Now these two couldn’t sound further apart however, Cowboys and B-boys both love their wheels and guns, and both like bragging about their chosen outlaw subcultures, so it’s no surprise that hip-hoppers and hillbillies increasingly cross boundaries. For instance, 300-pound, ex-pro-golfer, Colt Ford has charted on both Billboard‘s country and rap charts. In other words, they share similar characteristics. Both rely on storytelling and demand a certain amount of authenticity from their audiences. Even though they are seen as sonicly polar-opposites, sometimes opposites attract, and because of that we have wound up with a variety of country/hip-hop collaborations!
Up first, we have Snoop-dog and WIllie Nelson singing “Superman” a song about how these man tried to be something they aren’t, and also how hitting a personal low made them realize that they “ain’t superman”. This is followed by Mr. Jason Aldean and his musical talent paired with Luuuuuuudaa… eh hem… Ludacris, in “Dirt Road Anthem”.
Following this there are are a few songs which cross the line between country and rap however the artist is just dabbling with the cross over, such as Bubba Sparxxx. Known for his one hit wonder “Miss New Booty” Bubba has also made “Country Folks” featuring Colt Ford, and Danny Boone. Country man Jerrod Neimann wanted to switch things up (as admitted in the video) and created an interesting pop/rap/country song called, “Drink to that all Night” .
Lastly, to end on a weird note, there is Taylor Swift who did some strange, strange song called “Thug Story” with T-pain and just when you thought it couldn’t any stranger there is a song by Sir-Mix-A-lot called “Square Dance Rap” …. TONS more guys, even if you wanna look just for a laugh, sometimes these mash-ups get stuck in your head!
Posted on April 23, 2014, in country, country/rap and tagged collaboration, colt ford, country, country fans, country haters, country music, country radio, country/hiphop, country/rap, for the love of country, for the love of music, hip-hop, kx96, music, radio, radio statio, rap, snoop dogg, willie nelson. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.