Instagram – Lil Nas X has been a heavy topic of conversation since the “Old Town Road” controversy exploded last month. And like countless others, Ebro Darden had his opinion on Dave East’s recent commentary on the matter.
On Thursday (April 18), the Harlem-bred rapper blasted the song and consequently, got dragged on Twitter.
“This fuckin’ ‘Old Town Road’ shit is fuckin’ wack,” East said. “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!”
Ebro replied, “Dave East is supposed to dislike ‘Old Town Road’ …. because HipHop needs him to!!!”
Evidently, Lupe Fiasco wasn’t impressed with the radio host’s sentiments – despite the fact Ebro’s job essentially revolves around his thoughts on Hip Hop culture.
“Stop speaking for hip hop as a whole,” the “Kick, Push” mastermind commented.
“Old Town Road — described as country trap music — started making headlines in March when the Hip Hop/country hybrid went viral. It made Billboard’s cross-genre Hot 100 chart, the Hot Country Songs chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart simultaneously.
But shortly after its debut, the song was removed from Billboard’s country chart.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Billboard stated, “Upon further review, it was determined that ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X does not currently merit inclusion on Billboard‘s country charts. When determining genres, a few factors are examined, but first and foremost is musical composition.
“While ‘Old Town Road’ incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”
Revisit the remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus below.