Lil Nas X scored plenty of success when he invited Billy Ray Cyrus to sing on “Old Town Road” — the kind that could potentially shatter Billboard records. That hasn’t stopped the rapper from seeking out new collaborators, though. Today, he’s shared a new “Old Town Road” remix featuring Young Thug.
Lil Nas X teased the rework earlier this year, and also spoke about Thugger’s impact on his own music. He credits the Atlanta rapper for paving his way in the country trap genre.
“I believe whenever you’re trying something new, it’s always going to get some kind of bad reception,” he told TIME. “For example, when rap started, or when rock and roll began. But with country trap, I in no way want to take credit for that. I believe Young Thug would be one of the biggest pioneers in that.”
— nope (@LilNasX) July 11, 2019