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Rolling Stone #HickHop ‘history’

by / Friday, 27 June 2014 / Published in EDITOR PICKS, REBEL NEWS

Hick Hop gets a perspective of it’s history by Rolling Stone.

by Cooter

star_03Rolling Stone releases the ‘History’ of hick hop, here is the list of moments.

  1. Bellamy Brothers’ ‘Country Rap’ (1987)
  2. Neal McCoy’s ‘Hillbilly Rap’ (1996)
  3. Kid Rock’s ‘Cowboy’ (August 1999)
  4. Toby Keith’s ‘I Wanna Talk About Me’ (August 2001)
  5. Bubba Sparxxx’s ‘Ugly’ (August 2001)
  6. The Founding of the MuzikMafia (October 2001)
  7. Nappy Roots’ ‘Po Folks’ (2002)
  8. Big & Rich’s ‘Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)’ (April 2004)
  9. Nelly’s ‘Over and Over’ (September 2004)
  10. Cowboy Troy’s ‘I Play Chicken With the Train’ (2005)
  11. Trace Adkins’ ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’ (October 2005)
  12. The Founding of Average Joes Entertainment (2008)
  13. Colt Ford’s Debut Album (2008)
  14. ‘Justified’ Premieres With Gangstagrass Theme Song (2010)
  15. Luke Bryan’s ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me)’ (March 2011)
  16. Jason Aldean’s ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ (April 2011)
  17. Struggle’s ‘Outlaw S–t’ (November 2011)
  18. Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ Remix (April 2013)
  19. Brad Paisley’s ‘Accidental Racist’ (April 2013)
  20. Blake Shelton’s ‘Boys ‘Round Here’ Video (May 2013)
  21. Laura Bell Bundy’s ‘Two Step’ (July 2013)
  22. Jerrod Niemann’s ‘Drink to That All Night’ (October 2013)
  23. Buck 22’s ‘Achy Breaky 2’ (February 2014)
  24. Big Smo’s Reality Show (June, 2014)

It’s a solid list, but it’s a scratch on the surface. for take the following for instance:


Written in 1959 by Geoff Mack, ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’ performed by Hank Snow (who switched the city names to American cities) in 1962 is the first sign of a beat type verbal flow that dominates over a lyrical melody.  The song was later made popular by the king himself, Johnny Cash who is often credited by some rappers as one of the first inspirations of ‘gangster’ rap, with lines like “I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.”.

“There’s certain qualities about Johnny Cash that gangsta rappers like to take and put within themselves” – Snoop Dogg

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