Snoop Dogg & Eddie Murphy Release Reggae Track: Listen To 'Red Light'

Snoop Dogg may be famed for for his fantabul-izzle rap skills but it seems he's turned his full attention to the rhythmic rolls of reggae for a brand new song with actor Eddie Murphy. Under the moniker 'Snoop Lion,' Snoop released a reggae album earlier this year and he has featured on Murphy's upcoming album, 9, contributing a few lines towards the end of the song in his unmistakeable drawl.

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Snoop Dogg/Lion Has Teamed Up With Eddie Murphy.

The music artist and the actor - although both men have been known to switch these roles - have collaborated in a brand new catchy jam with a bouncy steel drum beat and some classic "woy oy oy"s. "Out of the frying pan/into the fire/burning down the people's souls," sings Murphy alongside the repeated refrain of "Red light/star bright/there where you are." After just one play of the lead track from 9, you'll find it hard to stop yourself from singing along.

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After Years Of Focussing On His Acting, Eddie's Ready For A New Album.

The new track deals with the pressing modern issue of police profiling - when individuals are targeted because of their characteristics. "Broken economy, the streets are dire/ Even more than before/ I need some betterness to take me higher/ Feels like I'm gonna blow," sings Murphy.

This isn't Murphy's first foray into music - he released five albums throughout the 80s and 90s, as well as two compilation albums and his 1985 single 'Party All The Time' peaked at No.2 in the USA.

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Rapper Snoop Demonstrates His Skill For A Catchy Reggae Jam.

Taking to social media site Twitter for the first time yesterday, Murphy gave new information about his upcoming album and provided a Soundcloud stream for fans to catch a first listen of the new song. The Shrek star, who was set to host the Oscars in 2011 but stepped down, has been keeping a low profile movie-wise recently, perhaps to give him time to focus on his musical efforts.

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Eddie's New Work Sounds Exciting.

Get ready for the 'Red Light' music video, out on 9th September.


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