Twangout with Bubba Sparxxx 11/13 #CMchat

Join Country Music Chat on Wednesday, November 13 at 11aPT/2pET for a VIDEO CHAT with Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Bubba Sparxxx.   RSVP for the Video Chat here and receive a reminder just before it starts

Also check out his new ALBUM “Pain Management,” available on iTunesAmazon, Google Play, or pick it up at your local Walmart.

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Defining Hick hop/Country RapI’d say it’s a sub-genre of country music, that just as it sounds, blends Country Music and hip hop style rapping.  USA Today recently ran a story explaining the context, “country narratives that add rap’s heavy bass and aggression to storylines about pickup-driving, beer-swillin’, chicken-and-biscuit-eating good ol’ boys.”

My introduction to the genre, without really knowing it came from guys like Cowboy Troy, The Moonshine Bandits and of coarse, Bubba SparxxxBeen a big fan of his stuff from the Country Rap Hick Hop to some of his Hip Hop stuff, especially Booty Booty Booty Everywhere, seriously “Ms New Booty” was my jam, and that song that played every time someone visited my Myspace for about 2 years.

It seems like Country Rap is starting to take over mainstream. With the recent success of Colt Ford and The Lacs along with current “rap style” hits by country mega stars Jason Aldean (Dirt Road Anthem), Toby Keith (Red Solo Cup) and Tim McGraw (Truck Yeah) one would think that this is a new concept.

But you may recall this movement actual began in 2001 with the release of Bubba Sparxxx’s debut album “Dark Days, Bright Nights”

The video for the first single “Ugly” featured Bubba and pals in the mud with pigs, on tractors and performing in front of a house covered with bug lights. If that’s not the epitome of Country, then nothing is.

Fast forward 11 years and you find Bubba re-uniting with his original collaborator  *Shannon “Fat Shan” Houchins*  who has built the successful record label Average Joe’s Entertainment on the foundation of blending musical genres.

“Bubba and I grew up listening to hip-hop and riding in jacked up trucks.”  Houchins says,  _“I was producing mainstream rap and R&B records when Bubs first came to me and said ‘why don’t we combine the music we like with lyrics about the lifestyle we live’.”_

This wake up call led to the creation of the movement.


11/25 #CMchat* Twitterview with JT Hodges 6-7pPT

12/2 Video #CMchat Twangout with Ron & Amy Shirley from Lizard Lick Towing & Guest Host Dee Jay Silver

12/9 #CMchat* Twitterview with Frankie Ballard 6-7pPT

12/16 #CMchat* Twitterview with American Young 6-7pPT

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#CMchat Twitterviews are Mondays from 6-7pPT on Twitter
Google+ Twangout’s are as booked TBA

Author: Jessica Northey

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