Album Review: Jamie Foxx - Intuition

Posted by Mack of Sound-Savvy On 9:45 AM

Artist: Jamie Foxx
Album: Intuition
Release Date: 12.16.08

Jamie Foxx can be called a lot of things, but one thing’s for certain: there’s no shortage of talent in his camp. He may be best known for his comedy and acting abilities, but he’s showing just as much growth behind the mic as he’s shown on the big screen. Intuition follows up his 2005 sophomore release Unpredictable and effectively propels Foxx back into the music realm. I particularly like the flow of this album; the hip-hop flavored up-tempo tracks start the show, then he moves into the sensual mid-tempos and brings it all together on the erotic slow jams towards the end of the album.

Timbaland shows why he’s one of the hottest producers in the game by contributing a killer beat to I Don’t Need It. T.I. keeps it cool and relaxed on the lead single Just Like Me while Lil Wayne adds some heat to Number One, a track hefty with swag from the New Orleans-bred rapper alongside Foxx. T-Pain steps up to the mic with Foxx on the club banger Blame It, a spirited toast to the effects of spirits and Kanye West along with the Dream team up for the second single Digital Girl, a look at the latest craze of cyber/digital sex.

In true R&B fashion, Intuition totally delivers on its slower tracks. The late night lovers can indulge their carnal fantasies with tracks like Weekend Lover, Slow and my personal favorite, Freakin’ Me with Floetry songstress Marsha Ambrosius. Freakin’ Me is a passionate duet that brings life to the hidden intimate desires of the masses – time to commence the baby making with this one! On tracks like Overdose and Rainman Foxx takes the role of the forlorn lover, desperate and almost whiny over the breakup.

There’s no doubt that this album surpasses his previous release in the fact that it’s just stepped up in every way. The wider selection of producers adds some variety, but there’s still a heavy presence from Tricky and The Dream throughout. You’ll also find an absence of old school sampling, which gives the album a much fresher feel, while it maintains the elements of good R&B music with Foxx’s penetrating vocals and his mature subject matter. Props to Mr. Foxx on outdoing himself once again by simply following his own intuition…

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Jamie Foxx - Digital Girl
Video: Jamie Foxx feat. T.I. - Just Like Me

-Mack-

3 comments and counting...

  1. bshepjr Said,

    lmao, odara said slow is better than freakin me....

    to which i politely told her to STFU

    THEN
    she said freakin me aint SEXY

    WTF?

    Posted on December 23, 2008 at 12:11 PM

     
  2. ODARA Said,

    *sigh* I don't know why I continue making the effort to explain Good vs Mediocre music to ninjas who probably own Soulja Boy mixtapes...SMH

    Posted on December 23, 2008 at 10:21 PM

     
  3. bshepjr Said,

    lmao, he's from your city so that explains A LOT

    Posted on December 24, 2008 at 4:51 AM

     

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