Lil Nas X Performs Acoustic Version of "Old Town Road" on John Mayer's Talk Show 'Current Mood'

The singer-songwriter even praised the song’s flawless execution.

By
Music
7,622 Hypes 8 Comments

Lil Nas X was the special guest on the latest episode of John Mayer’s Instagram Live talk show Current Mood, performing an acoustic rendition of his viral hit “Old Town Road.”

Accompanied by two guitars and a cajón, the Atlanta rapper lent his vocals for Billy Ray Cyrus’ part of the remix. Mayer commended Nas X and the track’s arrangement, saying, “They say a great song is evidence by being able to play it on just a guitar. That proves the song is great.”

Prior to the performance, the two entertained the nearly 10,000 viewers with a quick game called “Who Dat?” where they would guess famous personalities from their time. Mayer and Nas X were quizzed on musicians, entertainers and even pop culture references mostly known to people belonging to either the late Gen X or Gen Z groups. After leaving the singer-songwriter’s house, Nas X proceeded to comment on the livestream that he had stolen something from Mayer’s property, prompting him and the crew to erupt in laughter.

Watch the full performance above.

In related news, Lil Nas X is still king of the Billboard Hot 100 five weeks running.

Read Full Article
Image Credit
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

335 Users Online

What to Read Next

Take a Closer Look at Neymar Jr.'s Nike Shox R4 Sneakers
Footwear

Take a Closer Look at Neymar Jr.'s Nike Shox R4 Sneakers

Images of the pair have surfaced on Instagram.

Uber & Lyft Drivers Are Planning a Nationwide Strike to Disrupt Morning Commutes
Tech

Uber & Lyft Drivers Are Planning a Nationwide Strike to Disrupt Morning Commutes

Find out if you will be affected.

Ari Lennox Melds Motown-Era Soul With Modern R&B on 'Shea Butter Baby'
Music

Ari Lennox Melds Motown-Era Soul With Modern R&B on 'Shea Butter Baby'

The Dreamville artist’s debut album is out now.


Polaroid Originals’ Gives Its OneStep 2 Camera a 'Stranger Things' "Upside Down" Makeover
Tech

Polaroid Originals’ Gives Its OneStep 2 Camera a 'Stranger Things' "Upside Down" Makeover

Equipped with “paranormal flash technology.”

Lamborghini Finds 'The Italian Job's Miura and Restored It
Automotive

Lamborghini Finds 'The Italian Job's Miura and Restored It

Although the seats are now white instead of black.

"MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" Exhibition in Hong Kong to Display Over 60 Pieces
Arts

"MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" Exhibition in Hong Kong to Display Over 60 Pieces

Including the 4.5-meter-high sculpture “The Birth Cry of a Universe.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.