If you haven’t watched Eddie Murphy’s new film, Coming 2 America, you have no idea what you’re missing.
The star-studded sequel to the 1988 comedy of the same title follows Murphy as Prince Akeem, who prepares to take his seat as King of Zamunda upon his father’s death. His plans are almost halted after he returns to New York to find his long lost son Lavelle, played by Jermaine Fowler.
Coming 2 America also features cameo appearances and performances from a number of artists, who just so happen to be featured on the film’s soundtrack.
Fowler and Teyana Taylor team up to perform their track “Gett Off” with Brandon Rogers at a royal party. In the film, Taylor plays the daughter of Wesley Snipes‘ character General Izzi and a love interest for Lavelle.
Female icons En Vogue and Salt-N-Pepa perform a mashup of their 1993 classic “Whatta Man” and Sister Sledge‘s “We Are Family” at a royal party. Fellow music legend Gladys Knight also appears to perform “Midnight Train from Zamunda,” a takeoff on her classic 1973 hit with The Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
The Coming 2 America soundtrack also features hip hop legends Public Enemy, Ice-T, and PMD as well as Nigerian superstars Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and Davido, who performs at the royal wedding.
Coming 2 America is available on Amazon Prime. You can find the film’s soundtrack on streaming services everywhere.
By Rachel George
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