Lil Nas X loves remixes – and with good reason. Remixes are a major reason that "Old Town Road", his viral country rap hit that has become an unstoppable pop juggernaut, spent 16 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and set the record for most weeks 1st place by Mariah Carey and dr. Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day" and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee "Despacito". And remixes are also a big reason why "Old Town Road" is likely to break this record.
The original "Old Town Road", with no features, spent only one week on # 1. Since then, it has been superseded by the Billy Ray Cyrus remix, which is considered the definitive version of the song. Lil Nas X later added Young Thug and the yodelling boy Mason Ramsey to this version. And today, after annoying remixes with artists such as Dolly Parton and Mariah Carey, he released "Seoul Town Road," a remix with a verse from RM by the K-Pop group BTS, which he promised on Twitter . is the last remix we get.
But that does not mean it's just another remix that was made. In an interview with XXL last week, Lil Wayne announced that he had made a remix of "Old Town Road." "They sent it to me and I did it as an official remix," he said. "I am not sure if they will use it." It seems Lil Wayne's remix has been postponed after Lil Nas X had made RM make "Seoul Town Road" instead. But now it has leaked out, and you can hear it in all of its Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Lil Wayne splendor.
In the same interview with XXL Lil Wayne, Lil Nas X also gave some advice on navigation in the music business:
Stay focused. If you break that record, make sure it's not a record for you. Make sure you do not even notice or even recognize it. Put that in your head that someone else has broken that record and you want to break their record. Plain and simple. Because I can not even tell you if I'm number 1 on the charts, because it was never important. The only thing that should ever matter, brother, is your next song.