Billboard claimed “Old Town Road” doesn’t “embrace sufficient parts of right this moment’s nation music” to stay included. However, some followers are suggesting the elimination was racially motivated.
bro thank u for being one of many solely artists to talk on this publicly. shit means a lot to me. https://t.co/VwkPBMZGyv
— nope (@LilNasX) March 28, 2019
Beyoncé has a rustic music referred to as “Daddy Lessons” and the Grammy’s would NOT enable it to be submitted into the most effective Country Song class.
Ppl infiltrate Blk music genres, however THEY DO NOT ALLOW BLACK ARTISTS TO INFILTRATE MUSIC GENRES THEY DOMINATE. https://t.co/F9SZUUc3yO
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) March 28, 2019
not making an attempt to be that man @billboard however you guys allowed Taylor Swift to cross style chart with “I Knew You Were Trouble” even at Rhythmic Radio. So @LilNasX ought to be capable of with “Old Town Road” periodt. pic.twitter.com/HkVM7G1TxX
— Rhyan Bēsco (@RHYANBESCO) March 26, 2019
The 19-year-old Atlanta artist’s music, that mentions each lean and Wranglers, is the most recent within the sequence of country-leaning debates, following Lil Tracy’s “Like A Famer” and Young Thug’s “Family Don’t Matter,” that make antiquated genre-dividing look foolish.
Lil Nas X deliberately debuted “Old Town Road” as a rustic music, itemizing it as such on his SoundCloud and iTunes.
According to Rolling Stone, after being signed to Columbia Records, the label determined in opposition to submitting the one for consideration on streaming nation playlists, claiming Lil Nas X won’t ever be accepted by Hip Hop followers with nation accolades beneath his belt.
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