That’s right. In a recent interview with HipHollywood.com, Will Smith revealed that Kanye West has been “pushing” him to get back into the recording studio and start pumping out some new tracks again.
In the interview, Smith says “I’ve been messing around with Kanye. We were in the studio a couple of times. I might get the bug. I’m not going to do it unless I get truly inspired, but ‘Ye’s been pushing me a little bit”.
Though more famously known now for his acting in such hit movies as Men in Black, Independence Day, Ali and I Am Legend, Smith actually got his start as a rapper in the late 80s. Together with his childhood friend Jeffrey Townes and the human beat box, Clarence Holmes, he formed the hip hop group, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, churning out hits such as “Parents Just Don’t Understand” and “Summertime”. His Fresh Prince persona attracted NBC who built the series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around Smith in 1990.
While Smith has continued to dabble in music, most notably the theme songs for his movies the original Men in Black and Wild Wild West along with 1998’s “Gettin’ Jiggy With It”, he hasn’t released any new material since his Lost and Found album in 2005. That album peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
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You can check out the interview with Smith below!