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Lil Nas X is a vampire and Nas is Morpheus (we think) in their "Rodeo" music video

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After cleaning up at the Grammys and winning a Doritos dance-off against Sam Elliott—look, it was for a Super Bowl commercial“Old Town Road” scribe Lil Nas X is setting his sights on dominating 2020. The latest case in point: His new music video for “Rodeo,” which features a guest spot from his namesake, Nas. Together, the pair are, let’s see here, vampire-zombies trapped in a Jigsaw test from Saw that’s also riddled with The Matrix iconography. Hey, as “Old Town Road” proved, everything sort of smooshes together when you grow up on the internet.

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Check out the latest single, apparently also sponsored by Doritos (and Estée Lauder), below:

We dunno. We’ll probably need to hear Sam Elliott solemnly recite the lyrics before we can make up our minds on this one.

Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He writes the newsletter, (((Echo Chamber))).

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