Sometimes we get super nostalgic for Kanye's first album, when Jamie Foxx and Twista and Yeezy were all bros and clearly just having a good time messing around being underdogs. Jamie Foxx was the comedian taking a stab at being a sex god (which in itself was both intentionally and accidentally funny), and superstardom was just a twinkle in Kanye's recently-hospitalized eye—it all felt so innocent then, no expectations. Six years later, Kanye is basically the pharaoh of the world, and Jamie Foxx is somewhere between R. Kelly and, um, Rick Ross (!) in lady-pleasing sex godliness. Who are we? "Living Better Now," from Foxx's new album Body (naturally), is slinky, minimal and legit sexy, convincing enough to let either of these dudes give you a ride home in the 'Rarri. Biggie sample doesn't hurt: Drop top BMs/I'm the man, girlfriend. Yes indeed.
October 15, 2010