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Eddie Murphy - "Redlight" (ft. Snoop Lion)
June 28, 2013 8:45 AM   Subscribe

Comedian/actor (and now singer) Eddie Murphy has recorded a reggae song with Snoop Lion (previously) called "Redlight."
posted by raihan_ (34 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Now singer? Oh, how soon they forget...
posted by Thorzdad at 8:47 AM on June 28, 2013 [27 favorites]


The singing thing isn't actually new for him but I understand completely if you want to pretend that "Party All The Time" never happened.
posted by elizardbits at 8:47 AM on June 28, 2013 [13 favorites]


On preview, I have nothing to say now.

Except that Snoop Lion's appearances on the online version of One Life to Live (and the theme song he wrote for it) have been epic.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:48 AM on June 28, 2013


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posted by grubi at 8:48 AM on June 28, 2013


Kill the white people?
posted by fredericsunday at 8:49 AM on June 28, 2013 [5 favorites]


I'm from Western Canada but if you put me in the same room as Americans from the south for a few hours I'm all 'Y'all' and 'Thaink yew vury much'. I can see how it would be the same going to Jamaica.
posted by dobie at 8:52 AM on June 28, 2013




This contains so many reggae tropes that I'm not sure if they're being ironic or not.
posted by Runes at 8:53 AM on June 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


(in case that's not clear, it's Murphy doing a duet as Buckwheat and Richard Simmons.)
posted by planetesimal at 8:54 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


The singing thing isn't actually new for him but I understand completely if you want to pretend that "Party All The Time" never happened.

What about "Boogie in Your Butt?" Does that go down the memory hole (ha!) too?
posted by Rangeboy at 8:57 AM on June 28, 2013 [7 favorites]


I do like that the go to idea for Eddie Murphy music videos almost 30 years apart is "let's just show him recording the song with a person better known for their music and drug use."
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:57 AM on June 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Eddie, stop singing, stop acting and do some fucking standup. It's what you're best at.
posted by jonmc at 9:04 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rangeboy: "What about "Boogie in Your Butt? " Does that go down the memory hole (ha!) too?"

For the record, a complete list of the suggestions given for butt placement in this classic song:

A tree, a bumblebee, a clock, a big rock, some fleas (start to sneeze), a tin can, a light (make it bright), a TV, me

A case, a metal case, her face, a frown, a clown (sit on down), a boat, a moat, a mink coat, everything.

A telephone, some dust (say "it's a must"), pizza crust, a telephone (again?), a dinosaur bone, a radiator (say "see ya later"), an alligator, some money (sure feels real funny)

My personal favorite:
A hot cup of Brim (fill it to the rim), two sugars (stuff so sweet)

A quarter, a penny, a dime, a nickel (sure do tickle), some change (feels mighty strange)


You're welcome.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:07 AM on June 28, 2013 [9 favorites]


I thought there was some connection to this. Sadly, it doesn't seem so.
posted by jclarkin at 9:08 AM on June 28, 2013


Kill the white people?

Ah, you rememberd Eddie Murphy's first reggae song...
posted by 1367 at 9:13 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Never say anything bad about Party All The Time in our household. It's one of Mrs A's favourites and having been reminded of it is currently singing it in the shower.
posted by arcticseal at 9:13 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


a complete list of the suggestions given for butt placement

YOU FORGOT THE LITTLE TINY MAN
posted by octobersurprise at 9:16 AM on June 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Whenever I consciously try to earworm myself with Party All The Time I end up with the Phil Collins/Philip Bailey song Easy Lover instead.

i'm okay with this
posted by elizardbits at 9:17 AM on June 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


Anyway, if you want an actual good and new reggae/dub-sounding collaboration track made by some old geezers then look no further than The Orb featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry.
posted by planetesimal at 9:19 AM on June 28, 2013


Ah, you rememberd Eddie Murphy's first reggae song...

Wow, there is some serious paranoid pants-on-head racist commentary going on with that youtube video.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:25 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Whenever I consciously try to earworm myself with Party All The Time I end up with the Phil Collins/Philip Bailey song Easy Lover instead.

