Eddie Murphy Returns With Protest Reggae, Inspired By Difficult Headlines (Video)
Eddie Murphy may have avoided the spotlight to humor the masses during this spring’s “SNL40” special appearance. However, the iconic comedian/actor wastes no time getting back to one of his other loves, music. The former Columbia and Motown Records singer continues his journey into Reggae with “Oh Jah Jah.”
The spiritually-minded song comes with a color-enhanced video finding Eddie and his band in the studio. Built with steel drum accents, Reggae chants, and a traditional bassline, the song takes a moment to reflect. Police brutality, Black Lives Matter, and crooked religious officials are among the difficult topics covered.
Like many of the classic mainstream-embraced Reggae songs of the ’60s and ’70s, this echoes a message of protest, celebrating the small things, and giving praise.