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Lil Nas X Has a Viral Hit with Old Town Road

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Lil Nas X Has a Viral Hit with Old Town Road

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Success has come barreling down the ‘Old Town Road’ for Lil Nas X with his current song hitting # 1 on the charts worldwide. The 20-year-old rapper, singer and songwriter is from Atlanta now is going viral  his genre-bending smash featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.


Lil Nas explains the lyrics to this cross over hit, “I was living with my sister at the time, and obviously  I wasn’t  paying bills, so of course she wanted me to leave. I didn’t want to go back home because I had left school and was ready to do music now. It started off as a runaway loner cowboy kind   of story,I want to take the old time road story taking the horse and going and yeah he’s gone, I’m not coming back. I wanted it to be more of a triumphant kind of story, the horse would be like like not having much, but old town road is the path to success so you are taking the horse to old town road.”

Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road
I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more
I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road
I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no morea

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.

He is the first male artist (in a lead role) to lead the Hot 100 in his first visit since Desiigner took "Panda" to the top in May 2016.

Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (I Got The Horses In The Back) [Visualizer]

https://youtu.be/5ho88VXJTBg