Eric Benet has issued “Redbone Girl,” his highly anticipated collaboration with Young Money rapper Lil Wayne. Benet reached out to Weezy for the mid-tempo duet after learning that Wayne was listening to his hit record “Sometimes I Cry” while he was incarcerated.
“…It was the catalyst for me reaching out to him for sure,” Benet told Singersroom. “I was flattered; I was honored that my song would offer some kind of healing when he was in such a lonely place. And through that reaching out, it just became a matter of force that I say ‘Yo, how bout we get down on something?’ And came up with this track, “Red Bone Girl” which is just a fun, throwback vibe, but still got some bottom in it, you know, I’m still doing the live instrumentation but still got beat. It was very natural for me to invite him to get down on it with me, and he heard it, loved it, and I’m glad that he was down.
“Redbone Girl” will appear on Benet’s upcoming sixth solo studio album titled “The One,” dropping June 5th via his own label Jordan House Records.