Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff — collectively known as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince — have been toying with the idea of new music for several months. Last December, Smith told UK Hip HopTalk he was “getting hyped” about it.
On Wednesday (May 23), Smith shared a YouTube video announcing he was finally ready to make his rap comeback.
“At my peak, I was doing a television show, a movie and an album every year, so it was like churning out that kind of creativity,” he explains. “What happens is you get to a point where you get empty. So, I’m excited. I’m reengergized and creating wildly like I used to. I’m ready. I got the beast back.”
During the roughly three-minute clip, Smith shows off some bars he’s been working on, which come complete with Uncle Phil and Fresh Prince references.
“I got inspired/Quickly I unretired/The Fresh Prince just rewired,” he spits.
Will’s children with wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, have already established careers of their own.
Last November, Jaden put out his critically acclaimed debut album SYRE, while Willow’s latest album, The 1st, dropped the month before.
Although several people appear in Smith’s YouTube video, Jazzy Jeff, who just released his new album M3, is nowhere to be seen.