RYAN ADAMS GOES HIP HOP!

The alt.country king tries his hand at rapping

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Ryan Adams has streamed a new track online at Ryan-Adams.com called “Look Who’s Got A Website” – and it marks yet another surprising new musical direction for the ever-changing Americana singer-songwriter.

The track sees Adams trying his hand at rapping in a similar style to Beck. Sounding also a bit like The Beastie Boys, Adams gives shout-outs to New York, Kevin Costner and witches.

He also takes the opportunity to rap about his recent albums and the critical maulings and low sales they’ve suffered: “Two and a half star… My record went balsa wood… basically he’s alternative country but crappy.”

The website has been revamped in a garish ‘80s retro-galactic style – with a Cardinals Radio flight deck to ensure safe passage through a moving cartoon galaxy.

Hidden gems on the site include a Space Invaders-style game, while hitting random buttons reveals links to New York weather, Google Earth and geometric visual puzzles.

It’s all guaranteed to make your eyes hurt.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, Adams is set to play London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday (September 30) – however, it’s unclear whether or not he will be on a hip hop tip.

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