Being able to cross over into other platforms is now a key for creatives to be successful in today’s society. The more that you can successfully, the more attention you bring to your brand. This doesn’t just apply to creatives, it also applies to small businesses, influencers, and celebrities as well. This is what we must do to keep up relevance in today’s climate.
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” wasn’t the first time Hip-Hop infiltrated Country music. Back in 2004, Nelly released his single ‘Over and Over’ featuring Tim McGraw. Then in 2017 Young Thug released his country-rap album Beautiful Thugger Girls. Each of these three had different reactions in the music industry but “Old Town Road” was the first single that made it on the Billboard Country charts. Just a week after it entered the charts it was removed because it “lacked elements that today’s country music contained.” Nevertheless, the impact of the song has sparked conversations of rather or not artists who aren’t country artists could ever crossover and be accepted into its ranks. Today we will be looking at these songs that managed to fuse the best of hip-hop and country together. It’s a rare occasion, but when it happened it was something quite interesting.
Last week Facebook suffered a partial outage that affected users around the world. The outage went on for a little over 14 hours. It was the biggest interruption the social network has ever suffered. The outage affected not only Facebook, but it’s apps which included Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram which made people lose their minds. Not only did people go crazy companies lost a good chunk of money in advertising.