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The song by year old rapper Lil Nas X featuring country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus fuses elements of both genres, and it has catapulted to the top of the charts since its release in April. With 17 weeks at No. While the song has catapulted Lil Nas X from aspiring musician in Georgia to global superstar, it didn't take much money at all to create the smash hit. BeatStars is a digital marketplace that allows producers to sell their original beats to artists. After the song exploded in popularity, the pair negotiated a new contract, said Batshon. BeatStars is one of many tools that support independent artists in an age where songs can go viral online before the artist is even signed to a record label. Streaming services like SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube allow artists to share their music with the world without going through the traditional gatekeepers at radio stations, with Spotify alone passing million paid subscribers earlier this year. Producers and artists can now create a hit song "in their bedrooms. For Lil Nas X and YoungKio, breaking a Billboard record is a testament to the shift in the music industry, as more self-made, younger artists climb the charts. Like this story?
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But the catchy hit is also super confusing. Like where is the Old Town Road? And why does Lil Nas X have a horse? What happened to his car? Check out our explainer below and hopefully your or mostly just my own confusion is cleared up. All he needs is an old-school horse to get where he wants to go. But Lil Nas X knows that real recognizes real! But Lil Nas X is only imagining what life is like when you actually achieve rockstar status.
After gaining popularity, the single was re-released by Columbia Records in March The song has been widely labeled as " country rap ", a genre that had not often reached the mainstream prior to its release. Dutch record producer YoungKio produced the instrumental and made it available for purchase online in The sample was placed behind trap -style Roland TR drums and bass.