5 Things We Learned From Buck 22 & Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart 2′ Video
Hip-hop and Billy Ray Cyrus? Yes, you read that right. The country star joins forces with rapper Buck 22 to release a visual remake of the 1992 hit, ‘Achy Breaky Heart.’ The song features references to his daughter Miley Cyrus and the video has loads of twerking, scantily-clad women, hookah and a trip to outer space.
Who is rapper Buck 22? Is this all happening in a submarine? Did she just blow smoke into Papa Cyrus’ face? Is that duck tape covering the women’s breasts?
It turns out Buck 22 is the son of famed singer Dionne Warwick, who is also Whitney Houston‘s cousin. The rapper has worked with a long list of artists that include Mya, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The last line of his bio reads ”Now, Buck is expressing himself through music like he has never done before.’ Um, you got that right.
The list of questions generated by the 3-minute clip are endless, but we learned so much in the process. Check out the 5 Things We Learned From Buck 22 & Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart 2′ Video.
The Cyrus' Really Embrace Hip-Hop
If you thought only Miley Cyrus was a hip-hop fanatic, you were wrong. Look how happy Billy is in this video. It really does open the doors for all our dads to stop by our college hip-hop kegger parties. Miley catapulted a new stage of her career by embracing hip-hop with the help of producer's like Mike WiLL Made It. Will Billy be next to put out more rap-centered songs? Only time will tell.
The Hookah Craze Is Still Going
A couple of years ago the hookah began to appear everywhere. It caught on so much that the clubs figured out a way to gloriously place those suckers on tables. Bottles were handled with sparklers. But the hookahs? Those bad boys were handled the way Rafiki handled a newborn Simba in 'The Lion King.' Joe Budden and Drake are fans of the smoky experience -- just take a look at their Instagram pages. Hopefully space really is the final frontier for these bejeweled bongs.
Larry King Is a New Hip-Hop Ambassador
CNN's Larry King has been stacking up the hip-hop interviews during the past year. In 2013, he interviewed Nelly, Wiz Khalifa, T.I., 50 Cent, Snoop Lion and Game. In one of the interviews, you can hear him ask Wiz, "Hip-hop is new to me, so how would you define it?" But he seems to be getting familiar with the genre all on his own, helping out Buck 22 with this ditty. It's only a matter of time before Larry's voice will be laid out on a couple of rap album interludes. You heard it here first.
'The Rachel' Haircut Is Still Popular
Video Vixens Move Into Country Territory
The video vixens in 'Achy Breaky Heart 2' are wearing barely anything at all -- just look at all that skin and duct tape -- but with Billy Ray Cyrus on the hip-hop wagon now, there could be a new set of ladies in the Nashville circuit. They might just have more options to rock some jean cut-offs, cowboy hats and huge-ass belt buckles. Now they can add square dancing to the twerking repertoire. Seriously, the doors are opening for these girls. Thank you, Buck 22 and Billy.