Jamie Foxx


Whether your awareness of his musical career stretches back to the little-known 1994 debut Peep This or simply to his enchanting portrayal of Ray Charles, it’s safe to say that Jamie Foxx’s sophomore CD is aptly titled; it is not predictable. With guests like Snoop, Ludacris and the Game, you may expect bumping beats to make the most of your stereo’s bass knob, but generally you won’t find them. Foxx’s smooth vocals alternate between crooning and smoldering; these tracks will be popular among dance-club DJs, prom-goers and old-school R&B lovers. Yet, if this CD belongs anywhere, it’s in the bedroom, where its rhythms offer a steady flow of audio sensuality. The standouts are the songs Foxx wrote, particularly the last two, which convey a legitimately heart-tugging personal intensity.