Tonight we take a trip into the weird musical universe where Cowboy Troy exists. If you’re not familiar with the act that is Cowboy Troy, he helped pioneer the bizarre and unnecessary genre “hick hop” or country rap. Bravely breaking down evident racial lines, Cowboy Troy was destined to be remembered alongside other legendary musicians to leap over prejudice and racial divide like Charley Pride, Kid Rock, Vanilla Ice, Prince, and Elvis. However, the second he hit the studio, that dream was crushed. We discuss his career work and his standing legacy amongst the world’s worst music.
Voices: J. Wyrick, S. Bennett, C. Allred, the Dirty Deacon, and guest Clint Carroll of Whatcha Gonna Do? Podcast.
Intro music contains elements of M.Barnacle’s “Erase That” (used with permission), a man rapping in a Wal-Mart parking lot, the Fat Boys, Kid Koala, Johnny Adams, Biggie Smalls coughing up something nasty, Larry and Tommy. Arranged by TSOM’s Jeff.
4:00: “Hook ‘Em Horns” (Raybaw, 2006)
10:00: “Bus Driver” (CTMC, 2010)
16:50: “Don’t Drive Crunk” (CTMC, 2009)
24:53: “Buzzed Up” (Warner Bros, 2014)