Eddie Murphy Teams Up With Snoop Dogg On Reggae Song ‘Redlight’
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.
There is no indication yet if this is just the first salvo from a larger project or simply a one-off release. Either way, “Redlight” is an effectively executed song that wouldn’t sound out of place on a summer mixtape or the Billboard Reggae Digital Songs chart.
- Scott T. Sterling, Radio.com