Little known fact: The Oscar nod-nabbing appearance in Dreamgirls and 1993 release of “Whatzupwitu” are far from the extent of Eddie’s musical endeavors. On the contrary, the actor revealed in a recent Rolling Stone interview that he’s never stopped recording music—he’s only stopped putting it out.

Understandably, dude’s got concerns about not being taken seriously as a musician with all the laughable crossover attempts out there. Fair enough. However, he also mentioned that his boy Raphael Saadiq dug one of his tracks and wanted to record it, proclaiming after that , “If he had a hit record with it and told people, ‘Eddie Murphy wrote that,’ they’d say ‘Get the fuck out of here.’” 

Our reaction would probably be something a little closer to “Get the fuck out of here—that’s awesome.”