A few days ago Rolling Stone got a hold of Eddie Murphy to speak about a new song “Oh Jah Jah,” (below) recently released. Apart the conversation Eddie who in the past declared he wouldn’t return to stand-up ended up sharing how he would want things if he did step back on the stage. Later in the interview he also spoke on the status of shooting his next Beverly Hills Cop film, and suggested he looks forward to doing it but is waiting for the right script.
Do you have any plans to perform music live again soon?
You know what, if I drop one of these tracks and it jumped off, I would go out and do some shit. My fantasy I always be having when I think about getting onstage is to do everything. If I came back and did stand-up again, I can’t just be like the other standup comics. To have a real hot band, play some tracks for about 40 minutes, the curtain drops and then you do an hour of jokes? That’s a unique-ass show. [Laughs] That’s the ultimate vision.
Are you really filming a new Beverly Hills Cop movie right now?
Nah, they still trying to get that script right. I’m not doing a Beverly Hills Cop unless they have a really incredible script. I’ve read a couple things that look like they can make some paper. But I’m not doing a shitty movie just to make some paper. The shit got to be right. I just finished doing a movie called Cook, with Bruce Beresford. He directed Driving Miss Daisy. It’s not a comedy, though. It’s a drama.
Hear Eddie’s new track “Oh Jah Jah” as fans wait for his previously due album, 9