The song “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus was without a doubt the hit of the summer. That gave us the idea to bring together Matt Lang, winner of the Country Music Award, with FouKi and Claude Bégin of Alaclair Ensemble, winners of the Hip-Hop/Rap Award, all to be presented during the 30th SOCAN Awards Gala in Montréal, on Sept. 22, 2019, at La Tohu. What are their respective accomplishments? What’s their take on “Old Town Road”? Is such a collaboration possible in Québec? What do country and rap have in common, according to them? We asked them all of these questions on the rooftop of SOCAN’s Montréal offices.
Photo by Marie-Michèle Bouchard