Tomorrow (Jan. 25), Foxx will be hosting his first musical special, Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable, on NBC, and while it will feature appearances by Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige, he says it will be influenced just as much by Carol Burnett and Kanye West.
In fact, he describes the show as like Burnetts 1970s variety special, but with an urban, hip hop feel.
The special centers on inspirational moments in the Oscar- winning actors life and he hopes the show is successful enough to inspire other artists to copy him and say, Maybe I should do this on my next album.
But that wont be easy. Foxx says there arent many artists who can act and sing, and he figures its because they live in the video world.
However, hes quick to say that all the artists who perform with him on his show can stand on a stage and command it.
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