How Hip-Hop Stole Country Music: The Arrival of the Mono-Genre

How Hip-Hop Stole Country Music: The Arrival of the Mono-Genre

All of a sudden hip-hop influences are dominating the top of the country music charts, asserting just as much influence, if not more than indigenous country influences, with a bevy of new country rap tunes from numerous artists ready to be released, and mainstream artists lining up to try and be a part of the trend. How did country music get here?