Ryan Adams goes hip hop

The alt-country king tries his hand at rapping

Ryan Adams has gone in a surprising new musical direction – by trying his hand at rap.

The alt-country star has streamed a new track ’Look Who’s Got A Website’ on Ryan-Adams.com which features him rapping.

Sounding like a cross between Beck and Beastie Boys, Adams gives shout outs to New York, Kevin Costner and witches.

In the track, Adams raps about artists who attempt to replicate his sound:

“I could destroy galaxies of alternative country wannabees/With a bottle of whiskey.”

He also raps about the critical maulings and low sales of his recent albums have got:

“Two and a half star… My record went bulsar wood… bascially he’s alternative country but crappy.”

Meanwhile Adams is set to play London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday (September 30) – however, it’s unclear whether or not he will be busting out the rhymes.