“The Recent Prince” himself, Will Smith, has returned to dropping rhymes in Joyner Lucas’ “Will” remix on Friday, Could 15.
Within the up to date model of the final Will Smith tribute, Joyner Lucas set the beat and temper earlier than Smith dusted his timeless rapping expertise with completely measured verses that match proper within the tune’s unique beat. Lucas returns on the final half to sing his refrain, a becoming closure to his idol’s sizzling verses.
“You feelin’ like me?/ I really feel like a prince that turned to a king,” the “Males in Black” actor started. Smith then took the chance to pay tribute to his idols in return, together with peace icon Nelson Mandela, NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving, and boxing icon Muhammad Ali.
“I really like that you just assume that I am excellent, however I had loads of errors and burdens,” The Recent Prince continued earlier than expressing gratitude to his grandma, who “all the time guided me once I was searchin’.”
Smith then gave his fan Lucas a proverbial pat within the again with the final verse, saying that he “wasn’t made to lose” and that he is additionally a legend within the making. May also assured Joyner that his son can be nice, too. Will Smith fathers three kids – Trey from his first marriage with Sheree Zampino and Willow and Jaden with Jada Pinkett-Smith. Joyner Lucas, then again, has a son referred to as Joyner Messiah with Carmen Julissa Ayala.
“Brick by brick, buildin’ a wall that nobody might break/Flip by flip, glad I might assist so you can be straight,” Smith rapped, referencing his Charlie Rose interview that additionally served as a smooth outro on the unique observe.
Lucas first launched “Will” on March 23, as a tribute to his childhood hero. The music video featured the “ADHD” rapper operating via his verses in several roles performed by Will Smith, beginning with “The Recent Prince of Bel-Air” to the remake of Disney’s “Aladdin.” In “The Pursuit of Happyness” a part of the music video, Joyner and his son Messiah portrayed Will Smith and his son Jaden from the 2006 drama biopic. The music video ended with a “deepfake” picture of Smith over Lucas’ personal as he appeared over his reflection within the mirror.
After the discharge of the tribute observe, Smith shared the video for his 43.6 million Instagram followers to specific his approval. It started a back-and-forth of help, admiration, and approval from the fan and the idol. Even Jaden Smith stepped in to introduce Lucas to his dad through a Zoom video convention.
Whereas Will Smith is now often known as one of many highest-paid actors in Hollywood, he’s additionally a rapper beginning within the late Eighties. He has launched 5 albums with DJ Jazzy Jeff, the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Recent Prince, and 4 albums as a solo artist. His final work was fifteen years in the past with 2005’s Misplaced and Discovered. Nonetheless, as evidenced by his easy flows within the “Will” remix, the 51-year-old artist nonetheless has the identical rap expertise that earned him 4 Grammy awards, together with his first for Finest Rap Efficiency of their “Mother and father Simply Do not Perceive.”
Earlier than “Will,” Smith’s newest work in music was within the recording of singles for the official soundtrack of the live-action remake of the Disney basic “Aladdin,” the place he performed The Genie initially dropped at life by the late Robin Williams. He sang components of the 2019 fantasy musical, together with “Arabian Nights,” “Good friend Like Me,” and “Prince Ali.”
Watch the “Will” remix beneath:
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