Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”, A Surprise Country Music Phenom Sparking A Bit Of Controversy

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has risen to prominence after the song went viral on TikTok and now has more than 78 million Spotify streams to date. The single is produced by YoungKio, Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor. On the track, Lil Nas X raps about starting on the road to fame and fortune with only the bare minimum.

It quickly raced up the Apple Music and Spotify charts and debuted simultaneously on Billboard’s cross-genre Hot 100, Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. But according to Rolling Stone magazine, Billboard pulled it from the country charts.”Upon further review, it was determined that ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X does not currently merit inclusion on Billboard’s country charts,” Billboard said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “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.”Some supporters are seeing both red — and black — with that decision, accusing Billboard of racism… Whoa!

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