- Will Smith just made an appearance on a remix to the Joyner Lucas song “Will.”
- The internet was amazed by the 51-year-old’s skill.
- There are plenty of rappers today who could use a mentorship session from the Fresh Prince, but these three need it the most.
Will Smith was trending on Friday for doing what he does best: rapping.
The Fresh Prince dropped a verse on the remix to a Joyner Lucas track called “Will.” In the music video to the original song, Lucas dressed up like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and rapped about how he’s “feeling like Will.” He proceeds to reference nearly every Will Smith movie in the catalog.
Lucky for us, Will Smith just joined him to tell us what it’s actually like to be Will.
Will Smith Still Has ‘It’
The 51-year-old proved he still has it by dominating this remix. Check out his verse:
As this is Twitter user says, his “breath control, cadence, flow are all A1.”
But as Will Smith makes abundantly clear, he’s been doing this for a long time:
Back before there was streaming sales
Way before the iTunes and the fans had to get CDs still
Sixty million records sold
I was on fire – I ain’t even need a grill
He’s right. Will Smith was one of the best rappers alive back in the late eighties and early nineties. His classic debut album (back when he was still the Fresh Prince) Rock the House was the spark that ignited his unforgettable career.
His track, produced by his legendary partner DJ Jazzy Jeff, “Girls Ain’t Nothin But Trouble,” featured storytelling on par with the legendary Slick Rick.
Smith released a few more albums before he became a star actor. Slick Rick continued rapping and became unequivocally known as the godfather of storytelling rap. Who’s to say Will Smith couldn’t have had a similar impact if he stayed the course with hip-hop?
He would’ve had a hard time overcoming his “clean” image, which he addresses in his latest verse.
Did all with no cusswords
I ain’t have to curse…