Actor, singer, Jamie Foxx, stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday (May 24) to talk about the time he roasted Mike Tyson to his face and his excitement about his new show called Beat Shazam.
“This is crazy, man,” Foxx told Fallon of Beat Shazam, in which the most music-knowledgeable contestants are challenged to beat Shazam. “We’ve been trying to get this on for like two and a half, three years.”
In January of this year, executive producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) touted Foxx’s natural talent for such a show. “Jamie is a quadruple-threat and creative genius,” Burnett said. “He is an incredible actor, comedian, singer, and dancer. Also, his musical knowledge is so great that he could probably… BEAT SHAZAM.”
After learning about the new show that starts on June 1, 7pm central on Fox, Jamie battled against the host for the inaugural edition of his Musical Genre Challenge.
Foxx was challenged to a Broadway musical version of Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” and an opera version of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Foxx even swooped in with the assist during the host’s 1960s rock version of Migos’ “Bad and Boujee.”
Check it out below.