Shaboozey: Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going

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Grayson Haver Currin
June 4, 2024
Pitchfork
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In mid-April, after struggling for a decade to find a new intersection between country and hip-hop, Shaboozey released “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” amid the wave of adulation that followed Cowboy Carter, the Black country maypole on which he appeared twice. It seemed like the epitome of a one-hit wonder. A near-universal anthem about despising your job that barely begets survival and drowning in as many rounds as the bartender can summon, it became a near-universal sensation, streaming three million times in 24 hours and charting all around the world.

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Shaboozey a black man sitting on a vintage suitcase and leaning on a guitar, wearing a dark blue jacket with white and gold embroidery, in front of a warm, textured brown background.
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