Eric Benét f/ Lil’ Wayne – ‘Redbone Girl’ | New Music

With his latest cut, Halle Berry’s ex Eric Benét decides to show his love for all the pretty light-skinned women out there, and he brings Lauren London’s babydaddy Lil’ Wayne along for the ride. The jazzy “Redbone Girl” is the latest single from Benet’s upcoming album The One.

“Redbone Girl” is definitely a smooth groove, but Wayne’s verse could have been left on the cutting room floor. This is that lazy Wayne that nobody but superfans can stand. Lines like “tighter than my leather pants” and “now she in love, like Faizooooooon” — you know, Faizon Love the actor? Ahh, forget it. — try their hardest to derail an otherwise decent song, but, fortunately for Benét, they are unsuccessful. Had Wayne been given just a few more bars, though, this song would have been an unsalvageable waste.

Wack-ass verse aside, “Redbone Girl” ain’t too bad. Benét’s voice is crisp and the production is strong, and the cut will more than likely build at least a bit of interest in the crooner’s sixth album. The One hits stores June 5.


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