10 Best Country Rap Songs
Some may read about the 10 best country rap songs and think it's either an oxymoron or a joke. But, rap music has made inroads into nearly every style of music known to mankind--even country. Don't be surprised to hear more country rap in the future.
- "Inbred Evil" -- Boondox -- This Boondox is scary. He looks more like an Insane Clown Posse outcast than a country star. He's extremely unusual.
- "Country Rock and Rap" -- The Disco Four -- This is a rap that also samples banjo. But, it's certainly more rap than country. It's rap country, not country rap.
- "Country Rap" -- Bellamy Brothers -- This country rap song came out in 1987. Who would have guessed the Bellamy Brothers would be ahead of their time? But, this song is proof of that.
- '"Hillbilly Rap'" -- Neal McCoy -- In this one, Neal McCoy tries his hand at doing "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" (you know, The Beverly Hillbillies theme song), like an old school rapper, for better or worse.
- "Wayfaring Stranger" -- Spearhead -- With the help of Joan Osbourne, and the country musical backing, Spearhead truly sounds like a rapper that stumbled into a country music recording session.
- "Saddle Up Shawty" -- Mikel Knight -- The video for this song has a lot of half-dressed women. If CMT ever wants to attract the BET audience, this is a real fine place to start. Knight raps with a strong Southern accent, which helps it appeal to his redneck homies.
- "Off The Hillbilly Hook" --Trailer Choir -- Although it sounds a little like rap, this song also sounds like the rapid fire delivery of a Charlie Daniels song. It's a fairly good bridge song, from the country genre to the hip-hop.
- "Dirt Road Anthem" -- Jason Aldean -- Why shouldn't Aldean incorporate rap? He already pretty much avoids true country, mostly settling for twang-rock, instead. Nevertheless, this track may severely test the patience of even casual country fans.
- "Over and Over again" -- Tim McGraw and Nelly -- In this one, Nelly pimps Tim McGraw's ride with just a touch of rap. It's a nice song, more R&B than hip-hop, and should appeal to both black and white audiences.
- "I Play Chicken with the Train" -- Cowboy Troy -- This fun track got a lot of attention because of Cowboy Troy's association with Big & Rich. It also has a rocking guitar part, which holds out appeal for rocks, as well as country and rap folk.