Billy Ray Cyrus Appears in Video for Hip-Hop Version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ [NSFW]
The rumors regarding a hip-hop version of Billy Ray Cyrus' biggest song, 'Achy Breaky Heart,' are true! A hip-hop version of the 1992 hit has been released by rapper Buck 22, with Cyrus appearing in the song's video.
"I asked [Billy Ray Cyrus] if he would mind if I could take a crack at remaking 'Achy Breaky Heart', and he looked at me for a moment and said, 'Lots of people have tried already, but go for it,'" Buck 22 says (quote via Rolling Stone). "He didn't have a clue that I had already gone into the lab and cooked up a demo of what I thought would be a fun EDM/hip-hop-styled version, which at the time only had a sample from the original of his voice. He liked what he heard and, weeks later, arrived at the session to record this track."
The video begins with talk show host Larry King warning that there has been an "unidentified flying object seen transcending over Europe," with the rapper adding, "It happened 'cause I happened to meet up with Billy Cyrus."
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King was the first one to break the news of the new version last month, in a tweet to his more than a million followers. “Just spoke with @billyraycyrus on the phone -- he’s recorded a hip-hop version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ -- he’s excited about it & so am I!” he revealed at the time.
'Achy Breaky Heart' appeared on Cyrus' debut album, 'Some Gave All', which has sold more than 9 million copies. The song became a worldwide hit, and stayed at the top of the Billboard Country Singles chart for five weeks.
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