Jamie Foxx Gives Us the Backstory on Django’s ‘100 Black Coffins’

Jamie Foxx may be an Academy Award–winning actor (and likely suiting up as supervillian Electro in the next Spider-Man) — but he’s not above rapping on the red carpet. In fact, he did just that for Vulture last night, at MoMA’s Tribute to Quentin Tarantino. We asked Foxx, who plays the titular escaped slave in the director’s forthcoming Django Unchained, about producing the whistle-heavy "100 Black Coffins" for Rick Ross. (The film's soundtrack marks the first time Tarantino has commissioned original songs for a score, and Foxx said the director "knew everything about Rick Ross" by the time the Miami rapper arrived on set.) "I did some studying," Foxx told us. "And back in the day, when you whistle in Westerns, that meant it was on." Read More...



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