59 Moments in Rap and Country's Uncomfortable History

Back in 2013, SPIN published an exhaustive history of the relationship between rap and country music. It was the time of "Accidental Racist," when a country star (Brad Paisley) and old rapper (LL Cool J) coming together to talk about the state of prejudice in the American south was momentarily the hottest topic in pop culture-either because you found it productive, ridiculous, offensive, or some combination of the three.