LOS ANGELES — Jamie Foxx titled his 1994 album Peep This, and while few people did, his follow-up will likely be a different story.
Eleven years later, not only is Foxx at the top of his game as an actor — coming off his Oscar-winning performance in “Ray” — he’s been collaborating with some of the biggest names in music.
“I just got through messing with Kanye West, I got a joint with 50, it’s crazy,” an ecstatic Foxx said Saturday. “It’s gonna be nuts. And we’re gonna get back to love music — young love music that old people can appreciate.”
The 50 Cent collaboration is titled “Build You Up.” “We’re giving back to the ladies,” Foxx said of song, repeating what seems like a common theme.
“I got a national anthem on my album called ‘Sexy’ that’s for the ladies who are trying to do the plastic surgery and all that,” he said. “You don’t need that, just be sexy.”
Foxx has also worked with everyone from Snoop Dogg and R&B singer Tank to Scott Stapp and Slash on the album, although a track list has yet to be confirmed (see “On New LP, Jamie Foxx Hopes To Show What He Learned From Ray Charles” ).
“I’ve got like 30,000 tracks,” Foxx joked. “I’m gonna release seven albums at once.”
Although he had previously called the record Ambidextrous, Foxx said the current working title is Southern Gentleman. A release date has not been set, according to J Records.
Foxx is a singer and an actor, but his talents go beyond that. At Saturday’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards he won the Favorite Celebrity Hidden Talent award for being able to roll his eyes in opposite directions (see “Usher, Hilary Duff, SpongeBob Take Home Orange Blimps From Kids’ Choice Awards” ).
“It’s all about the kids,” he said in his acceptance speech. “Trick love the kids.”