Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Drop New Music Video for “Old Town Road” featuring Chris Rock, Haha Davis, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Jozzy, Young Kio, Vince Staples
- Last December, American rapper Lil Nas X released his debut song “Old Town Road”, which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, UK Singles chart and other countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland.
Back in April, he teamed up with country music and Miley Cyrus' father Billy Ray Cyrus on remix version of the song.
The duo dropped a new music video for the song on May 17th, directed by Calmatic.
In addition to the duo, the clip co-stars Chris Rock, Haha Davis, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Jozzy, Young Kio and Vince Staples.
In the clip, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus play outlaws on the run after a bank robbery in 1889. But both escape to 2019 with time-travel.
- Lil Nas X told Billboard about the song, “Okay, so the real story behind “Old Town Road.” I dropped out of school and I started to do music. I started to live with my sister because I didn’t want to go back home because my parents was not gonna be having that. For one, they feel like music is not a realistic future for anybody. I was living with my sister, and she was ready for me to go, basically. It started off as this loner cowboy kind of vibe. It’s like running away from everything, basically. I found the beat in late October on YouTube and released the song early December. It was gonna be a serious kind of song with country influence, of course. A lot of my music before “Old Town Road,” I was just trying to make music I thought everybody wanted. I changed the meaning of it later on down the road from a runaways type of story to Old Town Road being a symbol for a path of success, where you’re just staying on it. The horse, me not having too much to work with, but getting to where you’re trying to go. It’s like, “I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road.” In the first verse, you’re getting everything packed up and ready to go. In the second verse, you’re in that lane now where everything’s going right. In the chorus, the, “Can’t nobody tell me nothin,” it was like a jab to my parents in a way. Wanting me to not really stop doing music, but to get back into school. It’s like, “Can’t nobody tell me nothin'.”
- source : Idolator