Monday was Jamie Foxx’s 43rd birthday, and he celebrated it on Ellen with a performance of a new track, “Fall for Your Type,” from his forthcoming album Best Night of My Life (scheduled for release December 21).
Foxx is accompanied by a full band, backup singers and two female dancers in this clip for “Fall,” a gentle ballad driven by surprisingly thundering drums. Drake comes onstage mid-song to deliver his verse, flirts with one of the dancers while he raps and hangs around for the song’s conclusion.
During the interview segment, Foxx joked around with Ellen about how aggressively he’s going to celebrate his birthday. “I’m gonna get arrested!” he said. “I want to get arrested. I celebrate all month. … It’ll be January 13th and I’ll be like, ‘It’s my birthday!'”
In addition, Rap-Up.com posted “Yep Dat’s Me,” a hard-grinding track from the album that features guest spots from Soulja Boy and Ludacris. Driven by a plinking keyboard hook, tinny electronic drums and a throbbing, speaker-rattling low end, it’s a surprisingly hard track for the suave Foxx. Soulja Boy chants the song’s title as the chorus while Ludacris brings the humor as usual with his guest spot: “Nightcrawlin’ Luda, cruisin’ in that Maybach/ Comin’ down the street in that Kawasaki 1400 lookin’ like Cyclops.”
An earlier version of the song with a rap from T.I. in the place of Luda’s hit the Internet a few weeks ago.
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Ellen Celebrates Jamie Foxx’s Birthday! [Ellen DeGeneres Show]