Flashback Friday: Jamie Foxx and Jason Weaver

Back in the mid-90s, R&B fans got quite a surprise when two of the era’s rising screen stars decided to step into the booth a pursue a career in music.

But due to fierce competition in the 90s music space, both albums flew under the radars of most fans.

How about we give them another spin this fine Friday?

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Jamie Foxx, Peep This (1994)

Eleven years before Jamie hit big with his album Unpredictable, his first stab at musical stardom began with Peep This. Looking back, there was lots of promise here and the album is actually much stronger than many of Foxx’s later releases. If you missed this one the first time around, give it another look. “Infatuation” alone is worth all the praise in the world.

Also check out:


“If You Love Me”

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Jason Weaver, Love Ambition (1995)

Young’ns may scoff now, but J-Weav was kind of like a big deal in the mid-90s, starring in several comedies along with voicing Simba in the Disney classic The Lion King and portraying Michael Jackson in the Jacksons miniseries. His ambitions for musical stardom didn’t quite pan out but it wasn’t for a lack of effort – his 1995 debut proved he put in work.

Also check out:

“All Up Into You”

“I Can’t Stand the Pain”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog. 


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