Jamie Foxx is almost back on the radio. I am told that sometime in the next week a surprise single will drop featuring Chris Brown. A new Foxx album is due this spring from RCA. The Oscar winning actor surprised everyone a few years ago when it turned out he was a proficient musician, pianist, and singer. Of course, Johnny Depp may not like him now that he’s declared all actors off limits from second careers in music.
Foxx scored a number of hit after being signed by Clive Davis and his team to J Records after Jamie stole the show at Clive’s 2005 pre Grammy show at the Beverly Hills Hotel. He released three albums with J, the last in 2010, all debuting in the top 3 on the charts.
I’m told that the new Foxx album, like the others, was exec produced by Breyon Prescott, the hot-as-a-pistol new chief of urban music at Epic Records under L.A. Reid. Prescott is also said to be nurturing a soon to be released comeback album for 90s supergroup Jodeci.