State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Molly Cyrus

After an inexplicable VMA performance, Miley Cyrus has given the world something more to talk about. Three days ago the music video was released for Mike WILL Made It’s song, “23”, featuring Cyrus, Juicy J, and Wiz Khalifa. The beat producer turned rapper from Atlanta released the single on September 10, 2013. Mike WILL produced “We Can’t Stop” for Cyrus. While working on the song together, he was looking for a female artist to record a verse for “23.” Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J had already recorded their versus on the track but Mike WILL felt the track needed a female rapper. On the song, Cyrus raps (or tries to…) about Air Jordans and recreational drug use. Cyrus’s openness about smoking weed, popping Molly, and partying has rubbed many parents whose children used to watch her on Hannah Montana the wrong way. Some argue that it is only the fate of childhood stars, others say Miley’s outrageous behavior is just a publicity stunt. Despite the song reaching number 70 today on the Billboard Hot 100, it is safe to say that Mike WILL Made It has lost a lot of credibility in the hip-hop community. Did the producer of some of the greatest hip-hop hits of the year, such as “Mercy”, “No Lie”, and “Bandz A Make Her Dance” set his album release up for failure? Do you think his new music video is offensive to the greatest basketball player of all time? For those of you who haven’t seen it, check it out. Hashtag, Molly Cyrus.