Oh My Miercoles: Country Music, Cowboy Troy and Spanish Raps.
So, I don’t know if this landed on anyone else’s radar, but there was this really weird moment in the early 2000’s when country artists were kind of trying out this whole rapping thing. It wasn’t like they would rap the whole song, but they would insert breaks that involved some rappage. Entonces, one of the artists that was trying really, really, really, reaaaaally hard to make this happen was none other than Cowboy Troy, mostly known for his work with rock-ish country duo Big & Rich.
Apparently, for Cowboy Troy, adding rap into his country music tunes wasn’t shaking it up enough. Nope, he had to go “loco” and throw in some rhymes in español. Yep, there is a big ole rapping cowboy out there slinging lyrics in Spanish. It actually happened. I don’t know why it happened, but it did. In case you’re wondering, no, it doesn’t sound good. Cowboy Troy is from Texas, and it sounds like his forays into speaking Spanish go about as far as ordering enchiladas at On The Border.
I’m sure you’ll have no problem joining me as I roll my eyes, and give this a big “Oh My Miercoles!“. You can listen below (skip to minute 3:00 to hear what I’m talking about).
Cowboy Troy’s Spanish Rap in Big & Rich’s “Rollin’“.