Shaboozey talks genre-blending "A Bar Song (Tipsy)" + being a fan of Post Malone

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After a couple of months on the Mediabase Country chart, Shaboozey's "A Bar Song (Tipsy)" is finally in the top five, and its steady ascension continues. Meanwhile, it's just hit #1 on Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 chart. Not bad for a country song that came out of Shaboozey's desire to rework a hip-hop tune he'd heard as a kid.

"I had just been wanting to flip an early 2000s song because that's kind of the stuff that I saw on TV ... a lot of just 2000s R&B and hip-hop," he tells ABC Audio. He chose "Tipsy," the 2004 debut single by rapper J-Kwon.

"It's cool to take something that I grew up on and bring it into this space that I'm currently in and currently just such a fan of," he says. "And it was cool to bring those worlds together so seamlessly."

While "A Bar Song" is definitely part of a lot of fans' summer playlists, Shaboozey says his personal one is stacked with the music of another artist who's an expert at mixing genres.

"Oh, man. My boy Post [Malone]. Yeah. Love Posty," Shaboozey said when asked who's soundtracking his summer. "...[M]an, it's going to be a Post summer. He's dropping [his album], so it might be a loaded playlist of just Posty smashes!" (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

Posty's debut country album, F-1 Trillion, featuring "I Had Some Help" with Morgan Wallen and "Pour Me a Drink" with Blake Shelton, comes out August 16.

You can find "A Bar Song (Tipsy)" on Shaboozey's latest record, Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going, out now.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 6:00AM by Stephen Hubbard, Andrea Dresdale and Jeremy Chua Permalink