Who is this artist everyone keeps talking about that is gonna take his horse to the old town road?!
Allow us to break it down for you! His name is Lil Nas X (okay, his real name is Montero Hill) and he’s a 20-year-old artist the internet just can’t get enough of. His hip-hop/country hit single, “Old Town Road” is a sweet combination of both genres that made headlines when people argued whether or not the song was “country enough” to be listed under the genre on popular music platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify.
Let me tell you, hate can do absolute wonders because with that attention, people were playing his song over and over and it eventually earned him the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Shortly after the release, the release of his original song, Nas debuted a music video for the remix of the song which featured country star, Billy Ray Cyrus.
With over 80 million plays on YouTube, its no secret Nas is a rising star!
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he noted that Drake is one of the biggest musical influences in his life and can you blame him?! Drake has had 32 top ten singles on Billboard and beat out The Beatles who held the top spot in 1964.
Recently, Nas signed with Gee Roberson (who used to manage Drake and Kanye West) and is in the studio working on a whole album!
Do you think Lil Nas X will remain ontop?! Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Featured Image obtained on Lil Nas’ official Instagram