Monday, September 30, 2013
Miley Cyrus twerks to Dancehall
Yes its true. Anyone who has been following ex Hanna Montana star Miley Cyrus new music career should not be surprised by her MTV twerking performance. A good piece of PR for Miley we may add, now particularity white women worldwide are now aware of this dance phenomenon called "twerking". Anyway that's another story.
However Miley's career has fast forwarded from cute Disney friendly material to edgy pop and hip hop music seen on her new album. What struck us is Miley's influences reflected in her new musical direction is definitely a page from reggae and dancehall. Case in point this hit song," we cant Stop" note the line at 1:12 and 2:21 time mark "We run tings, tings dont run we" . Miss Cyrus has been listening to her reggae music.....maaad.
The line somehow now part of anerican cultural lexicon has its origin in Jamaican slang and parlance, proof positive harken back to 1998 and the hit song of the same name by Flourogon, "We run tings" Case closed. Even listen how Miley sings it and you will hear the Jamaican intonation in the lytric.