The popularity of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has propagated throughout every age bracket, socioeconomic level, race and more. As a certified banger, the song is having real life consequences for residents of a city in New Hampshire, where the real Old Town Road is causing serious trouble.
According to reports, aspiring rappers had been heading to the strip and filming amateur rap films or covers to the Columbia Records-released track, and disturbing residents. At one point, it got so bad that the New Hampshire police department posted a notice on its Facebook: “Attention aspiring local rappers. Please stop taking your horses down to our Old Town Road. This quiet neighborhood off Troy Road is not a suitable filming location for your amateur rap videos. For our older followers, please disregard this pop culture reference and continue your equestrian activities as usual.”
There is definitely some humor in the situation, and it’s hard not to get a chuckle or two out of it, but for the residents on Old Town Rd., this is a very real issue. Watch the video which started the whole craze here.