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  1. https://blackamericaweb.com/2024/02/19/will-smith-signs-on-for-role-in-thriller-sugar-bandits/?fbclid=IwAR0Pyeyrqec_DIrMqt5zyJWHugsKemXqzZfZijRXbTZAkg3pW1t1uCz9R5U TELEVISION Will Smith Signs On For Role In Thriller ‘Sugar Bandits’ Smith will play an Iraq veteran in the movie based on the book "Devils in Exile." Written bytonyapendleton Published onFebruary 19, 2024 Source: Eric Charbonneau / Getty Will Smith has found his next post-Oscar role in Sugar Bandits, a movie that’s been in development for over a decade. It’s based on the 2010 book Devils In Exile written by Chuck Hogan, who’s also writing the script as he did for The Town, also based on one of his books. Smith, 55, has several projects in the pipeline after winning an Oscar for the 2021 film King Richard, playing the father of Venus and Serena Williams. Of course, at the 2022 ceremony, he famously slapped presenter Chris Rock over a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. That moment has now been thoroughly dissected by Smith, Pinkett Smith and Rock between interviews, memoirs and Rock’s comedy special Selective Outrage. But even though he’s has been banned from the Oscars until 2031, Smith’s career continues with other high-profile projects. He’s doing the Bad Boys 4 project with Martin Lawrence, reprising their roles as Miami detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett respectively. He’s also confirmed a sequel to I Am Legend with Michael B. Jordan, as previously announced. Sugar Bandits is about a group of Iraq war veterans who start ripping off drug dealers in Boston while being hunted by both the DEA and the hitmen for another drug crew. Neal Maven is the book’s lead character, so it’s likely Smith is playing him as the announcement said he’d be leading the cast. No word on a director or release date yet. Sugar Bandits is being pitched to buyers at the European Film Market happening this week. Smith’s last film, Emancipation was done at Apple TV+, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The fictionalized story of the slave known as Whipped Peter, who escaped from the South to fight with the Union Army and was photographed with a pattern of whipped marks on his back, didn’t take with audiences and was called out for its historical inaccuracy. However, Smith did win an NAACP Image Award for the role. Will Smith Signs On For Role In Thriller ‘Sugar Bandits’ was originally published on cassiuslife.com
  2. Do you? Rewind to mid-late September 1999, Will Smith's single "Will2K" drops. A radio-ready Hip-Hop joint that samples The Clash's "Rock The Casbah". K-Ci added flava with his vocals. "Wild Wild West" was the unofficial lead into the Williennium era, before we knew the follow-up to Big Willie Style was ready to launch. "Freakin' It" was lined up as the first official single, but when "Will2K" was submitted, it was bumped. The song did well, getting radio play and lots of spins on MTV. The song's shelf life was extremely limited, giving it about two and a half months to blaze out since it had to do with Y2K. The song was performed live, then essentilaly dissolved from pop culture. *This video doesn't match up the audio with the video properly. Why doesn't Columbia or WillSmithVevo have the video properly uploaded? For me, I bump this every New Year's Eve. This time of year is a reminder of how good the song is. With age, and getting further from (so far) what were some of the best times of my life, it always takes me back to that time. It also causes me to keep Willennium on repeat for a few days. I'm just curious if many of you also revisit the song each New Year's.
