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article imageThe Bellamy Brothers credited for the emergence of 'country rap'

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 30, 2014 in Music
Hit country duo, The Bellamy Brothers, have been credited for the emergency of country rap, according to Rolling Stone Country.
Bellamy Brothers is comprised of David and Howard Bellamy, and that aforementioned article indicates that they may have instituted today's popular "country rap" or "hick-hop." It all started 27 years ago when they released their single "Country Rap," hence the chain of events that followed.
Howard Bellamy remarked in a press statement, "I'm not sure if they're giving us the credit or the blame but we did record 'Country Rap' in 1987. I guess we were ahead of our time by 27 years."
In the Rolling Stone Country article, their single "Country Rap," which they co-wrote, was listed as the first event that sparked the evolution of "hick-hop."
"We were bro-country when bro-country wasn't cool," David Bellamy stated in the press release. "But now I think we may be eating crow. In our new music video, 'Boobs,' we take a jab at country rappers. Oops."
As Digital Journal previously reported, The Bellamy Brothers were also the first country act to tour in Sri Lanka and India.
In May of 2014, they also released a controversial music video.
Their career in the genre, has spanned approximately four decades and they have charted 15 No. 1 hits on the country music charts.
To learn more about country duo The Bellamy Brothers, visit their official website.
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