Honey Boo Boo has released a rap song and video for her musical debut. She released it under her real name, Alana Thompson, presumably in an attempt to transition from a noble career in acting to a seriously focused career in music. The song is called "Movin' Up," and features far too many appearances by her family members Mama June Shannon and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon. The video was done in partnership with Adam Barta, a viral video artist who produces music with reality stars. Apparently that's an actual job.
Her reality star past and interpersonal relationships serve as her lyrical muse; her words are raw, transgressive, and interweave seamlessly with the hypnotic, percussion-heavy pop melody that drives a breakout performance. Just kidding! It's as bad as you'd imagine:
I'm just a small town girl, living in my princess world. When rainy days give me the blues, I break out my dancing shoes. Started out as a pageant queen, then on TV doing my thing. Now movin' up in the world, new fun times with my girls.
The most difficult thing about watching this video is that we have to wait patiently for the entire album to be released. After acting and singing, Honey Boo Boo will naturally move on to powerful roles in directing and producing.