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August 11, 2023
Watch: Unsigned artist dominates social media with this passionate ode to middle American struggles
When people talk about X (formally known as Twitter), they tend to use the word "godforsaken" as a descriptor. The app isn't all sh*tposting, trolling, and spreading lies about the presidential candidate you don't like. Occasionally, you find someone like Virginia native Oliver Anthony. His powerful "Rich Men North of Richmond" has so enamored the Normie-American part of X, no doubt corporate journalismers have been dispatched to find a mean thing he wrote as a Facebook comment ten years ago. Or worse... a meme he liked.
He was first discovered by "radiowv" on YouTube, who said of Anthony, "When I first came across Oliver Anthony and his music, I was blown away, to say the least." And out of all Anthony's songs, "Rich Men of North Richmond" cut the deepest. Not sure who the rich men north of Richmond are, but I can make an educated guess.
I wish politicians would look out for miners, and not just minors on an island somewhere,
Lord, we got folks in the street, ain't nothing to eat,
And the obese milking welfare,
Well God if you're 5 foot 3 and you're 300 pounds,
Taxes ought not to pay for your bags of fudge rounds,
Young men are putting themselves six feet in the ground,
Cause all this damn country does is keep on kicking them down...
The song blew up in such a rapid fashion, Oliver wasn't even on Twitter when it happened. He talked to Jason Howerton about where the song came from:
"Oliver was struggling with mental health and coping with alcohol. In depths of despair, just about a month ago, Oliver got to his knees and broke down in tears. Though he wasn't a religious man, that night he promised God to get sober if he helped him follow his dream. Oliver was about 30 days sober when someone reached out and asked him to come record a song for his YouTube channel. That song was 'Rich Men North of Richmond.'"
It's rare, but on occasion, social media can be used for good. "Rich Men North of Richmond" and all of Oliver Anthony's other songs are available on all streaming platforms.
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