Fans consume music like popcorn, but unlike the mindless consumption of a salty snack, there’s an expectation that the work from our favorite musicians to be high caliber and better than the last record. It’s a big ask and it’s no surprise artists resist it when they can.
K-pop is taking over the world with its diverse array of music, dance, and visuals. Perhaps one of the biggest appeal factors is the way some groups have created their own intricate fictional universes to back up their discography.
After the success and controversy of multi-genre music artist Lil Nas X’s extremely popular country hit “Old Town Road,” we thought it’d be a good time to take a look back down memory lane at the black creators and innovators that are so often forgotten in country music.