Watch Billy Ray Cyrus Team Up with Larry King & Dionne Warwick’s Son for Hip-Hop ‘Achy Breaky 2’
By Scott T. Sterling
Just when you thought Brad Paisley and LL Cool J‘s controversial “Accidental Racist” was the wildest hip-hop/country hybrid imaginable, along comes Billy Ray Cyrus collaborating with Buck 22 (AKA vocal legend Dionne Warwick‘s son, Damon Elliott, a producer who’s worked with countless stars) and stalwart TV newsman Larry King for “Achy Breaky 2,” a rap remake of Cyrus’ 1992 smash, “Achy Breaky Heart.”
The Larry King connection goes back to early January, when he tweeted out the news that Cyrus had just told him about a hip-hop remake of the hit song, which generated a slew of online chatter not exactly supportive of the idea.
The debut of the song’s music video today (Feb. 11) reveals that King has a prominent role in the clip, starring as himself announcing the “startling information” of a UFO seen hovering over the home of Muhammad Ali in eastern Kentucky.