Lil Nas X first recorded his megahit “Old Town Road” as a solo. After Billboard removed it from the country chart, he remixed it with Billy Ray Cyrus.
On Thursday, he posted another remix, adding Atlanta’s Young Thug (aka Jeffery Lamar Williams) and 12-year-old Mason Ramsey, best known for yodeling Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” in an Illinois Walmart.
Now, it seems, Little Nas X wants to remix the song again — with Mariah Carey.
Friday morning, Lil Nas X tweeted to Carey, “ok mariah carey lets get this remix in.”
Carey replied with “One Sweet Town Road!”
“Old Town Road” is No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for its 14th consecutive week.
Talk of remixing the song with Carey made some fans excited, but it made many others pull up back the reins and yell, “Whoa!”
It also sparked a Twitter Moment, a way to tell a story by stringing together a collection of tweets.
The moment — titled “Could remixes of Old Town Road outlive the human race?” — gathered dozens of examples of how the song could be redone.
Many people seem to believe the song will bring world peace and reverse climate change. That’s understandable, considering a Minnesota mother credits “Old Town Road” with inspiring her nonverbal autistic son find his voice.
Lil Nas X, a Lithia Springs High School grad whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, has two other songs from his debut EP “7” on Billboard’s charts — “Panini,” which led to the rapper getting a cooking lesson from Gordon Ramsay, is at No. 22; and “Rodeo,” featuring fellow Atlantan Cardi B, is at No. 38.
“Old Town Road” has shone a spotlight on the country rap genre. It seems the public is embracing the sound. Atlanta singer Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up” is No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and has climbed to No. 16 on the Hot 100.
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