“Old Town Road”’s Pop Outlaws: Lil Nas X Remixes the Mac-and-Jack Hustle

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” taps into the myth of the American West, with promises of overnight fame and fortune that align with our fascination with hits that seem to appear out of nowhere.

“Old Town Road” is one of them, sitting in the Number One Billboard Hot 100 position for eight weeks and counting. The song’s 20-year-old Atlanta-based rapper is conscious about what he says will “entertain,” as he performs the genre-blurring pop hustle perfected by artists like Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson on their duet “Say Say Say.” Ram on … 

Read the full article on CultureSonar’s website

Katie Kapurch writes about sexy aspects of popular culture and literature. As a scholar of the Beatles and other major phenomena, she offers fresh insights when it comes to the topics of gender, sexuality, and race.

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