I read two books, and here is my opinion.
Just The Facts Biographies - Will Smith by Matt Doeden
This is a really nice book ! Very complete, well explained, a full of details. The pictures are really nice too. The global presentation is very good. Each step of Will's life is explained in detail, each movie, each album.
In short, this is a really good book !
Hip-Hop - Will Smith by Jim Corrigan
I read this one after the other, and maybe it was a mistake. The pictures are really good, really nice (I think it is a little bit better than the other book, which is really good). Problems are in texts. The presentation is superb.
But the contain of texts is not really good. The chronology used is really weird. Sometimes, they talk about something, and it's like they need to finish the hole story, even if the end of the story is in a few years. For example, when they talk about 1998. They say that Will & Jada got a son, and then, they say "and two years later, they got a girl, Willow". And then, they talk about music and movies from 1998.
A lot of things are like that. Chrnology is not really good.
I noticed a big mistake : Their debut album Rock the House, arrived in music stores, in early 1987. It contained the single "Parents Just Don't Understand", a song that would proper DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince to stardom.
There is not a lot of detail. Or, I must say, it's not egal. Sometimes there is details, sometimes there is just one line, nothing more (for example, they just say that he made two movies, Men In Black II and Bad Boys II. And this is it for the two movies). SOmetimes, there is some details, but it's like they don't know how to write it and how to come to it. So there is a sentence, and when we read it, it's quite weird.
There is a good point in the Internet Resources : www.jazzyjefffreshprince.com The unofficial Web site of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. It contains a wealth of information about the hip-hop duo and their respective solo careers. :D
I will not tell you "don't buy this book", this is not a bad book (maybe the things I wrote can give this impression) but if you can buy just one, I'll tell you "buy the other" !