Horses in the Back

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Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communication Assistant Professor Joycelyn Wilson wrote "Horses in the Back" in The Bitter Southerner, June 17.


Let’s say it again for those in the back: Trap music is the most significant cultural innovation to arise from Southern hip hop — and one of the most critical discoveries in American black music over the last quarter century. The latest example comes from Montero Lamar Hill, the 20-year old Atlanta rapper named Lil Nas X who, in just six months, has disturbed the groove of the country music industry with his viral hit “Old Town Road.”

Lil Nas X has turned the discussion of cultural appropriation on its head … again.

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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