  3. I really wish people posted in this. I wanna be introduced to new stuff and revisit old stuff. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT feat. CHUCK D and GRANDMASTER CAZ - Hip-Hop Saves Lives (2023)
  4. https://blackamericaweb.com/playlist/lets-not-forget-will-smith-has-hits-fans-salute-will-smith-after-a-grammy-salute-to-50-years-of-hip-hop-special/item/4/ Let’s Not Forget Will Smith Has Hits: Fans Salute Will Smith After A Grammy Salute To 50 Years of Hip Hop Special Written byEditor at Global Grind Published on December 11, 2023 Source: Frazer Harrison / Getty Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff reunite for a special salute to 50 years of Hip Hop with the Grammys on Sunday (Dec. 10). The two hour “A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop” special debuted on CBS and Paramount+, and fans are still shocked at their stellar performance. Let’s not forget, Will has the hits! Checkout a list of Will Smith’s hits inside. Grammy’s celebrated hip hop trailblazers and icons on Sunday during their special as the 50 Years of Hip Hop celebrations come to a close. The special marks the academy’s second time paying tribute to the genre, the first being a star-studded lineup that took place in February during the Grammy Awards ceremony. Throughout the two-hour special, rappers and DJs from all walks of life come together to celebrate the music that started in the Bronx in the 1970s and spread across the world, charting its impact through a strong lineup of rappers, beatboxers, dancers, DJs and presenters. The special, filmed at Inglewood’s YouTube Theater on Nov, 8, featured several performers spanning the entire 50 years of Hip Hop from across the globe. Artists who joined the celebration included Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Queen Latifah, Common, Public Enemy, Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, YG, Too Short, E-40, De La Soul, Akon, Black Thought, Nelly, Gunna and Chance the Rapper. The one notable moment fans can’t stop talking about is when Will Smith reunited with longtime friend and collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff for a medley of both solo and collaborative hits. Questlove, best known as the drummer for the Roots, gives a beautiful introduction to the rap duo, who were the first hip-hop act to receive a Grammy award for hip-hop in 1989 with “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Jazzy Jeff was situated behind his turntables on an elevated platform as Smith kicked it off with “Brand New Funk,” a record from their 1988 sophomore album, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper. They cycle through Will’s discography from “Getting’ Jiggy With It” and “Miami” to his beloved theme song from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Of course they kept it classic, concluding with a performance of their highest-charting single, “Summertime,” which earned them their second Grammy in 1992 for best rap performance by a duo or group. Will Smith celebrated the momentous occasion by sharing a few moments from the show and throwback clips to show what brought him to this moment.
  5. I watched this a few times earlier today. It just made it seem like all was right with the world. I feel like artists like DJ Jazzy Jeff + Fresh Prince, Arrested Development, and J.J. Fad never get the respect they're due, but they got it with this event. Speech from Arrested Development always said like he felt the group was on their own little island alone, rarely mentioned and rarely part of a bigger community. He said all those feelings went away when they recorded this event. It sounds like JJ+FP feels the same way. Speech is one of my favorite emcees, so seeing multiple pics with him and Will, and Will singing along to AD's song just filled my heart. I hope this helps get Hip-Hop music back on track. More than that, I hope this keeps JJ+FP working together and touring.
  6. "Never forget whose you are. This season is a time for us to remember. When the road gets rough, His plan is greater than anything we can make up. Find encouragement in the truth. He is always with us. Happy Holidays #AlliHave is on the way… creative direction + photography by Trokon V. Hill design by Sunahtah Jones" Her social media has had some posts with her singining and referring to her 1998 album, so I thought she might be dropping hints that something was coming..
  7. The pictures are flooding in on various artists' social media. It's all love and the Fresh Prince is home. The world has felt a little less broken in the last few hours.
  8. In the age of social media, the small minded, tacky, gossip-y thrive. They love to see turmoil. That will never change. Tabloids have milked the slap for all they can. Jada's recent interviews are essentially PR clickbait to get people to buy her book. In the event of those recent interviews, it's only made more people support Will. With the new podcast and other projects, he'll navigate it just fine.In the age of social media, the small minded, tacky, gossip-y thrive. They love to see tormoil. That will never change. Tabloids have milked the slap for all they can. Jada's recent interviews are essentially PR clickbait to get people to buy her book. In the event of those recent interviews, it's only made more people support Will. With the new podcast and other projects, he'll navigate it just fine.
