Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses [Deluxe]

Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses [Deluxe]

by Jamie Foxx

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Overview

Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses [Deluxe]

After the 2010 release of Best Night of My Life, Jamie Foxx put his music career to the side for the longest period since 2005's Unpredictable. When he returned in 2014 with "Party Ain't a Party," a collaboration with DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz, it was clear he was content to play the same role in R&B, as a partying loverman with winking punch lines, singing about shawties, booties, and twerking. The song didn't stick enough to make either the standard or the deluxe versions of Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses. Though follow-up release "Ain't My Fault" was relatively serious, it too was set in the club and failed to register on any Billboard chart, though it was placed on the deluxe edition. Some songs here, like the consecutive piano ballads "In Love by Now" and "Jumping Out the Window," do lack mischief, but Foxx otherwise continues to put forth quite an effort to prevent his audience's average age from reaching 30. Kid Ink, Wale, and Chris Brown are among his guests, and he snags producer Boi-1da for sleek tracks such as "Like a Drum," with lyrics that could just as easily be sung by someone half Foxx's age. The lighter, looser songs -- like a characteristically breezy contribution from Pharrell Williams, and a Cook Classics collaboration that immediately follows it -- happen to be the most memorable of all, even though they sound like the songs that required the least amount of thought to make. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2015
Label: Rca
UPC: 0888837603829
catalogNumber: 376038
Rank: 91750

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jamie Foxx   Primary Artist,Piano
Brent Paschke   Electric Guitar
Jacob Luttrell   Keyboards
Travis Sayles   Piano
Curt Chambers   Guitar
Kevin Cossom   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Composer
Lauren Christy   Composer
Jamie Foxx   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Mario Winans   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Ken Lewis   Composer
Erwin Gorostiza   Art Direction
Brian Springer   Vocal Engineer
Pharrell Williams   Composer,Producer
Jacob Luttrell   Composer
Vidal Davis   Composer,Producer
Peter Edge   Executive Producer
Andrew Coleman   Arranger,Engineer
Tobias Thomas   Composer
Eric Weaver   Recording Assistant
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Breyon Prescott   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Mitch Cohn   Composer,Engineer
Travis Sayles   Composer,Producer
Hart Gunther   Arranger,Engineer
Brent Kolatalo   Composer
Durrell Babbs   Composer
Chris Brown   Composer
Katalyst   Additional Production
Dave Clauss   Engineer
J. "Lonny" Bereal   Composer
Curt Chambers   Composer
Catalyst   Producer
Derek Garcia   Engineer
Kevin Cossom   Composer,Vocal Producer
Shy Carter   Composer
Serge Nudel   Vocal Engineer
James Ingram   Composer
Timothy Thomas   Composer
Olubowale Akintimehin   Composer
J-Rell   Producer
Theron Thomas   Composer,Vocal Producer
Lonny Bereal   Producer
Todd Muhammad   Composer
Frank Dukes   Composer,Producer
Boi-1DA   Producer
Mike Larson   Arranger,Engineer
Monarch   Producer
Cook Classics   Producer,Engineer
Matthew Samuels   Composer
Jordan Evans   Arranger,Composer,Additional Production
John Jackson   Composer
Dijon McFarlane   Composer,Producer
Andre Davidson   Composer
James "J-Doe" Smith   Composer
Michael McIntosh   Composer
Nell Brown   Engineer
Richard Wheeler   Composer
Sean Cahalin   Engineer
Miguel Pimentel   Composer
Joshua Scruggs   Composer
Syk Sense   Producer
William Lobban-Bean   Composer
Anderson Hernandez   Composer
Allen Ritter   Composer,Producer,Additional Production
Vinylz   Producer
Dakarai "Dg" Gwitira   Vocal Engineer
Brian Todd Collins   Composer
Mikely Adam   Composer,Producer
David "Awall" Olivis   Composer
Jerell A. Moore   Composer,Engineer
Dante Dow   Engineer
Sean "Sean D" Davidson   Composer
Miguel DaCruz   Recording Assistant

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