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A collection of songs that flex the skill of Cowboy Troy. From the verbal martial arts skills of "Tae Kwon Flo" to the hick-hop flavor of "Blackneck Boogie", CBT, (also known as "Hickules")takes the listener on a tour of what "old school" rap was like and updates that style with a "y'all-ternative" style.
About the Artist
Cowboy Troy was born and raised in Texas. Growing up to the tunes of Charlie Daniels and ZZ Top, as well as, Run-DMC, L.L. Cool J and others, CBT combined the different styles of music to make his own. Although he didn't invent "Hick-Hop" music he has definitely taken it to a different place.
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-How many times do I really want to hear the same recycled rhythms over and over?
-How many different ways do I really want to hear, "I'm country AND rap, how original"?
-Do I feel like I have any standards at all when it comes to rap or country, individually?
If your answers to these questions make you think twice, you probably should not be listening to this clown. I call him a clown because he's fun to listen to for about 3 minutes because you just can't stop laughing. If you're a country fan who does not like rap, stay away. This is rap. As much as I hate the term, "Hick Hop" is appropriate; it's just some hick rapping. And if you are a rap fan with ANY standards whatsoever, you will find yourself wondering what the genuine appeal is. If you bought the William Hung album and enjoyed it, you'll probably enjoy this. The only difference is that everyone knew Mr. Hung was a joke, including himself. Cowboy Troy and his fans don't realize that everybody in the music industry is laughing at them, and not without good reason!
In his first single from his new album, he attempts to gain a little bit of credibility by listing his accomplishments, which include that Tim McGraw likes his "hick-hop" and that he went to the CMA's (but didn't win anything). Impressive, right? Are you convinced yet? Did you like Tim McGraw's train wreck of a duet with Nelly? Are you a fool?
Here is my problem from a rap fan's perspective (whether he likes country or not):
(1) Take the absolute worst rhythms from Run DMC and a lot of other old-school rappers (groups that often sounded very good, but often also, missed the mark completely), and loop it. There's your first song. Then change it up just a tiny bit so people can tell it's a different song, and loop it. That's song 2... etc, etc... I played a couple CBT songs for my brother because I knew he'd get a good laugh out of it. The second song started, and about a minute through after he wiped the tears from his eyes, he asked, "Is this still the same song?"
(2) The lyrics! They're never, ever good... NEVER. It is no secret that too may rappers fall into the habit of always rapping about how cool, rich, good at rhyming, and goodlooking they are. Sometimes fans just have to tolerate it as long as the artists come up with clever ways to say it. But here are some sample lyrics from 2 of his songs. Decide for yourself.
"See I'm spicin' up the show just like a jalepeñ-ya, but it's different from the last time I've seen ya."
(to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb) "You can't bust a rhyme like this, rhyme like this, rhyme like this. You can't bust a rhyme like this, come on give in, don't try to resist."
"I've got a Ph.D in the southern attitude and hick-ology."
"...they call me Hick-u-leez, 'cause I'm knockin' down mountains and I'm choppin' down trees. Lyrical blackbelt, now ya know, Some call it tongue-fu, I call it Tae Kwon Flo."
"Check one two one two mic check, you know that I'm here in full effect."
"I got this rhyme goin' into ya ear, with tha funky lyrics that you all want to hear."
As you can see, you'll come away from listening to a few of his songs knowing a hundred reasons why CBT thinks people should like him, but you'll be unable to think of a single reason for yourself. So, if you think that sounds good, go for it. It doesn't get much better but it CAN'T get much worse. My ultimate advice is to listen to a friend's copy or download a few songs. Or if you really MUST buy some country-influenced rap, just listen to Kid Rock or Bubba Sparxxx. Not saying they're good... just better than CBT. Whatever you choose, proceed with caution, and be sure to sample the songs before you buy blindly, if at all possible.
looks like he had to do rap that that only hicks could
enjoy. I guess the beats in show biz beats the pay at
Footlocker. Country and mainstream hip hop are the two
most annoying genres in exsistance. And this CD goes
on the annoying list aswell. I don;t know what is
worse.... the music or the term "Hick-Hop" as it isn't
Sorry, this uncle tom wannabe isn't fooling me.