Country musicians have been sampling hip hop for sometime now without giving credit where credit is due. I have a friend (she’s Italian) and listens to country music. She also notes how “trashy" hip hop is. When I point out how a lot of the country music artists she likes sounds like hip hop and some of the vulgarity, she is dismissive.

I immediately know what the real problem is.

When Black (unaplogetically Black) artists make “country” music, it’s turned down, and not accepted unless it comes with token Whiteness. The bottom line is the skin color matters and primary audience matters with the country music. They only have tolerance for a few Blacks in country music, and they have their quota at this time I’d say.

The song is catchy. I wish they’d make an appropriate video for it. They blow it up in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. I saw the flack the Lil Nas X got from being sponsored by Wrangler Jeans. White people were proposing boycotting like only White asses are the only ones who can wear Wranglers.

How about let’s stop trying to crossover and just make good music.

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