Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The close ties between rap and country music

There is a lot in common between the lyrics of Reba McEntire's 1990 song "Fancy" and Eminem's "Lose Yourself."

She says, "She said here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down."

He says, "You only get one shot...this opportunity comes once in a lifetime."

Sure, there's the clear generation and gender gaps. He lives in a mobile home. She lives in a rickety shack. He's broke. She's poor. He wants to be made king. She charms a king.

Perhaps this isn't such a crazy idea: hick hop.

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