Eddie Murphy Sings On New Reggae Song "Red Light" With Snoop Lion

Entertainment Sep. 4, 2013 AT 7:10PM

Turns out it's not really "Party All the Time" for Eddie Murphy. The Beverly Hills Cop actor, whose 1985 hit "Party All the Time," was placed on VH1's list of 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders, has released a new track -- and it's a lot more mellow than the Rick James-produced pop track.

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 52-year-old comedian and actor wrote a single tweet on his official Twitter account, sharing a link to his new song "Red Light," featuring none other than Snoop Lion.

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The reggae/rock song features a slow, drum-infused beat and a slow drawl from Murphy. About three minutes into the song, Snoop Lion lends his trademark vocals onto the track, in which the pair sing about police profiling.

Eddie Murphy and Snoop Lion collaborated on Murphy's newly released track,
Eddie Murphy and Snoop Lion collaborated on Murphy's newly released track, "Red Light."
Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty; Stephen Lovekin/Getty

"Broken economy, the streets are dire/ Even more than before/ I need some betterness to take me higher/ Feels like I'm gonna blow," Murphy sings. An official music video for the song is set to debut on Monday, Sept. 9.

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Murphy also previously released a second album, Love's Alright, in the early 1990s, and even appeared in Michael Jackson's music video for "Remember the Time" alongside Magic Johnson and supermodel Iman.

Murphy has been keeping a relatively low profile as of late, with his last film project, A Thousand Words, opposite Kerry Washington, debuting quietly in 2012, and his last bigger film, Tower Heist, being largely panned in 2011. 

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The funnyman was originally set to host the Oscars in 2011, but he promptly stepped down as host after his Tower Heist director, Brett Ratner, resigned as producer of the program.

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