  9. https://hiphopdx.com/news/will-smith-treach-date-pepa?fbclid=IwAR2gpa2tSsoVhNaKez_W5LyjUHG8fAoR4iiCmCQtBjMJNLVRo0g7UcwpCqU by RUTH HAWKINS Published on: Oct 28, 2023, 8:15 AM PDT Will Smith has been in the news lately due to his unconventional relationship with his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. But things may have played out differently with Salt-N-Pepa‘s Sandra Denton. In a new excerpt from Smith’s podcast Class of ’88 that features the star talking with Salt-N-Pepa, Denton — who toured with the Fresh Princeand his partner DJ Jazzy Jeff during the early days of their music career — shared that she went on a single date with Smith, and was intrigued by him, but denied his advances because she felt he was far too “nice.” “Okay, you were very nice,” she began recalling the date began with a drive in L.A. “This was the date you won and beat us out. You was so happy. You was like let’s go celebrate,” she said, referencing Smith’s first-ever Grammy win in 1989 where he and Jeff beat out Salt-N-Pepa and LL COOL J, who were also nominated in the rap category. “Then we were out and you saw a homeless person. You gave the homeless person $100. And it was so nice. Then, we went to the Hollywood sign,” she continued, as Smith recalled Pepa was on a break from her ex, Treach. “I think you and Treach had been broke up for a minute. So, in my mind when I was like trying to spit my game but I ain’t really have nothing. Cuz my concern was I was gonna get killed,” said Smith. It was a sentiment Salt agreed “was a legit concern,” a response that made everyone assembled crack up laughing. Check out the podcast excerpt here. Soon after catching wind of the clip, Treach himself took to socials where he addressed the situation by poking fun at the Chris Rock-Smith slapping incident. “”KEEP MY NAME CONCERNING MY EX-BITCH OUT YO ****ING MOUTH”!! [laughing emoji],” he captioned a post in which he reshared a headline about the story. Denton’s comments echo a 2009 interview with Global Grind where she elaborated on her regret. “I thought Will was really cute, and we would hang out a lot on the road. He liked to take care of me and never let me spend a dime. He was that kind of guy, real generous,” said Pepa, explaining the tour together while competing in Hip Hop contests. “I sometimes kick myself when I think about what could have been. He was so nice to me, but I really wasn’t feeling him. I guess I couldn’t appreciate a nice guy like Will Smith. He wasn’t thug enough. I was attracted to thugs and hoodlums. Will was too nice to me,” she added. News of Smith and Denton’s missed connection comes amid the chaos unleashed on the rapper-actor’s marriage after his wife, Pinkett-Smith, made a series of shocking revelations about their relationship to promote her new memoir Worthy — including that they’ve been secretly separated for 7-years. However, the pair are reportedly working on making their way back to each other.
  10. https://hiphopdx.com/news/will-smith-hotter-than-2pac-wack-100?fbclid=IwAR3GJjzzraEYa3b3l9PXA7RxzbezdHb4Kb2LPkEpKAuk9JgbZgRfI-VACHc MATT WINKELMEYER/GETTY IMAGES | RON GALELLA COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES | UNIQUE NICOLE/GETTY IMAGES WILL SMITH WAS A ‘HOTTER’ RAPPER THAN 2PAC IN THE ’90S, ARGUES WACK 100 by KARAN SINGH Published on: Oct 18, 2023, 1:00 PM PDT Will Smith was a way better rapper than 2Pac, according to Wack 100, who made his point with a complete lack of restraint. During an interview with DCTHETRUTH that premiered on Sunday (October 15), the manager and entrepreneur went off while addressing comparisons between Smith and the late legend. In doing so, he made sure to give the Fresh Prince his flowers. “Put some respect on Will Smith name, bro,” he began. “The only thing ‘Pac did better than Will was got killed better in real life. Other than that, he can’t **** with Will on nothing. Music-wise, Will was hotter than ‘Pac. Will was hotter than ‘Pac before ‘Pac was hot — this a fact.” About the rapper-turned-actor also elevating DJ Jazzy Jeff during his ascension, he added: “And guess what? He did something ‘Pac didn’t do. Ya’ll ready for this one? He put his DJ on. What’s ‘Pac DJ name? What’s Will Smith DJ name?” Check out the full interview below: With Jada Pinkett Smith doing a press tour for her upcoming book, Worthy, Will Smith and 2Pac’s names have been coming up a lot given her proximity to both at different times in her life. Most recently, the 52-year-old said that she believes both titans could’ve been close friends had the Death Row MC survived the fatal 1996 Las Vegas shooting. The Matrix actor sat down with Jay Shetty for an episode of his On Purpose podcast earlier this week, during which she predicted their bond had things turned out differently. She also explained that the California legend lent his stamp of approval when she started dating Will, without saying a word. “If ‘Pac had survived Vegas, he and Will would’ve ended up being really good friends,” she said. “They would’ve had a lot to offer each other. Funny enough, Will was the only person when I started dating him, ‘Pac never said anything. “If I dated anybody else, ‘Pac had something to say. He didn’t think anybody was good enough, which I understand. But when I started dating Will, he didn’t say anything. Which meant to me, in his own way, he approved. He didn’t say anything. Not a word, which made me believe he approved.”
