Snoop Lion teams up with Miley Cyrus on “Ashtrays And Heartbreaks.”
Years from now, pop/hip-hop historians will reference 2013 as the year Miley Cyrus befriended EVERY working rapper in the game. She’s already photobombed Juicy J, French Montana, and Wiz Khalifa, worked with Pharrell and Tyler, The Creator in the studio, and danced onscreen with Lil Kim and Tiffany Foxx. Now, the pop megastar is finally appearing on a bona fide hip-hop track, and there’s no better place to start than with the D-O-G-G (or rather, L-I-O-N) — aka the recently enlightened Snoop Lion. On “Ashtrays And Heartbreaks,” a breezy, summer-ready track from Snoop’s forthcoming album Reincarnated, we finally get to hear Miley break off a little something on her rap ISH.
Listen to Snoop Lion featuring Miley Cyrus’ “Ashtrays And Heartbreaks” after the jump.
On the reggae-tinged collabo produced by Major Lazer and Ariel Rechtshaid, Snoop and Miley trade verses about letting go and living in the moment. “Tonight there’s gonna be a whole lotta smoke in the air/ Blow it hard for the ones who ain’t here,” Snoop smoothly dedicates while Miley emotionally unloads, “Now my buzz is gone and I need to re-up on reality/ Can’t let them see me weak/ I need to pause on it/ Is there any possibility that everyone feels like me?”
OK, we have to gush: We are SO glad to hear Snoop and Miley collabo, and we hope it opens a WORLD of possibilities for her upcoming album. We know there are still some die-hard “Party In The U.S.A.” fans out there, but heck, if Drake can overcome “Degrassi” to become the hottest rapper in the game, Miley can become trill too.
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