Young Thug & Mason Ramsey Riding on ‘Old Town Road’ Has Us Thinking About Other Unlikely Hit Collabs
Rapper Young Thug and 12-year-old yodeling phenomenon Mason Ramsey might be the least-likely duo to ever appear on a song together, but it’s 2019, and anything goes this year. The pair recently joined forces on a new version of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which already boasted another left-field feature on an earlier smash remix: Billy Ray Cyrus.
In light of the Young Thug/Ramsey team-up, the Pop Shop Podcast takes a look at some notable unlikely hit collaborations of the past — from David Bowie and Bing Crosby on “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” to Mariah Carey and Ol’ Dirty Bastard on “Fantasy” and beyond. (Listen to the show below.)
In addition, the Pop Shop team of Keith and Katie dive into a discussion about two recent epic pop concerts they attended: Kylie Minogue at Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, respectively.
The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard‘s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard‘s senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)