Jamie Foxx credits his teenage daughter with guiding his music career, because she encouraged him to work with younger artists including Drake and Soulja Boy.
The singer/actor released “Best Night of My Life” earlier this month (Dec10) and admits his new sound was inspired by his daughter Corinne. He tells the Associated Press,
“When I first started, I was doing this little slow music, like R&B, and my daughter walked in and said, ‘What you doing?’ and I said, ‘I’m working on my album’. She said, ‘I hope you don’t put that on there, you gonna put everyone to sleep’.”
Following the comment from the 15 year old, Foxx decided to approach younger artists, including Drake, Soulja Boy and T.I., for collaborations – and he’s convinced they’ve helped revolutionise his sound. He adds,
“She said listen… reach out, so I reached out to these young cats and they really allowed me to keep the integrity… they said here’s how we simplify it, here’s how we get it in the club, here’s how we make it relevant to have it played on the radio.
“People like Drake were really instrumental in doing that and a lot of times in order to be successful in music you have to listen and allow other people to steer you in the right direction.”
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