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Miley Cyrus Wants to Try Hip-Hop Again Much to the Horror of the Entire Hip-Hop Community

So, the pop princess Miley Cyrus is trying her hand at hip-hop again after leaving it behind over a year ago. All I can say is, no, honey, no. Just no.  Nobody wants to see you go the hip-hop route again.

Miley, you tried that stint with hip-hop, before, remember? And people were NOT here for it. Hip-hop fans everywhere were less than impressed and relieved when you announced that you were done with that genre. People will forgive some youthful indiscretions; after all, you were still relatively fresh off the Disney-train back in 2013 and were in that rebellious phase of celebrating your freedom from the tyranny of The Mouse. Fans will not be so quick to pardon you at this phase in your life and career. Here’s how Miley described her upcoming album:

“Me and Mark [Ronson] have kind of said I think “Mine” is a little heavier than [“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”]. A song that him and I have done together is more rock driven, modern Debbie Harry kind of Joan Jett. Then, we’ve got songs with Mike Will that lean more hip-hop and songs with Andrew Wyatt who’s from Miike Snow so it leans a little bit more pop/alternative. I just have kind of everything.”

It’s not that some artists can’t find success in doing a soft transition to other genres (i.e., Taylor Swift from country music to pop or Katy Perry from Christian music to mainstream pop), but most do not do well with a drastic shift that goes too far out of their area of expertise. Way the hell back in the day when Jessica Simpson was actually famous for her singing, she tried to expand her chops from pop to country. Her album Do You Know was regarded as a complete failure. And does anyone remember when Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion or Snoop Wombat…I don’t know what the fuck he’s calling himself these days) tried to go from rap to reggae? Don’t feel bad, hardly anyone does. Snoop Dogg’s reggae attempt sucked so badly that most of his fans have blocked it from their memories.

No matter how much Snoop Dogg might want to expand into reggae, he’s not a reggae artist, and no one took him seriously when he was doing it. Rap and hip-hop is the area where he’s strongest, and at this point in his career, that’s what he needs to stick with (he has since returned to his original genre).  Miley can’t pull off hip-hop; she just can’t. All she does is look like a poser when she tries it, and it’s going to be worse since she’s out of her rebellious child star phase. She’s not the first pop singer to try to incorporate hip-hop into her music to be more badass, but ultimately, when it comes to genre transition, Miley Cyrus falls into the category of “White Girl Pop-Singers Who Should Know Better.”

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