  11. Yesterday I saw the article Okayplayer posted about this. I kind of figured the upcoming podcast was going to serve as a catalyst for something related to music. Admittedly, I'm not exactly a Joyner Lucas fan. I just hope this won't be an album that is filled with murky, soulless, modern beats and tired modern rap flows.
  12. When I saw this, my heart leapt. He'll finally be in his musical element, getting love from peers. Maybe he'll create a mini song for it. If we get new music, this podcast will likely be the catalyst for it.
  13. https://atlantablackstar.com/2023/08/16/will-smith-helps-janet-hubert-through-ongoing-actors-strike-following-their-27-year-feud/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2SIrMxDyG9Q6ByaGpnIQ5ixh5q7944oF7JgajI55ptPtj__qYXqWpuF6A#Echobox=1692212758 ‘That’s The Least He Could Do’: Fans Praise Will Smith for ‘Helping’ Janet Hubert Through Ongoing Actors’ Strike, Years After Ending Their 27-Year Feud Posted byBy Rachel George | Published on: August 16, 2023 CommentsComments (0) The ongoing writers’ and actors’ strike has affected many, including acting veteran Janet Hubert, aka the Original Aunt Viv. Despite the success of her role on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” she was recast due to rumors of a rift with Smith, who previously agreed that she was challenging to work with in the 1990s. The pair ultimately reconciled in 2020 during the sitcom’s reunion special, where Hubert revealed that she blamed Smith for the fallout from her career. Janet Hubert says Will Smith has been “helping” her through the writers’ and actors’ strike, years after ending their feud on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion special. (Photo: @willsmith/Instagram) But now it seems that the two are in a much better place. “You guys don’t go ballistic on Will anymore because we’re good,” she said during a session on Instagram Live. “We really are.” Hubert said that as an act of good faith, Smith has been supporting her as fellow actors from SAG/AFTRA and screenwriters from the Writer’s Guild of America picket studios, protesting a litany of issues ranging from fair compensation to streaming rights to health care. Related: Janet Hubert Watches Her First Will Smith Movie Since Their Reconciliation, Says She Wants to See More Due to the strike, she had been unable to speak about past or future projects, as during the strike talent can’t speak on projects that are under contract and at issue. She added that the “I Am Legend” star has been “helping” her in many ways during this time, especially with her animated series “JG and the BC Kids.” “You’ll be happy to know that he’s helping me. He’s helping me get JG out there and giving me support,” she said. Hubert said she is “striking,” but she will not be marching or picketing due to recovering from a foot reconstruction surgery. She added that she’s had to call and “check” on her health-care benefits as a senior SAG member. “The union is not really allowing us to go out and tell anything about what’s happening and why we’re striking. So people always think we’re all rich,” said the 67-year-old. “We’re not all rich and SAG, the strike is affecting all of us and it’s very hard not to be able to work.” She continued, “Our residuals that we make on shows that we’ve done years ago, like ‘Fresh Prince,’ are not counted as income. But the IRS counts everything we do as income and so we are taxed as such.” The “Sweet Magnolias” star explained that SAG members are allowed to talk about their independent projects but they must get “clearance” from the organization first. “I will participate more fully when we are allowed to be seniors who are respected. ‘Cause right now, they want us all to go on Medicare or we’re just not even gonna give you health coverage.” Janet Hubert Praises Will Smith for Supporting Her Through Ongoing Writers' and Actors' Strike Hubert went on to share that more than just the actors and writers of film and television sets have been affected, noting “all the makeup and hair people, the wardrobe people, the set people, the carpenters, the food service people.” She later stressed that she was happy the aftermath of her and Smith’s fallout died down, after years of claiming she was black-balled by the industry. She even defended him slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars over a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. “All I ever wanted back was my reputation and my name and that’s priceless, guys. That’s priceless,” said Hubert. Fans were excited about Smith and Hubert seemingly being in a much better place, though she attacked him and his movie roles in the media for years. “Glad to know Will is helping aunt Viv!!!” “It is good to see will Smith helping doing the strike.” “That’s the least he could do. He wrongly fired her from the Fresh Prince, aided in her being blackballed and cancelled in Hollywood. She has never fully recovered from being crucified.”
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