Monday, September 9, 2013

Ashy Or Classy?!? Eddie Murphy & Snoop Dogg's Reggae Song.

Few Hollywood stars have made such a dramatic mid-career adjustment as Eddie Murphy. It's hard to believe it now, but if you're under the age of 25, you probably best know Murphy as the wisetalking jackass from the Shrek movies, or maybe as the wisetalking jackass from Daddy Daycare. You likely missed the entire first stage of Murphy's career when he was a wisetalking jackass who bought a Brooklyn street sensibility to Saturday Night Live. Murphy went on make somewhat edgy (for the time) films like 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, and renowned standup specials like Raw. To put it in terms the Twitter Generation (ie: my 17 year old nephew) can understand, Eddie Murphy was Kevin Hart before Kevin Hart.

That dramatic career reinvention was bought on by an unfortunate encounter with a tranny a desire to spend more time with his kids, and it also overshadowed Murphy's earlier, somewhat comical foray into music. Speaking of musicians who've re-invented themselves, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Doggy Dogg and Snoop Dogg) knows a thing or two about the word himself. I'm not diggin' Snoop's reincarnation as a rasta, but hey, whatever. Dude's got 20 years in the game, so I suppose he's entitled.

I'm sure you're wondering what Eddie Murphy and the Artist Formerly Known as Snoop D-O Double Jizzle have in common. Well, today's your (maybe not-so) lucky day. Because they made a song about it.[1] Like to hear it, here it go...

I'm no connoisseur of fine cannabis, nor do I like reggae music during any other occasion than when I wander away from Paradise Island. So I can't tell you if this is good or not. So I will refrain from labelling this Ashy Or Classy. I'll just call it Not Turrible. But it's certainly no "Party All The Time".[2]

Question: Ashy Or Classy? Is this song good, assuming you know anything about reggae?

[1] I have no idea what this song's about.

[2] Don't lie. You sorta liked that song and you know it.

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