Lightning on the Strings, Thunder on the Mic by Gangstagrass (Featuring T.O.N.E-Z)
- An engaging mix of rap and bluegrass
- Does an excellent job of finding common ground thematically between cowboy and “gangsta” mythologies
- Standout tracks are That’s Right I’m Good, Click Ol’ Gun, and I Go Hard
- Rating: 4 out of 5
One of my musical idiosyncrasies is a love for musical mashups, whether blends of two songs, covers that take a classic into a different direction, or artists who take two musical traditions and weave them together in new ways. After Little Nas X’s “Old Town Road” threw Nashville into convulsions I went looking for more artists combining rap with country influences, and I gotta tell you, Gangstagrass delivers.