Viral Rapper "Lil Nas X" Breaks Into Billboard Hot 100 Thanks To "TikTookay" Meme

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Lil Nas X is rewriting the e-book on Country Rap.

This is perhaps the final occasion for onlookers to ingratiate to Lil Nax X and his followers. The little identified “Internet-rapper” launched a cowboy/cowgirl-themed track known as “Old Town Road,” charting concurrently throughout a number of of Billboard’s channels.

Not solely did “Old Town Road” crack the Billboard Hot 100, off the energy of a visualizer comprised of Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay, nevertheless it additionally landed atop the Country charts as effectively, all because of a glitch within the system.

Lil X is doing all the things in his energy to cling to the cowboy motif. Even a celebratory pose noticed X let loose a catchphrase reminiscent of the Yukon Gold Rush. “WE IN HEAAAA!!!!” X exclaimed Instagram whereas chart information to show his accomplishment. As it stands, “My Old Town” occupies the 83rd place on Billboard’s Hot 100, with indicators pointing to additional features within the coming weeks, ought to the track attain an unlikely stasis in fashionable tradition. 

The YoungKio-produced track has been downloaded a startling four,000 occasions within the week ending March seventh and has earned itself 5,186,865 views on YouTube, final I checked this afternoon. While Lil Nas X is maybe nothing greater than a faceless prankster using the TikTookay meme to fleeting success, “My Old Town” is maybe the right specimen for explaining Memetics to hapless child boomers the world over.