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45 Hay-Ya! Moments in Rap and Country’s Uncomfortable History

We got a funky new tune with a fly banjo

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // April 30, 2013

The shotgun marriage between rap and country didn’t start with “Accidental Racist.” In fact, the two genres have been doing an awkward square dance almost as long as they’ve been around. Take a look back at these 45 moments that range from “Yee-haw!” to “Yeesh!” It’s bigger than hick-hop.