Passing the Torch: Iconic Stars and Their Successors

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  • Rihanna, Janet Jackson
  • Nicki Minaj, Queen Latifah
  • Eddie Murphy, Kevin Hart
  • Prince, Janelle Monae
  • Jennifer Holliday, Jennifer Hudson
  • Chris Rock, Richard Pryor
  • Michael Jackson, Usher
  • Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys
  • Diahann Carroll, Kerry Washington
  • Vanessa Williams, Nina Davuluri
  • Jay Z, J. Cole
  • Halle Berry, Ruby Dee
  • Beyonce, Tina Turner

Eddie Murphy and Kevin Hart

Murphy was the first true rockstar of standup comedy, and Hart is following closely in his footsteps. Both funnymen enjoyed prolific film careers and record-breaking standup specials, and are part of an elite group of five comics in history to sell out New York's famous Madison Square Garden. Now, if only we could get them to collaborate on a project...
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