Side Hustle: Actors Who Turned to Music

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  • Eddie Murphy, Rick James, Snoop Dogg, Beenie Man
  • Evan Ross, Diana Ross, T.I., Ashlee Simpson
  • Columbus Short
  • Jermaine Crawford
  • Mack Wilds
  • Drake
  • Childish Gambino, Donald Glover
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith
  • Stacey Dash
  • Jamie Foxx, Ray Charles, Twista, Kanye West
  • Janet Jackson
  • Tatyana Ali
  • Wayne Brady
  • Terrence Howard
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Raven-Symoné
  • Cree Summer, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Cosby
  • Philip Michael Thomas
  • Debbie Allen
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Jasmine Guy

Eddie Murphy

Comedic genius and blockbuster movie star Eddie Murphy has expressed his passion for music over the years and continues his march into the reggae world. After partnering with Snoop on "Red Light" in 2013, the King of Comedy just released his latest offering called "Wonna Deez Nights" with Dancehall King Beenie Man.  

Putting the jokes in the background, Eddie has been serious about his musical creations over the years and previously flexed his vocal skills on R&B cuts like "Put Your Mouth on Me" and scored a #2 hit on Billboard in 1982 with the Rick James-produced "Party All the Time." As Eddie gets his Rude Boy on, check out a few more actors who showed that they could rock the mic and check out "Wonna Deez Nights" here. -Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)

(Photos from left: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET, Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal/Getty Images)

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