Lil Nas X covers Dolly Parton’s famous hit ”Jolene”, but this time the tone is less playful | Hip Hop Corner: French rap, US and culture news

Passing through the BBC Radio Live Lounge, Lil Nas covered the famous song ”Jolene” by Dolly Parton. The performance, which has remained just as interesting as the original, further elevates the artist to the status of an icon.

” Jolene ” yet another cover that convinces

”Jolene” is a mythical tube. And that’s what justifies these numerous covers in solo or by orchestras. Thus, the last cover of this piece dates from 2012. It will be the work of Miley Cyrus. Before her, there had been the White Stripes or the singer June Carter Cash.

On September 21, it is therefore with emotion that ”Jolene” was repeated once again. This time, the interpretation is made by Lil Nas X. The 22-year-old rapper delivered a performance that is matched only by his talent. To this song, he will have printed a sad tone, a good way for him to send a message.

As he will say himself, “I chose this because I feel like this song is a bit beautifully sad. I like little air country, so I thought “let me try that”.

”Jolene” a hit, a fight, two icons

Lil’s rendition of ”Jolene” is no coincidence. Indeed the artist does, in addition to rap, country music. But beyond this aspect, Lil Nas X and Dolly share the same opinions when it comes to the rights of communities, especially LGBTQ.

This LGBT right, Lil has taken it to a revolutionary level today. The artist assumes his sexual orientation without complex. This fight, Dolly had already started it at the beginning of the 90s. Thus, one of her titles ”Family”will be entirely dedicated to this cause.

The “Queen of Country Music” will go further. In the second episode of his new Netflix series ”Two Doors Down”it depicts the story of a secret love between two boys.

For his part, Lil is now campaigning alongside the group The Trevor Project to help LGBT people in difficulty and on the verge of suicide.

Lil Nas and Dolly Parton, together for a collaboration?

A lot of people would like to see Dolly and Lil collaborate on the same song one day. In 2019, the young rapper had already expressed his interest with a tweet. “You all think I can have Dolly Parton and Megan Thee Stallion on a remix of ”Old Town Road”?” he wrote then.

To this tweet, Dolly replied that she was not ready yet. The interpreter of ”Jolene” , now 75, is probably waiting for the right moment. But for now, the hit on which she was invited continues to break records.

Old Town Road” became this September 21, i.e. the same day that Lil was performing ”Jolene”,best-selling single in history. It suddenly becomes the very first “Gold & Platinium” album.

As for ”Jolene”, her story, whether told by Dolly or Lil, remains a timeless hit. Its place in the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” of Rolling Stone magazine is therefore acquired ad vitam aeternam.

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Lil Nas X covers Dolly Parton’s famous hit ”Jolene”, but this time the tone is less playful | Hip Hop Corner: French rap, US and culture news

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