View photos of Blanco Brown‘s halftime performance during the Panthers Thursday night game against Tampa Bay at Bank of America Stadium. Trolled hard, and your making git up” challenge videos. There’s your proof. NEW YORK (AP) — The Git Up Challenge” is coming to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, courtesy of Blanco Brown.
Blanco Brown is the first country artist to top the Emerging Artists chart in over a year. Previously, Jordan Davis hit No. 1 on that chart in April of 2018.
Bennie Amey III, better known by his stage name Blanco Brown is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who has produced for Fergie , 2 Chainz , and many others.
Forget the Mediabase Top 30. The best Blanco Brown could manage this week at radio was #56. It wasn’t even sent to radio until last week, after it had already spent a at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart—one of the many signifiers about both the idiocy and malfeasance behind this song.
ATHENS, Ga. — Blanco Brown, whose debut single “The Git Up” reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, will perform during Georgia Basketball’s “Stegemania” presented by Bojangles’ next Friday, Oct. 11 at Stegeman Coliseum.
Not purely off ABH, he had top ten hits in songs like Somebody New, Words by Heart, Busy Man, and Could’ve Been Me. Also Wherm I gonna live is great. They were hits and Billy Ray was huge. It is ignorant to state that Billy Ray wasn’t wildly popular in the early to kid 90s. Obviously over the years he no longer maintains the status that Garth, Shania, Alan, and Tim has, which I think was your point and I agree with you there. My point was he was a big name in the 90s, and deserves some credit. I do agree with you when you say his country music legacy is nonexistent and his legacy is basically Hannah Montana and meme culture.
But rap also owes some of its survival and current mainstream popularity to outright cultural appropriation. In 1986, hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC teamed with white rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to record a remake of Aerosmith’s 1975 shuffle, Walk This Way” At the time, Aerosmith was all but washed-up and struggling to remain relevant. The Run-DMC collaboration changed all that, rocketing to No. 4 on the pop charts. Walk This Way” not only rescued Aerosmith, it thrust Run-DMC into the pop music major leagues and helped broaden hip-hop’s popularity among white people.
God, Busch Light is gross RD. I preferred Bud Ice during my trailer trash days. And a night like that would be right up Blanco Brown’s alley. And has actually worked with country artists such as Kane Brown, Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson and others….
Brown’s single fuses elements of country with elements of rap and hip-hop, creating what the artist describes, according to Complex , as something similar to “trailer trap,” with influences taken from both OutKast and Johnny Cash , among other artists. Sound familiar? The jump in popularity for “The Git Up” is similar to that of Lil Nas X ‘s mega-hit “Old Town Road,” a song that also fuses genres and got a hefty boost from a viral TikTok challenge.
Blanco Brown, the mastermind behind the viral sensation The G it Up ” today announces his debut full-length album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, will be released October 11 and is available today for pre-order digitally via BBR Music Group. Inspired by his youth growing up in Atlanta during the school year and rural Georgia during the summers, the album title is a tribute to his split-location upbringing that taught him the value of diversity and uniting people, things and sounds, which ultimately lead to the creation of TrailerTrap, a new genre that fuses hip hop beats with 808’s and traditional Country music.
The world got its first taste of Blanco’s work as an artist with the global smash, The Git Up,” which claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart , for 12 weeks (the longest reign since the chart’s creation). The track, which Rolling Stone said is one exciting glimpse at a possible future path for country, soul and the considerable space where the two overlap,” went viral after a social video of Blanco performing the dance caught the world’s attention and spawned nearly 3 billion views and millions of user-generated videos using #TheGitUpChallenge.
At the end of The Git Up,” Brown raps, a few times, That was not so bad, was it?” — a slyly pointed coda aimed at skeptical insiders who might be leery of a country-rap song, or a viral dance craze, or a black performer in the country music industry. Or maybe it’s just a metaphorical arm around the shoulder — an act not of defiance, but reassurance.
But unlike Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X, Brown’s song has not been removed from Billboard’s country charts. He said he wasn’t concerned about anyone saying it wasn’t country enough.
The song, which is No. 16 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart, became viral similar to Old Town Road” on the social media app TikTok, where people have recreated Brown’s dance moves or added their own dances and tagged it to #TheGitUpChallenge.
It felt so fine and I was like, ‘People got to dance to this,’” Brown said. Blanco released the song way back in April, and it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in early July.
Brown kept working on his combination of hip-hop and country, which he likes to call trailer trap,” while also songwriting and working as a vocal producer for Grammy-winning acts like Fergie and Monica.
Beyond “The Git Up,” Brown released his self-titled debut EP on BMG’s BBR Music Group imprint, and from his CMA Fest presence and Spotify support, seems to have the music-industry infrastructure in place to turn his viral success into a big breakout summer.
Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “trailer trap.” It’s a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own — which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast. His debut EP, Blanco Brown, showcases the full range of its creator, who juggles multiple roles as the project’s songwriter, producer, vocalist, visionary, and multi-instrumentalist.
Blanco Brown performs during Day One of the 2019 CMA Music Festival at Ascend Amphitheater on June 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. Brown’s The Git Up” made headlines recently after it topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
This album represents everything I stand for and all of the different entities of my life,” Brown says. For a long time, I was anxious about releasing my own music. I often wondered what the outcome would be and if people would accept my sound, culture, music and the TrailerTrap lifestyle, but I’m finally ready to be my own narrator. I credit my friends, fans and family for rooting me on, giving me the confidence I lacked and propelling me to this moment.
Loba then asked Brown to play a label showcase the following night in the Hollywood Hills. Unsure how his staff would react, as some are staunch country traditionalists,” Loba says the traditionalists became Brown’s biggest champions. They can hear that honesty and that grit of Johnny Cash in it. So we quickly got the deal done and have been waiting and preparing and getting it just right,” Loba says.
Brown dubs this not-new, but certainly now-poppin’ intersection of country and hip-hop trailer trap.” And according to Noisey , the sheer popularity of the song on social media has propelled it to more than three million streams on Spotify as of last week—without any support from radio.
Loba: I honestly felt like we had to build a domestic story before we could really engage the other territories. But with this success, we haven’t had to wait for that build. Instead of doing domestic US and then the world, everything is happening together. Also, usually you would build a story or a brand in the country space, and if it had a chance to work in other genres, then you take that story to the other genres. With this record, those other genres are already coming to us. They’re already jumping on board. But Blanco’s intention has always been to live in the country music space.
It will be interesting to see how this new subgenre of country music is received, especially after the controversy and phenomenon that happened with Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X Watch the video above and tag us in your version of ‘The Git Up’.