The Old Town Road remix is being played everywhere right now and just achieved music history with 143M streams in it’s first week, besting Drakes’ ‘In My Feelings’ which had 116M streams its first week.
That doesn’t mean everybody loves it. Especially the old hip hop gatekeepers such as Dave East.
East let loose on his IG Stories the other day to tell everyone exactly how he feels about the Lil Nas X <> Billy Ray remix, and let’s just say he didn’t hold back.
Dave East really out here saying “Old Town Road” is wack. What y’all think? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/7gcadTif8k
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) April 18, 2019
“This f**king ‘Old Town Road’ sh*t is f**king wack,” he said. “I don’t know what the f**k is going on with hip-hop or rap but…that sh*t is wack with a cape on it. It’s super wack.”
Many we’re quick to jump on Dave East for his stout claim.
Somebody name a damn Dave East song il wait
— WOLVES (@Nterin) April 18, 2019
Others, like hot 97’s Rosenberg defended Dave East.
Old Town Road is a cute guilty pleasure…fun song…borderline parody…but fun…anyone who thinks it’s in the same league or conversation as Dave East has no business talking rap music
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) April 18, 2019
What you can’t argue is the success of Old Town Road, and it’s brilliance of being able to mix colors between country music and hip hop.
The fact that rappers have to even come out and say it’s not hip hop means it’s in the discussion – which is something old heads just don’t want.
What do you think, 💧 or 🗑️?