No one at Columbia Records can tell Lil Nas X nothing, especially in regards to the promotion of "Old Town Road."
The summer hit is a less than a week away from qualifying as the longest #1 single in chart history (16 weeks). Meanwhile, Lil Nas X continues to reign supreme as our meme-lord. After releasing the song's third remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, and Mason Ramsey, Lil Nas X is back at it with the remix's music video. The video piggybacks off the latest phenomenon in meme culture, a call to invade Area 51.
The meme-savant collaborated with animator SomehoodLum to create a world with gratifying visuals and engaging narrative. Compared to other music videos, Lil Nas X's work always stands out, in that they actually tell a story. (Seriously, the bar is that low). The video features even more cultural fixtures, like Thanos and Keanu Reeves. It's a simplistic but satisfying in its story-telling of a silly adventure.
Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, & Mason Ramsey – Old Town Road (Area 51 Video) www.youtube.com
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The actor's leadership is inspiring.
In a viral clip posted to Twitter by NBC News reporter Gadi Schwartz, actress Keke Palmer is seen pleading with members of the National Guard to "join the revolution" during a Los Angeles protest that took place Tuesday in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd.
"You have a president that's talking about the second amendment as a use for people to use firearms against the people that are protesting," she says passionately. She continued, "You have to pay attention to what is going on. We have a president that's trying to incite a race war."