The Twerking Mixtape That Could Have Saved Miley Cyrus

Billy Johnson, Jr.
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Had Billy Ray Cyrus been a bigger fan of hip hop, some of his daughter's twerking shenanigans could have been curtailed.

For this segment of The Aftermath, the best music discussion on the 'net, HipHopDX editor Omar Burgess sits in for our discussion of Miley Cyrus's road to twerking as told though rap songs.

The first song on the mixtape is Game's "California Dream," a track that celebrates the birth of the Compton's rapper's first daughter, an emotion we are sure Billy Ray can relate to. "He thought having sons was a big deal but it wasn't until he had a daughter that it really hit him," Soren said in the webisode.

But at some point, Billy Ray's precious "Hannah Montana" star wanted to abandon her Disney princess image, even incorporating a stripper pole-like prop into her performance on the 2009 Kids Choice Awards, a move that had too much in common with the Ying Yang Twins's 2000 debut hit "Whistle While You Twurk."

Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus's Twerk Mixtape
The Game "California Dream"
Ying Yang Twins "Whislte While You Twurk"
Nas "Daughters"

Burgess admits Miley's provocative move was alarming. "You're walking past the TV and you see your little sister watching 'Hannah Montana,' and you never imagine that girl is gonna end up on a pole," he said.

But at a point, the seemingly cute antics turn very serious and spark major concern. Whether it was Miley's racy, bump and grind performance with Robin Thicke at the Video Music Awards or her shocking iHeartRadio Music Festival dress that revealed her exposed breasts (save strategically place pasties), things had gotten way out of control.

On his song "Daughters," Hip hop luminary Nas shares his own trials as a father that fellow celebrity dad like Billy Ray could only appreciate. "Billy Ray can relate on several levels," Burgess said.

Check out the conversation,and let us know what you think about our song choices and let us know others that could aid a twerking intervention.

Billy Ray needs our help.

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