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Country-rap is the fusion of country music with hip hop music. Perhaps to avoid the unfortunate abbreviation "c-rap," the style is known by several other names, such as "hick hop," "hill hop," "hip hopry," and "country hip hop". Cowboy Troy is the best-known performer known primarily as a country-rap artist.

Artists known primarily as rappers with noted country influences include Bubba Sparxxx (especially since his second album, Deliverance) and Buck 65, and the country-rap label can also include country-influenced rap rock artists such as Kid Rock and Everlast.

Other examples of country-rap include:

  • "Country Rock & Rap", 1982 single by the Disco Four.
  • "Country Rap", 1987 single and album by the Bellamy Brothers.
  • '"Hillbilly Rap,'" 1996 album track by Neal McCoy. The lyrics to "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" (The Beverly Hillbillies theme song) performed in the style of Tone Loc.
  • "Wayfarin Stranger", 1997 track by Spearhead

and more recently, artists that perform exclusively country rap, rather than just one song in their repertoire

  • Battlestar America
  • Kuntry Killaz
  • Chance (like Cowboy Troy, a member of the MuzikMafia).
  • Eminemmylou (a cross between Eminem and Emmylou Harris).
  • Cadillac Zack

Music sample

  • I Play Chicken With The Train (sample)
    • Short sample of I Play Chicken With The Train, by Cowboy Troy, ft. Big and Rich. This is one of the best-known singles to emerge from the country-rap style, and illustrates the combination of hip hop techniques with more country-associated instruments.

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