Reggae Producer Claims Eddie Murphy Stole His Idea And Sound For The New Musiq Soulchild/Syleena Johnson Album — Tha Wire [VIDEO]
Not everybody is excited about Eddie Murphy’s musical comeback. A Reggae producer is charging that the famous comedian stole his ideas and sound for the new collaborative album for R&B’s Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson. To make matters worse, both albums have the exact tittle! Get more details now with Tha Wire.
Eddie Murphy recently dropped his new reggae-tinged single ‘Red Light.’ As previously reported it’s been 20-years since Eddie Murphy has released anything musically. The famed comedian/actor announced he was going to release a new album entitled “9” by the end of the year. However not everyone is happy the legendary comedian has made a comeback to music. As a matter of fact Reggae producer Kemar McGregor is accusing Eddie of stealing the concept and sound he developed for Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson‘s collaborative….. ‘9ine.’
McGregor claims, “Eddie Murphy is a Hollywood superstar and Snoop Lion is a major hip-hop artist. For them to steal an idea from two R&B singers and a Jamaican reggae producer shows a lack of respect. We have been working on this idea since November of last year. The idea has been publicized on Billboard.com, on TV and on the internet. There has been footage of the sessions on the ‘R&B Divas’ TV show, and there is footage on YouTube about how the ’9ine’ concept came about. There’s evidence and proof that the concept for the idea is ours.”
Here’s a listen to Syleena and Musiq’s new single, “Feel The Fire”
Listen to Tha Wire and find out when their new album is scheduled to come out.
In other news, Rihanna launched her Fall 2013 River Island collection in London this week. The event took place at the company’s Park House store, which was converted into “Club RiRi.” Over 200 guests were in the house including fashion bloggers, contest winners and press.
As for the collection it includes “G4Life” beanies, bras and panties. In addition, to varsity jackets, camouflage leggings, sweaters, dresses and jewelry.
Find out when RiRi’s new line will be available and when below with Tha Wire.
Here we go again, famed New York DJ Mister Cee may have gotten himself caught up in another sex scandal. Video footage of the radio DJ allegedly soliciting sex from transsexual prostitute Bimbo Winehouse surfaced. While he doesn’t appear on the video, a voice similar to Mister Cee’s is heard agreeing to $100 for sex. Because of that he announced his retirement from Hot 97 after 20 years. Cee made the announcement during his DJ set yesterday.
Mister Cee has had several run-ins with the law in regard to inappropriate public sexual behavior with men. Previously he pled guilty to a loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense in 2011, and in May, he was arrested for trying to solicit sex from a transsexual. Yet he has continues to deny that he is gay.
Yesterday during his farewell set, the famed DJ said numerous times that he wasn’t being forced to resign by the station. He wanted to do so out of love and respect for Hot 97.
The love and respect is mutual, from stations SVP/General Manager Alexandra Cameron. “We feel that this is in the best interest of both HOT 97 and Cee’s personal well-being. While we do not endorse the alleged activities, he is clearly facing a personal dilemma that is for him and only him to comment on,” she says in the press release. “We are saddened by his departure; his contributions here at HOT 97 were great and we know him as a friend, a caring individual and significant hip hop advocate. We wish Mr Cee the best and will always consider him a family member of HOT 97.
Moments ago, he officially signed off, on the air and will finish out his last show today on September 11, 2013, an already sad day for New York City.”
Before closing out his final mix with Mobb Deep‘s ‘Shook Ones,’ Cee was emotional as he thanked the station and listeners for allowing him to play at the station for so long. Cee said, “Every time I came on the radio to do a mix, I swear on everything I did it for y’all,” Mister Cee said in his final moments. “Nothing meant more to me than my time here at Hot 97.”
Here’s Tha Wire for more details on all of the above: