The video for Eddie Murphy's new single "Red Light," from his forthcoming 2014 album "9," debuted on Monday, one day earlier than expected.
"I have always had a deep love and passion for music," Murphy said in the press release accompanying the video's release. "There are so many important issues and events taking place in our country and the world right now that I think are being lost in the frenzy of sensationalism, and I felt moved to speak about it in my own way. Reggae music embodies love and positivity and has always been rooted in social consciousness, so it was the perfect genre for what I wanted to say. I decided to reach out to my long-time friend, Snoop Lion to hop on the track since we both strive for the same positivity."
Watch the "Red Light" video above.
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