Last fall, Will Smith revisited his love for hip-hop for the first time in 10 years, appearing on the remix of Bomba Estéreo’s “Fiesta.” During a recent segment on the BBC talk show “The Graham Norton Show,” the 47-year-old actor revealed his plans for a bigger music comeback, which includes new music and a reunion tour with, fellow “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star DJ Jazzy Jeff.
“We’ve recorded about 25 songs and have four or five I actually like,” said Smith, who last released an album in 2005. “Jeff and I will be back here [in the U.K.] this summer to do shows, real shows.”
In October 2015, the Focus star made similar comments on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio on Apple Music, revealing he has “probably” recorded about 30 songs and he and Jazz planned to hit the road for their first world tour this summer. “I’m terrified,” said Smith, adding, “I’m really ready, man, I got a whole lotta heart to share and I’m excited about getting it into my music.”
In 1989, the longtime collaborators nabbed a Grammy Award for best rap performance for their hit song, “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” While they have reunited for small performances over the years, including their 2014 performance at a Las Vegas pool party, where they got the crowd going with their 1991 single, “Summertime,” this is the first major move for the duo in over two decades.
Fans know far too well, that Smith’s popular role on the ’90s hit series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alongside his partner in rhyme, Jazzy, led to major acting gigs — notably his breakthrough role in Independence Day. Later on, he went on to star in the Men in Black franchise and received Oscar nods for his performances in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. In other words, everything this man touches turns into gold. A reunion tour could be just what the Hollywood hunk needs to take his career to the next level.
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