Five years ago, it would be unthinkable to suggest gangsta rap icon Snoop Dogg and Disney queen Miley Cyrus would be collaborating on a reggae track about toking up. But after the former's spiritual reinvention and the latter's rebirth as… whatever the hell she is now, it seems anything is possible.
Enter "Ashtrays & Heartbreaks," a Diplo-produced duet between the two about "a lotta smoke in the air [we're] blowing out for those who aren't there." With an easy-going beat, spacey production and even a little U2-esque guitar in the background, the latest Reincarnated track is an unexpectedly solid collaboration.
Instead of being the total embarrassment many expected, it actually portends an interesting sonic direction for Miley & the Lion, both of which are in the process of re-hauling their image as more mature artists.
Listen above and see what you think.