Eddie Murphy reggae song “Oh Jah Jah” has toppled “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy on the iTunes Reggae chart. Just two days after being released on VPAL, the digital arm of reggae label, VP Records, Eddie Murphy is the number one reggae artist.
Sister Nancy “Bam Bam” which was featured in the soundtrack for the movie “The interview” and is also on the soundtrack for the Jamaican movie “Belly” has dropped to number two. Reggae Legend Bob Marley continues to stay in the top five by hanging on to the number three spot with “Three little Birds”. In the number four spot is “Do you wanna” by Shifta and number five is Matisyahu’s “One Day”.
Oh Jah Jah is Eddie Murphy’s second reggae song in less than two years. Last year, the Beverley Hills Cop, actor turned reggae star recorded “Red Light” with Snoop Lion better known as Snoop Dogg.
Eddie Murphy says he loves Jamaica and reggae music. “My favourite reggae right now is Chronixx. I also like Beenie Man and I like old stuff too. I like Garnet Silk and of course, I love Bob Marley,” Eddie Murphy said.
In 1993, Eddie Murphy collaborated with the real king of the dancehall, the reggae grammy award winning, Shabba Ranks in Murphy’s hit single “I was a King”.