Hot Mont has gone Nashville! Recently
unearthed by the HMS2000 are some country demos produced by the "Hot
One" in Music City.
Back in the late 1990s, Hot Mont, along with
countless other musicians, songwriters & producers had become
very discouraged with the hip-hop community's relentless and
blatent sampling of music from other genres. Hot Mont decided
to pull a flip -flop on the hip-hop community.
The idea was to exact
revenge on the hip-hop community's unchecked sampling by
taking some of rap's biggest selling songs & turning them into
traditional country arrangements.
Mont, when asked why he would
put so much effort into such a project, stated "As a tribute to
all of the writers and artists who have been sampled and not
credited, I'd like to demonstrate to the hip-hop world a little
bit of the disrespect
that they've shown toward all legit forms of music...and
in the course of doing so, create an interesting album of
traditional country for an upcoming artist. Of course, all of
the legitimate publishing & licensing laws will be followed".
While visiting his old band
mate Slim Boggins at his floss ranch in Montana in late 1997, Mont discovered an up-and -coming country singer by the name of
Bacons. Said Hot Mont in an interview, "This guy has the
sound of real, traditional country and the modern look that
sells records today...his voice combined with my ingenious idea of
'reverse-hop'.. ..or 'hop-hip' is the ticket". Hot Mont has
become a music industry "Robin Hood" , as you will hear
Listen now to a couple of
clips from the Clay Bacons album in MP3 format:
9-09 update: Country music legend
Red Bovine has re-released the original 2000 Clay Bacon's
songs with a new packaging & promotion campaign. He's also
trying to empty his barn of all those old "Red Bovine
Greatest Hits" 8-tracks that are stacked up in there, by
including them when you buy the "Bowin' Up On Hip-Hop" cd.
No word from "The Hot One" on his position on this