We loved him as a Beverly Hills cop.
We loved him as a nutty professor.
But will fans love him as a reggae musician? (Here's what they're saying via social media)
Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy recently released his first reggae single with famed rapper-turned-reggae aficionado, Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg of hits “Gin & Juice” and “Drop It Like It's Hot.”
The single is titled “Red Light” and actually got rave reviews via YouTube users who posted comments from “Wow. This awesome. Just awesome. Can I have more Eddie?” to likening the sound to the legendary Bob Marley.
Murphy collaborated with the Long Beach native for his forthcoming reggae album titled “9.” Murphy spread the news on his new Twitter account, promoting it during his first tweet posted Sept. 3.
Now, this isn't Murphy's first time taking on the role as a singer. Murphy released five albums in the 1980s and ‘90s. His 1985 single “Party All The Time,” produced by the funk-tastic Rick James, climbed the charts to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Will “Red Light” be as successful?
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