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Saturday, September 04, 2021

Lil Nas X's new song continues to dominate cultural conversations

08/28/2021 08:14:33 PM

After the #MonteroMakeUpChallenge has gained massive traction, Lil Nas X continues to dominate cultural conversations with the equally controversial new song Industry Baby

Featuring fellow rapper and hitmaker Jack Harlow, this track steadily climbs on various streaming charts in the country. It is currently making waves on mainstream radio in Metro Manila and beyond.

#MonteroMakeupChallenge was born out of the collective brains of Sony Music Philippines and Drag Playhouse PH to pay tribute to Lil Nax X's song inclusive and overt queer iconography.

"Industry Baby" features production by Take a Daytrip and Kanye West and touches on Nas finding his confidence and proving wrong to anyone who ever doubted his staying power. The song is the latest release from the highly anticipated upcoming album Montero via Columbia Records and Sony Music. 

Controversial music video

Directed by Christian Breslauer, the music video for Industry Baby was based on Lil Nas X's prison tales and breaking free with a bit of help from fellow inmate Jack Harlow. 

"Bail X-Fund" Project

Aside from the controversial music video, Lil Nas X also said he would join forces with The Bail Project, a national nonprofit organization on a mission to end cash bail, one of the key drivers of mass incarceration and structural racism in the U.S. criminal legal system. 

This artist hopes "Bail X Fund"  would encourage other colleagues to join him and The Bail Project in the fight to end cash bail. Lil Nas X himself has made a starting donation, Jack Harlow is jumping in to help, and fans are invited to donate. All donations go directly into The Bail Project's national revolving bail fund to pay people's bails. 

To date, The Bail Project has posted over $47M in free bail assistance for over 17,000 low-income people across the country. They also provide post-release support through court reminders, free transportation, and voluntary referrals for housing, substance use treatment, and other services based on a person's needs. 

Lil Nas X says this isn't just theoretical for him. "It's personal. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family. And I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans and the LGBTQ community. Let's bring people home & let's fight for freedom and equality." 

For more information and to donate to the Bail X Fund, please visit

Author: slickmaster | © 2021 The SlickMaster's Files

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