Dave East Says Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Is Wack
Lil Nas X may have topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his breakout hit "Old Town Road" and even surpassed Drake's streaming record with the track, but that doesn't mean that everyone's a fan—and Dave East is living proof.
During a Wednesday night (April 17) Instagram Live session, Dave got on the topic of the viral song and he made it clear that he's not feeling Lil Nas X's breakout single.
"That fuckin' 'Old Town Road' shit is fucking wack," Dave said. "I don’t know what the fuck is going on with hip-hop, with rap but... I ain’t no hater, man, but that shit is wack with a cape on it. It’s super wack!"
While Dave may not be hopping on an "Old Town Road" remix any time soon, newcomer Lil Nas X has found support in many other rap peers. When Billboard took the track off of their Hot Country Songs chart because it "does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music," artists like Joe Budden, Ski Mask The Slump God and even 9th Wonder spoke out in his defense.
"Buuuuut. So many artists end up on the Billboard Charts as “Hip-Hop”," 9th Wonder wrote on Twitter. "and if we don’t accept it.....we don’t want the genre to grow, and we are purists and stuck in our ways. But they kick homie off the country charts tho, because it’s not country to “them”....Got it."
In addition, Young Thug has previewed a remix to "Old Town Road," and is expected to release it in the near future.
Check out Dave's video for yourself below.
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