Kanye West and Jamie Foxx talk about creating Slow Jamz at the reunion and make new music together
Kanye West and Jamie Foxx took a walk down memory lane to discuss how their collaboration on their classic Slow Jamz came about nearly two decades ago.
The two stars reunited for a powwow on Saturday, which was documented in a short video posted to Ye’s Instagram page, though he deleted it soon after.
Their weekend reunion may have been a promotional plot, as it came three days after Act 2 of West’s three-part documentary, Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, released on Netflix.
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Reunited! Kanye West and Jamie Foxx took a walk down memory lane and talked about making the classic hit, Slow Jamz, during a get-together on Saturday
Among the highlights of the documentary are archival footage of West in the broken down recording studio Slow Jamz for Foxx before he takes the mic to record his vocal part for the air.
The new 34-second clip of the two stars has also sent fans into a frenzy due to their revelation that they are returning to the studio to record new music together.
“Look how it happened baby…Yo man, we’re cooking,” Foxx says, referring to footage of their younger selves creating the Slow Jamz in Ye documentary.
The actor and singer continues, “I told you man back then you’re all hungry, and now look at us.” There’s a reason we bumped into each other.
Ye chimes in while staring straight into the camera, “God has a plan, definitely,” to which Foxx quickly adds, “Definitely,” then addresses the fans directly, “I can’t wait for you all to see the next step.’
New music! In the new 34-second clip, Foxx more than hinted that they were returning to the studio to record new music together
It’s all in the plan: “God definitely has a plan,” West said after Foxx explained how hungry the team was in 2003, when Slow Jamz was made: “There’s a reason why we crossed paths ‘
New music confirmed: Producer and songwriter Breyon Prescott raised the bar for new music by posting West and Foxx’s new music video to his Instagram page, where he promised there would be ‘new music”
Producer and songwriter Breyon Prescott raised the bar for new music by posting the clip to his Instagram page.
“We just hung up the phone we’re about to make some more history and hits @kanyewest @iamjamiefoxx,” he wrote in the caption. ‘LET’S GO GUYS!!! TRUST ME NEW MUSIC ON THE ROAD. !!! #GODSTIMING @Netflix DOC IS ICONIC!!!!’
A day earlier, Foxx explained the background to the creation of Slow Jamz on Instagram, in an effort to dispel all the myths that have been circulating for about 19 years.
“I’ve been telling the story of the birth of slow jams for years…To the point that some people thought I was making it up…But now the whole world can see this magical moment,” he said. he explained in the caption.
His take: A day earlier, the Oscar-winning actor explained the background to making Slow Jamz on Instagram, in a bid to dispel any myths about it
Creation of Slow Jamz: Foxx described Ye as a visionary, hungry artist and credited Prescott with bringing it all together in the creation of Slow Jamz
Passionate: Foxx credits Prescott (pictured) with bringing the Slow Jamz project together
According to the Oscar-winning actor, Prescott brought West to his home and he quickly “captivated us with a quick freestyle.”
‘He [Ye] then told me he had a song but he had nowhere to cut it… I said bro you’re lucky I have a studio in my back room it’s yours… We knew the doors closed in Kanye’s face… But I had an open door policy for those who want to relentlessly pursue their artistic dream,” he shared of the experience.
“We walked into this little studio and did some massive things…We were both determined and hungry to do something legendary in music…and we did it,” Foxx said of the end result of Slow Jamz, which is now widely considered an all-time classic track.
He ended the post by reminiscing how he wishes “we could go back to those times when it was all about the music, all the fun…we’re always hungry.” And my door is always open… blessings bro… @therealbreyonprescott you made this possible bro!!! #slowjamz #music @netflix.’
How it happened: According to the Oscar-winning actor, Prescott brought West to his home and he quickly ‘captivated us with a fast-paced freestyle,’ which can be seen in Act 2 of West’s three-part documentary – jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy – released on Netflix on February 23rd
Classic story to classic tune: West can also be seen explaining the background to Slow Jamz for Foxx, who then went to his studio to cut his vocals for the catchy chorus
Slow Jamz was released in 2004 on West’s debut album The College Dropout and Twista’s Kamikaze LP.
The songwriters were credited to Twista (born Carl Terrell Mitchell), Burt Bacharach and Hal David, along with West, who also produced it.
It samples Luther Vandross’ cover of Dionne Warwick’s song A House Is Not A Home (1964) and contains genres of hip hip, pop rap, soul and R&B.
Can Foxx hear deliver the song’s catchy chorus, which includes an interlude from Aisha Tyler and West, who also raps on Verse one. Twista sings verses two and three.
At the helm: West is credited as a producer on Slow Jamz, which was released in 2004 on his debut album The College Dropout and Twista’s Kamikaze LP.
Double Duty: Slow Jamz was the lead single from Twista’s fourth studio album
After its release, Slow Jamz peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, which turned out to be the top charts for Twista, West, and Foxx.
It was then nominated for Best Rap/Singing Collaboration at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in 2005.
Ye’s documentary was released in three feature films, with Act 1, dubbed Vision, debuting at Sundance and in theaters on February 10 before hitting Netflix on February 16.
Act 2, titled Purpose, was released Wednesday, February 23 on Netflix, while Act 3, Awakening, debuted March 2 on the streaming service.
Coming soon: Act 3 of the documentary Ye, Awakening, debuts March 2 on the streaming service