Updated: Dec 31, 2020
1. Red Light
noun: red light
a red traffic light or similar signal that instructs moving vehicles to stop
a refusal or an order to stop an action. “Some subsidies would get a red light and be prohibited.”
better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual. “They always made a special effort at Christmas.”
exceptionally good or precious
“She’s a very special person.”
a thing, such as an event, product, or broadcast, that is designed or organized for a particular occasion or purpose. “Television’s election night specials.”
a dish not on the regular menu at a restaurant but served on a particular day.
Okay, now that we’re done with our English lesson, and have an understanding of what “red light” & “special” mean; allow me to further explain the special.
In regard to “Red Light”; it could be agreed that a red-light is synonymous with stopping. Universally or globally, I don’t think many would disagree. The exception being, countries that don’t operate with stoplights. With that being said, the version of the noun red light we’re talking about here, comes from definition two (2) - a refusal or an order to stop an action.
the version of the noun red light we’re talking about here, comes from definition two (2) - a refusal or an order to stop an action.
As for the word special, it can be used interchangeably with every definition presented. As an adjective, it’s something different from what is usual, or exceptionally good or precious. As a noun, it is something designed for a particular occasion or purpose. Or, like the second definition says - a dish not on the regular menu but served on a particular day.
As for the word special, it can be used interchangeably with every definition presented.
Thus, leading us to this entitled blog, Redlight Special. It’s 2020, and if you haven’t caught onto the theme of practically every blog I’ve posted it’s been about the quarantine. We’ve been awarded plenty of time to ourselves being closed inside of our homes. With this time, I kept saying and hoping that people would get creative, or what I like to call it - idlewild .
Can I get you to play a game with whomever is in your surroundings? Stop, wherever you are and yell RED-LIGHT! ... if nothing happens within 3-seconds, yell out GREEN-LIGHT! ... give yourself a few tries until you get a reaction out of someone. The obvious reaction, is to get them to stop. However, if you haven’t realized, this game has literally come to life, and the maestro(s) have been our different variations of government. One moment its’; go outside and enjoy what the world has to offer - GREEN-LIGHT! Then, RED-LIGHT, we’re put on hold and sent back inside.
Redlight Special, is a bi-product of the real life version of the game ‘red light - green light’. Redlight - we were put on pause - a stop; we were quarantined. Special, because it’s different from what we’re used to. Above all, this is my first project I’ve put out in over a decade. It is also, my first project on multiple streaming platforms which makes it exceptionally precious - to me. Redlight Special, is a product not on your regular menu, because it sounds different from the new hip-pop sound you hear from your speakers everyday.
Lastly, I thank the artists, for blessing me with their verses. It’s truly appreciated, especially with the topic of discussion on this piece. Thank you for your shares, your listens and/or your eyes if you chose to only read and share the blog.
’Redlight Special’ is available on all streaming platforms You can only stream the DELUXE here, and on datpiff.com where you will find one (1) bonus track featuring Will Claye & Ken T!