Episode 19 – Eddie Murphy – Self-Titled

It’s about time we discuss an album none of us are familiar with and then turns out to be not nearly as good as we hoped.  It’s not going to be a regular feature, but this week I figured why not get a little perspective?  Before we talk about “Raw” or “Delirious,” let’s see where he was on the heels of being SNL’s first child prodigy.

At the end of the day, Eddie Murphy’s self-titled 1982 album is what you’d expect.  Rushed, somewhat inexperienced and shocking simply for the sake of it.  For all the times Eddie Murphy said something homophobic, sexist or racist after this, listening to this will give you an idea of what it sounds like to not wrap much content around it.  Fear not, we will soon be going over his best stuff.  You know, the stuff he eventually apologized for.

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Host: Jason Klamm

Producer: Mike Worden

This Week’s Guest: Mike Worden

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