Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his 2004 portrayal of Ray Charles, but in a new Verizon commercial he channels a more contemporary musician — sort of. The fresh spot, which aired during Sunday’s broadcast of the NBA Finals, features Foxx rapping an alternate version of Future’s “F— Up Some Commas” titled “I Got Verizon.”
Simple enough, right? Except despite his dreads and wide-brimmed hat, Foxx isn’t really imitating the 32-year-old hip-hop sensation. “Call me the Past, my son is Future,” Foxx says at the commercial’s start. “I taught the boy everything.” And to avoid any ambiguity, text in the bottom corner of the spot — which debuted on Father’s Day — lists the artist as “Jamie Foxx a.k.a. Past (Future’s Father).”
Let’s keep our eyes peeled for any upcoming collaborations between Future and Past.