Miley Cyrus recorded a duet with Snoop Lion, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg. You can listen to “Ashtrays Heartbreaks” down below in the Soundcoud window and tell us what you think about the duet down below that in a comment.
The song, produced by Major Lazer and Ariel Rechtshaid, is called “Ashtrays Heartbreaks.” Lazer and Rechtshaid produced the song and the album in Jamaica as Snoop Lion shot a documentary about his evolution as an artist and dad.
Snoop Dogg changed his name to Snoop Lion after a religious transformation. A Rastafarian priest asked him his name. Snoop said, “Snoop Dogg,” and the priest said, “No more. You are the light; you are the lion.”
The song is from Snoop Lion’s soon to be released album, “Reincarnated.” The new album, along with the new name mark a self reinvention of the artist from a gangster rapper into a pop-reggae singer.
“Ashtrays Hearbreaks” was released by Major Lazer on his Soundcloud account. After getting the go ahead to spread the word on Twitter Miley tweeted a link to the song twice and then a photo of herself listening in her car.
Miley fans seem to like it. She’s gotten responses from Twitter followers saying, “It’s perfect,” “amazing as always,” and requests to buy the song on iTunes.
Released four-hours ago, “Ashtrays Heartbreaks” has been played 139,990 times so far.
Snoop Lion followed up Miley’s tweets with in invitation to pre-order the record:
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) April 3, 2013