Eddie Murphy Teams Up With Snoop Dogg On Reggae Song ‘Redlight’
UPDATE (September 3, 4:28 p.m.): Eddie Murphy has joined Twitter, with his first Tweet announcing an upcoming full-length album, simply titled 9.
There’s no funny business on the song, which finds Murphy crooning earnestly in an affected Jamaican Patois over an authentic reggae groove. Snoop provides a rap and adds a vocal melody line to the last part of the tune.
The video for the song features a full band with backing vocalists performing in a casual setting. That setting just might be Murphy’s residence, if the awards plaque for his 1985 hit “Party All the Time” (written with the late Rick James) hanging on a wall is any indication. The actor/comedian is even shown playing rhythm guitar in the clip.
“Redlight” is an effectively executed song that wouldn’t sound out of place on a summer mixtape or the Billboard Reggae Digital Songs chart.