Big Willie is usually back, as Will Smith on Wednesday teased that will he’s getting ready to drop some fresh music for initially in a long time.
Smith, currently 49, owes his career to his early rap career as the Fresh Prince inside 1980s, parlaying his popularity to television on the beloved Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which ran for six seasons. that will success meant that will acting increasingly took precedence over music. His last studio album was Lost in addition to also Found, released in 2005. Since then, he’s only officially released one single, “Get Lit,” which was released last year.
yet on Wednesday, Smith posted videos on Instagram in addition to also YouTube promising far more than just a one-off single inside near future.
“Gettin’ back inside studio,” Smith wrote on Instagram. “Just warmin’ Up.”
that will short clip pointed to a longer Youtube video he posted, where he talked about how busy he has been in the past.
“At my peak, I was doing a television show, a movie in addition to also an album every year,” he says inside video. “So like, just churning out that will kind of creativity. What happens is usually you get to a point where you get empty.”
“I’m excited. I’m reenergized. I’m creating wildly like I used to,” he said. “I’m ready.”
Smith even shows nearly an entire track he raps on, showing a bit more edge in addition to also attitude than his past music. in addition to also an announcement that will he’s back.
“I got inspired, quickly I unretired, the Fresh Prince just rewired in addition to also slightly demodified,” he raps.
Last August, ET caught up with Smith in England when he returned to the stage for initially in at least a decade for just two shows in Europe. There, he told ET’s Kevin Frazier that will the item was LL Cool J who got him thinking again about music in addition to also convinced him to reunite with his old partner, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
“I looked at Jeff in addition to also he was getting old, man, in addition to also I was like, ‘I can’t do This specific to This specific boy,’” Smith joked at the time about the reunion. “the item was time. LL hit me [up in addition to also] was like, ‘Dude, I’m telling you, the item’s time. You have no idea the love that will’s out there.’ I was listening to L like, ‘All right, I need to do the item.’”
“currently I got the bug,” Smith continued. “I was on fire last night. the item was initially being on stage in a while. I blew my voice out a little — I do that will all the time. I just can’t contain myself on stage.”
the item was great to see Smith perform again, yet the item was just those two shows. currently, Smith is usually promising more. Much more.
His Youtube video on Wednesday ends using a promise: “completely new music coming soon.”
For a look back at one of Smith’s most famous roles, watch the video below.