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Eddie Murphy Returns To Music After A 20-Year Hiatus [VIDEO]

At 52-years old, Eddie Murphy has accomplished more than most people in 3 or 4 lifetimes.  He’s a stand-up comedian, singer, actor, director, writer and musician.  Simply put….he’s a legend.  Now, after 20-years he’s gearing up to drop a new album and his first single features Snoop Lion.

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It’s been a minute since Mr. “Party All The Time” dropped anything musically.  Eddie Murphy’s last recorded the album was ‘Love’s Alright’ and it was released in the early 90′sHe and Michael Jackson teamed up for albums lead-off single “Whatzupwitu”.  Here’s a look back at the video.

Though it’s been 20 years since Eddie Murphy’s dropped a single, he never quit writing and recording songs – he just stopped releasing them.  Now he’s ready to share his music again with the world.  Eddie’s new single is a reggae infused joint with a throwback feel called, ‘Red Light’ featuring Snoop Lion.  The song is the lead single for his upcoming album, ’9′ which is scheduled to be in stores at the end of the year.  Here’s a look at the legendary funny mans new video.

In a rare interview with Huffington Post, Murphy said “I have always had a deep love and passion for music.  There are so many important issues and events taking place in our country and the world right now that I think are being lost in the frenzy of sensationalism, and I felt moved to speak about it in my own way.  Reggae music embodies love and positivity and has always been rooted in social consciousness, so it was the perfect genre for what I wanted to say.”

Yeah mon!  You go boy!  Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.

 

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