The Gram – After getting praised by the likes of SpaceGhostPurrp and Billy Ray Cyrus, at least one artist is calling shenanigans on Lil Nas X’s breakout trap-country hit, “Old Town Road.”
Mr. Dave East.
And the Mass Appeal rapper didn’t mince his words, either.
“This fuckin’ ‘Old Town Road’ shit is fuckin’ wack,” East bellowed to his Instagram followers while enjoying a massive blunt from the back of a vehicle.
“I don’t know what the fuck is going on with Hip Hop; with rap [and] I ain’t no hater but that shit is wack. With a cape on it! And super wack!” he concluded before seemingly losing interest on the subject in its entirety.
Luckily for the young Atlanta rapper, East’s opinion on the notion of his skills doesn’t sell records. Released at the tail end of 2018, “Old Town Road” has gone on to top the Billboard 100, broken a Drake streaming record, and experienced a country genre resurgence thanks to the Cyrus-assisted remix.
As for East, onlookers decided to show him no mercy on social media.
“Turn on that Dave East.” -Said nobody ever.
— Nani B. (@TrillKitten) April 18, 2019
Name me 5 good Dave East songs. I’ll wait. I promise I’ll wait. I’ll wait all day honestly. https://t.co/uTCfIOnk4N
— Timmy (@TrueLifeOfTimmy) April 18, 2019
Dave East hasn’t created one song that’s better than Old Town Road. Opinion is voided. https://t.co/xGHqLnuL7h
— DJ AudiRockets in 4 (@DJAudiTory) April 18, 2019
Dave East music fire, but he sounds like a hater rn…
How do you have static with a person for going viral with a country song lmao
— Dontai (@ImDontai) April 18, 2019
This is why Dave East is butt ass hurt https://t.co/yCQe9IpjYq
— MS.LOULOU (@MsJazzybelle) April 18, 2019
dave east calling old town road wack is hilarious coming from a diet lyricists. nigga think cuz he got a ny accent his bars be hitting, that nigga is trash
— problemaddict (@Jayo_NF) April 18, 2019
I remember driving to the dells for a work conference with my coworker (her car) and she put on some Dave east and I didn’t know who it was but I just couldn’t listen anymore reached out and skipped it. She looked at me like pic.twitter.com/ShE7jxdhEw
— tece🦂 (@lashtr_) April 18, 2019
Dave East makes music? pic.twitter.com/BWhI1ry37t
— Wednesday Addams (@MsMuneyPenny) April 18, 2019
Dave east said old town road wack like he got a hit record or something Lmaoooo
— 🏁 Arya Stark Fan account (@IAMmikeW) April 18, 2019
Yo fuck DAVE EAST!!
— Donald. (@KingDonald03) April 18, 2019
🤦🏽♂️ name one Dave East song CURRENTLY❗️ and WITHOUT features or remixes🥴
— SouthWest😈Villain👿 (@funnynigga2007) April 18, 2019
Dave East: “old town road is wack!”
Also Dave East: pic.twitter.com/DpHJEbPACb
— ♛Big Draco ℳelo 🏁 (@OGMelo_) April 18, 2019
I'm not gonna say Dave East is wrong about Old Town Road, but it's also kinda funny how a goofy meme track is bigger than anything he's done so far in his career.
— Luke James (@lukejamesbgn) April 18, 2019
[Editor’s Note: I wrote this article while listening to “Type of Time” so I can name at least one Dave East song.]