Already, rappers are using "Old Town Road" as a map for insta-fame. It's a hyphenate that critics use idealistically these days, as though transcending genre boundaries makes for inherently better music, even when oftentimes the results feel more like blending five hues of paint to end up with a nondescript beige. Things are going great, or things are going terribly. You remember me, right? Then the song's out-of-nowhere ubiquity on TikTok, a Chinese social video network, where the song soundtracked thousands of kids' adventures with yee-yee juice.
An addendum to that lesson from Soulja Boy: Being viral may be worth more than being good, but who's to say you can't be both? When the crying slowed down I said, "Do you want to go to the bar and have a drink with your mom and dad and my mom and dad and my sister? I haven't been around because things have been great. I really need you to take this ring, my fingers are freezing". She would later return to find that the 6.