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OOOOOOHHHHH!! i've actually been listening to willennium lately btw...

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19 hours ago, fan 4ever said:

Damnit Tim.... why are you getting my hopes up! Hahaha.... fingers crossed that something happens!

Until we see a video of them in the studio I retain a healthy skepticism haha

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march will be 13 years since lost and found dropped which means a generation of fans are now unfamiliar with will as a hip hop artist, this is the last chance for jjfp to be relevant in hip hop...

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Will Smith Says He & DJ Jazzy Jeff Have Been Working For The Past 6 Months

HOLLYWOOD, CA – 2017 was another monumental year for Will Smith. Bad Boys 3: Bad Boys For Life and Bad Boys 4 have been announced, he was cast to reprise Robin Williams’ epic role as Genie in the Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin reboot, his son Jaden dropped one of the best debut albums that Hip Hop has heard in quite some time with SYRE, and most pressingly, his Netflix exclusive movie Bright is aiming to redefine the way we digest cinema. 

HipHopDX was able to catch up with the Fresh Prince at the press conference for his straight-to-Netflix debut to discuss the film, the current political state of our country, his career as a rapper, and his kids.

As a dual threat in music and film, we haven’t heard a peep from Big Willie on wax since 2005 (outside of his widely panned EDM-meets-riddim collision course “Get Lit” with DJ Jazzy Jeff back in October). However, we could all see that change in the next year.

“I’ve been sniffing around it,” Will tells HipHopDX when asked about the potential to return to music full-time. “I’ve been getting hyped about it. It [has] been a minute. I’ve been full in the actor’s mind so me and Jeff start going out a little bit in the last six-to-eight months [and] we’ve been doing something. I just gotta find that lane; find that way back in. It’s a part of my heart. I love it. I make records all the time. I got a ton of stuff that I make at the house. It’s just not stuff that I’m hyped about to be able to feel comfortable letting it into the world. I’m trying to find that inspiration, that thing that sparks me to get back [to music].”

It’s a rarely celebrated fact but DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince were the first winners of Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance back in 1989. The fact they’re still willing to get busy in the studio speaks volumes for their love for the culture.

In his musical absence, Will and Jada’s children have been waving the Smith family flag. Willow released her latest Roc Nation-backed album The 1st this past Halloween and Jaden’s album SYRE is one of the more refreshing rap albums of 2017. HipHopDX praised the project for its “soaring harmonies and dark, moody production” and Jaden’s penchant for brooding lyrics in the official album review. 

With a household full of lyrical ability, Will explains his sonic connection with his kids and how they inspire him: “No, I’m way better than them,” Will jokingly quips when asked if he’s competitive with his kids. “That’s a joke, not competitive. When I see those kids they actually inspire me. I don’t feel like Jada and I were teaching [it] but Jaden, of all the people I’ve ever met in my life, I’ve met very few people who legitimately do not care what people think. I’m looking in his eyes and I’m like, ‘You have to care a little bit.’ It is unadulterated freedom that I’m actually jealous of. He is so absolutely [and] thoroughly comfortable being him in a way that I had 20 years ago. But what happens when you start to get successful [is that] you get worked into a lane [and] your lane starts to feel comfortable and it gets a little scary to come out when you’re not going to ring the bell, necessarily, that people want rung. When I’m watching Jaden and it’s like I just love that freedom. He’s inspiring me in a really unique and special way. As a parent, it makes me really proud.”

Read the entire article on https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.45483/title.will-smith-says-he-dj-jazzy-jeff-have-been-working-for-the-past-6-months

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this is a promising sign, will should just leak more music though as i've said for so long, he needs to have more of an online presence, take notes from Jeff.

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Will talks music on Australian morning talk show:

The interview also provided a casual backdrop to discuss potential music. Starting his career as a rapper, Smith said that he will definitely be experimenting with releasing music on his social media. The star praised Twitter and Instagram for the short-form nature of their audio and video uploads, and has told fans to stay tuned.

Source: https://celebmix.com/will-smith-talks-new-film-bright-music-fresh-prince/



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