All the Raps

Cowboys and Cowbells

120 minsFirst aired 29 Mar 2019
Courtesy of Andrew "Noz" Nosnitsky

Sure, they rustled some cattle and tended the sheep — but their main concern was rapping to the beat.

This week’s episode of All the Raps traces the rising trend of extremely goofy cowboy-hat rap, spearheaded by Lil Nas X and Lil Tracy, back to early tracks by similarly schtick-y predecessors like Rappin Duke and Toe Down. We’ll also be checking out new songs that have little-to-nothing to do with cowboys, including cuts by DaBoii and Da Baby and some classics from Raekwon and Whodini.


Produced by Emilie Friedlander
Engineered by Joe Hazan

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