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Lil Nas X : Unlikely Cowboy

Roxane Schlumberger

Lil Nas X : Unlikely Cowboy (2022)

Directed by Roxane Schlumberger
Not Rated / Documentary / 42 minutes

Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and songwriter. He rose to fame with the release of his country rap single “Old Town Road”, which went viral on social media in 2019, before climbing music charts internationally and becoming the song of the year. Lil Nas X is now is one of the most visible queer black male singers and one of the biggest rappers in the world who places his sexuality front and centre in his music. And it’s groundbreaking. He has carved his way to fame through the unapologetic celebration of his queer identity. In the history of music, artists like Lil Nas were the exception. Now, he is the rule. His upbringing was tough, but it shaped him as a person and artist. He is the biggest reveal of his generation. This is Lil Nas X’s wild ride to fame as an unlikely cowboy.

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