Sampling has always been a part of the hip-hop culture and is an art form WE truly appreciate.
Lil Nas X is a new name on the scene from Atlanta. He is so new, there really is no information on him other than he has a smash record right now that is creating a bidding war in the label industry for him. His hit song is called “Old Town Road” and his partner in crime Young Kio knew exactly what he was doing when producing this track.
The song sample may or not be familiar to you if you don’t listen to Nine Inch Nails. Nine Inch Nails dropped their 6th studio album “Ghosts” in 2008 and it was sort of an experimental album you could say. One of last tracks of disk 2 is “34 Ghosts IV” and it has a dreamy, country vibe to it. Thats is what it seems Young Kio was going for when producing his track for Lil Nas X.
It’s amazing to see where the new young producers are pulling sounds and samples from and this has to be one of the best and strangest ones WE’ve heard of in a long time.