Shaboozey, number 4 on the Hot 100: Beyoncé effect or great song?

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Shaboozey, number 4 on the Hot 100: Beyoncé effect or great song?

He appeared on two songs on 'COWBOY CARTER' and two weeks later, Shaboozey released the song that would establish him as a rising star. 'A Bar Song (Tipsy)' occupies fourth place on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on Spotify's Global Top 50, pure Beyoncé effect or hit in its own right?

Collins Obinna was born in Woodbridge, Virginia, and from a young age shared a love of both country music and hip hop. She got her first looks as part of the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' soundtrack in 2018, but 'SPAGHETTII' and 'SWEET HONEY BUCKIIN' were her introduction letters to the general public. .

In 'A Bar Song (Tipsy)', Shaboozey proposes mixing the most rancid country with rap, reflected in the verses and in the interpolation of J-Kwon's hit in the chorus, 'Tipsy', which reached second place on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004.

The instrumentation, flat and bordering on stock, and the lyrics, about working and drinking whiskey, are totally what you'd expect from a generic country song. The differentiating element of the 29-year-old artist could be his voice – deep and serious – reminiscent of Lil Nas X.

Recently, the author of the macro hit 'Old Town Road' told the BBC that he was “happy” about Beyoncé and Shaboozey's success with country. However, he regretted having been ahead of his time: “I wish it had happened to me too. “I couldn't experience this,” he added.

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