"last one i PROMISSEE"
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road (Remix)" is about to hit the 16-week mark at number 1.
If the song reaches the finish line, "Old Town Road (Remix)" will be the record with the most weeks at number one, a feat reached only twice before in music history. To keep the hype going, Lil Nas X released a fourth remix of the summer hit.
"Seoul Town Road" features RM, one of the seven members of the K-pop group BTS. The timing of the remix's release could not be better. Yesterday, BTS fans accused the VMAs of racism over the award show's decision to establish a Best K-Pop category; ARMY (BTS super fans) argue that the category is meant to limit the boy band's success and keep them from winning more mainstream awards. As a big f**ck you to the VMAs, Lil Nas X's decision to invite RM to hop on the hit track suggests that western artists respect BTS.
Unfortunately, the remix itself doesn't add anything that special to the original track. Despite stumbling with excessive autotune, RM does stick the landing on his own verse. And for those feeling fatigued by nonstop "Old Town Road" remixes, Lil Nas X promises this one will be his last. Even though "Seoul Town Road" isn't the performer's best remix, it sends a message that BTS is here to stay. ARMY will be sure to tip their hats to the rapper.
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Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale that takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020.
Pandemics are known for triggering upheaval and societal change.
It's probably no coincidence, then, that Shakespeare penned Romeo and Juliet around 1595—directly in the middle of the deadly Bubonic plague pandemic that ravaged Europe. Amidst today's pandemic, the most relevant adaptation of this timeless and classic tragedy was made nearly 25 years ago.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale. Romeo + Juliet made a decent ranking at the box office, but it was heavily overlooked for awards, only receiving one Oscar nomination for best art direction.
Had Luhrmann waited just 10 years to release Romeo + Juliet, there may have been more positive reactions to the film. At one point, Baz himself doubted that the movie would ever be made. During a 2015 interview discussing the film, Baz said: "When we went to Twentieth Century-Fox with it, under the terms of my first-look deal, I think rather than let me go, they sort of said, 'We'll give him $100,000, let him do his little workshop and maybe it'll go away.' Well it did not."
Romeo + Juliet takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020. Here's why: