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Lil Nas X Reveals What John Mayer Said To Make Him Cry

The ‘Holiday’ rapper spent his Thanksgiving becoming a meme courtesy of his reactions to extremely hot wings. …

It seems all the best stories from Complex‘s Hot Ones interview show come from the segment in which host Sean Evans pulls a photo from the guest’s Instagram and prompts the guest to explain it. It’s also probably no coincidence this segment usually comes after the first few wings have lowered the subject’s guard but before those last three tear them apart and reduce them to coughing fits, tears, and pained contortions.

Shortly before Lil Nas X wound up doing all the latter (while struggling to guzzle an entire carton of soy milk, no less), he was asked just what John Mayer once said to him to make him cry as a photo of the two flashed across the screen. “Maybe he said something super inspirational,” Nas answered. “John Mayer’s a super cool dude. He just says cool sh*t.” He elaborates that the two were at Columbia Records CEO Ron Perry’s party once, “And then John Mayer just walks by the pool and says something super cool and walks away. And it made me cry a little bit.”

After that, though, the interview quickly turns toward Nas’s expert use of the internet and memes — right before he manages to turn himself into another one. Unfortunately, he has no one to blame but himself (seriously, watch to end).

Watch Lil Nas’ full interview with Hot Ones above.

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Ashley Puckett Holds Nothing Back on “Tequila”

A woozy, dazed quality emerges on Ashley Puckett’s yearning “Tequila”. From the slide guitar to the gritty storytelling it all works. She manages to make this rather captivating world one that feels doubly refreshing. Everything about her delivery adds to the inherent beauty of the piece. Rhythms go for a looseness ensuring that every single detail gets accentuated with percussion that works on an emotional level. Best of all the riffs have a dreamy disposition for there is this sense of pure longing that defines the work.

She holds nothing back and right from the beginning it has its own sense of purpose. A groove has an unsteadiness to it, perfectly embodying what a lot of tequila might do to a person. This, on top of the lustful glances that she brings into the fray, further adds to the romantic quality of the work. Volume adds to this for the piece virtually works itself into an outright crescendo. Many different parts of the group makes sure to intermingle creating this vast expanse of territory, the kind of thing that feels quite potent. For the final stretch of the mix the song seemingly tapers off, allowing for a gradual letdown of that kinetic energy, with her voice continuing to lead the way all until the very final moments.

“Tequila” has a tenderness to it, for Ashley Puckett makes sure to touch upon the very essence of what it means to truly want.

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Valid and Stretch Money share bouncy single, “Sentimental”

Detroit heavyweights Valid and Stretch Money have shared a bouncy new single called “Sentimental”. With nearly a million streams worldwide, historic collaborations, and songs that have impacted the city of Detroit, solo artists Valid & Stretch Money have joined forces to release “Sentimental”. Executive produced by platinum-credited Grammy Award-winning DJ Head of Shady Records and Grammy-Award- winning engineer Anthony Rizzo. “Sentimental” is sure to turn heads and surprise the core audience of both MCs. Their latest track is an all-out affair of vivid sonics, infectious vocals, and versatile songwriting that blends influences from 80’s electropop, hip-hop and more, making for a joint that provides heavy replay value while keeping things authentic throughout.

“Sentimental” demonstrates much poise and focus in its songwriting, demonstrated throughout catchy rap verses that pair smoothly with a sharply-crafted chorus. Valid, Stretch Money, and Kerr sound natural and effortless atop Cross’ vivid production, as they ride the synth-laden, bouncy beat with ease. “Sentimental” is a track that can suit a wide range of moods and settings, as well as appeal to a broad audience of listeners, and it makes for a diverse and refreshing offering. Take a listen to “Sentimental” below and tap in with these Detroit emcees.

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