Where's the button for MASHUP, PLS? I want to press it right now.
posted by grubi at 9:25 AM on June 28, 2013


a complete list of the suggestions given for butt placement

YOU FORGOT THE LITTLE TINY MAN


Oh my god, I can't believe it. I will update my Evernote notebook I pulled this from. Thank you.

(This is probably not a use case for the tool that their development team ever imagined.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:25 AM on June 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Whenever I consciously try to earworm myself with Party All The Time I end up with the Phil Collins/Philip Bailey song Easy Lover instead.

I picked up Chinese Wall on vinyl for about a dollar a few months ago, just to have "Easy Lover." The whole album is surprisingly good, though.
posted by Rangeboy at 9:30 AM on June 28, 2013


Damnit now Party all the Time and Easy Lover are fighting pitched battles in my brain and they are like sewing mines and burning fields in there.

You know how features work in rap right? It is purely for pay. If we wanted we could pay to get snoop on a Punch Em In The Dick remix.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:32 AM on June 28, 2013


The height of hilarity in 4th grade for me was changing the lyrics to 'Party All the Time' to 'Potty All the Time.' Ditto 'It's My Party (and I'll Cry if I Want To)'


(.....you would cry too if you had a big poooooooooooo!)
posted by ian1977 at 9:33 AM on June 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Kill the white people?

Ah, you rememberd Eddie Murphy's first reggae song...
posted by 1367 at 12:13 PM on June 28 [1 favorite +] [!]


Wow, the poster of the video couched it in the most racist terms possible. I feel dirty having viewed it.
posted by tommasz at 9:33 AM on June 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


"If we wanted we could pay to get snoop on a Punch Em In The Dick remix."

Where do I send my money????
posted by ian1977 at 9:37 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am not entirely convinced of Eddie Murphy's devotion to Rastafarianism if you know what I mean
posted by Sys Rq at 9:38 AM on June 28, 2013


Ah, you rememberd Eddie Murphy's first reggae song...

TheWhiteSkull: Wow, there is some serious paranoid pants-on-head racist commentary going on with that youtube video.

tommasz: Wow, the poster of the video couched it in the most racist terms possible. I feel dirty having viewed it.


Sorry... I should have put a warning by the link. It was the only full-length version of the SNL sketch I was able to find. I time shifted it to eliminate the junk contained in the first 36 seconds of the video, but should have warned about that and other commentary.
posted by 1367 at 9:44 AM on June 28, 2013


Where do I send my money????

That may actually be one of those ideas that sounds stupid at first but then ends up changing the world, like the lightbulb or the internet.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:46 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


One can not simply "forget" about "Party All The Time"... it must be repressed vehemently. (Which is what happened this morning, ha!)

---

Anyway if you want more reggae... I would FPP the new Marley Remixed album, but it would be a minor-self-link, since I worked on the project. It is good. Photek takes "One Love" and makes it dark and dubby. Lee "Scratch" Perry and Z-Trip take the B-Side to "Jammin'" ("Punky Reggae Party") and make it a total banger. RAC updates "Could You Be Loved?" to sit well alongside the other new additions to your Summer BBQ playlist. The whole thing is available for streaming here and there has been a series of well-produced behind the scenes videos, as well.
posted by raihan_ at 10:02 AM on June 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


I have never been comfortable with Eddie Murphy since his incredibly homophobic standup. I certainly don't want to see him revive that part of his career.
posted by Cookiebastard at 10:48 AM on June 28, 2013


Kill the white people?

But don't forget to buy his record first!

Also, I didn't see Desdamona or Whatzupwitu posted yet, which were both off of his THIRD studio album ("How Could it Be" was his 1st, "So Happy" was his 2nd), so...yeah, he's been doing the music thing for quite a while. He hasn't had that much commercial success ("Party All the Time" and "Put Your Mouth on Me" were the only two tracks that made it to #2 on the charts), but hey, he likes it, he can afford to do it, so whatever floats his boat...

...and yeah, I'm with jonmc...I would like to see him return to standup.
posted by KillaSeal at 11:23 AM on June 28, 2013


Thorzdad: "Now singer? Oh, how soon they forget... "

Wow! "I'm Rick James, bitch!" I had no idea. I can't miss his voice in it now that I know.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:03 PM on June 28, 2013


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