Hear Mason Ramsey and Young Thug Jump on Remix of ‘Old Town Road’Rolling Stone — Emily Zemler
“Old Town Road” is the single that won’t quit and now Lil Nas X has dropped a remix of the tune that adds YouTube singer/yodeler Mason Ramsey and rapper Young Thug to the lineup. Young Thug brings in his own verse, giving the track an even stronger hip-hop vibe, while Ramsey, known as the “Yodeling Kid,” gets a few twanging lines towards the end. The remix is accompanied by a kitschy, emoji-filled lyric video featuring animated versions of the four singers.
The original track, which features Billy Ray Cyrus, recently earned Diamond status and has been at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks. The track is also currently Number One on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 chart. The pair’s music video for the song, which dropped in May, has built up more than 200 million views. Cyrus recently joined Lil Nas X onstage at Glastonbury to perform “Old Town Road” alongside his daughter Miley.
Lil Nas X released his debut EP, 7, via Columbia Records in June. The EP includes his other hit single “Panini,” for which chef Gordon Ramsey offered his own version of a remix (in the form of an actual panini).