Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 27 May 2020

There is now a K-pop remix of 'Old Town Road' thanks to BTS's RM

K-pop meets country trap, cue the fanfare

RM of BTS has rapped in an official remix of Lil Nas X's Old Town Road. Getty Images 
RM of BTS has rapped in an official remix of Lil Nas X's Old Town Road. Getty ImagesΒ 

There's a new remix of hit-of-the-year Old Town Road, and one of the main verses is helmed by BTS rapper RM, aka Kim Nam-joon.

The remix of the country trap song is under two minutes long, and landed on Lil Nas X's YouTube early on Thursday morning, and at the time of writing it had around 70,000 views on the streaming service, with the figure rising by about 10,000 every five minutes. And, given how loyal BTS's online fan following is, we can expect that to continue to rise quickly:

This is far from the first remix of Lil Nas X's smash hit, which the rapper and singer hilariously acknowledged with this tweet:

Also, the RM memes have already started flooding Twitter, this is one of our favourites:

Old Town Road was initially released in December 2018, and it's believed that its first mega boost in popularity came via TikTok. The single was taken on by Columbia Records only after it became popular, showing just how genuine a viral hit it was.

Other prominent remixes of the catchy tune feature Billy Ray Cyrus (released in April) and Young Thug (released in early July).

Lil Nas X is an absolute master at the art of being self-deprecating and relatable social media, and seems to revel in the many memes his work has spawned, which makes him immensely likeable:

And now we await the Khaleeji remix featuring Hussain Al Jassmi, that would make our month ... Sultan Road?

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Updated: July 25, 2019 11:42 AM

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