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Bob last won the day on May 7 2013

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  1. The Ringer went in on Will for his patented "I will do a live impromptu performance of my hits every time I need to market a movie". This performance on Colbert ranked pretty high on their rankings. (This is a separate article from the Ringer article I just posted about him being the original gangster on the Ringer's site). https://theringer.com/will-smith-suicide-squad-fresh-prince-4d1662ed7b36#.6u1p0y2lh
  2. Didn't see this posted yet on the forum (if so, apologies). With the frustration abound about Will's lack of engagement in the music scene, I thought I'd share this article from the Ringer (the heir to Grantland, the niche sports and pop culture site). It got me on a positive note about the Fresh Prince. Much of what it discusses is what we've mused about on the forum for years, but I thought it'd make people smile, as it did for me. Some of his rhymes would be pretty shocking if he did them today given his brand. Anyway - enjoy: https://theringer.com/will-smith-started-as-a-gangsta-
  3. This is amazing. I can't believe from Da south is what he remembers?!?! Jeff is absolutely right. That's nuts. Thanks for making this site it keeping it running. And indulging some of us when we weren't so versed in hip hop (I remember debating Ludacris as a social commentator - hahaha). Fun times.
  4. Good read. It actually reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend about how Will and Dwayne Johnson ("The Rock") have, in different ways, faced parallel struggles. I'd be interested to see if anyone else agrees with this: Will balanced music and film to great success when his movies were blockbusters. As his focus shifted to Oscar-worthy leads, Will's demeanor about the music industry soured, in a play for respect and credibility in the eyes of Hollywood's critics. He no longer was a duo with Jeff, as their collaborations for movie premiers became a novelty rather than a true collaborati
  5. I'm still cynical to a degree that I'd put actual the over/under on actual Jeff beats at maybe 2 songs on the whole album. I hope I'm wrong and that it's much more.
  6. ​I'm very much of the same opinion. He doesn't need to preach it, per se, but I think that there's no gain or benefit to him doing it, so why start now? I almost think he didn't say the word completely, but the point remains that he has so much equity built up in how he's approached rhyming that I would hate to see it dropped. Especially now that people have really moved away from hard lyrics. No one is clamoring for the G-Unit types anymore. If anything, much of popular hip hop has gotten over the "coolness" of a curse. ​what about the success of the straight up compton movie and the success
  7. ​Yeah, really I have to say I'm happily eating my own words. I remember one time deep in the archives of this forum I was exasperated and was ranting something to the effect of "there's no chance. He's commented dismissively about it, he's shooting for an Oscar and therefore has lost all appetite. And AJ was steadfast in the "you never know, he's got it in his blood." Funny enough, Will's performance in Concussion and therefore it's consideration for Oscar season is going to squarely hit the same timing as his return to music. ....So in a sense, what do I know lol.
  8. Bob

    HI GUYS!

    Welcome back (from a fellow absentee)...It's great to see the community going strong. I hate when I disappear myself but it's that much more reassuring to see everyone here holding down the fort.
  9. I'm going to do everything in my power to be front row for a Philly show. I may also do a Chicago show, as I'm out here for business school. I kicked myself for missing Live 8 in hindsight.
  10. ​I'm very much of the same opinion. He doesn't need to preach it, per se, but I think that there's no gain or benefit to him doing it, so why start now? I almost think he didn't say the word completely, but the point remains that he has so much equity built up in how he's approached rhyming that I would hate to see it dropped. Especially now that people have really moved away from hard lyrics. No one is clamoring for the G-Unit types anymore. If anything, much of popular hip hop has gotten over the "coolness" of a curse.
  11. AHHHHHHH!!!! This is awesome. When I saw the post on facebook, I thought it was some kind of "oh here's a song he did ten years ago." Then I reread...and reread. and then listened. And listened again. And then went to his site. Somethings happening. This is amazing. You guys rock to have this forum still running. So so hyped for more Fresh Prince music. What's interesting is the same type of buzz for this song is the buzz we saw for Switch. I distinctly remember radio hosts saying "this is different and could be hard to put down". The same type of curiosity is playing out now. (Side Note: Thi
  12. Wait - was this the willywood verse? I listened to each one and it must have been lesser parts of the rap, because I didn't hear the infamous "Take the H out of Hollywood..."
  13. Haha that delay was priceless. Good to hear from him.
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