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Big Willie Style

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Big Willie Style

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Will Smith
Producers:
Sony Music
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a C-

The musical world suffered no great loss when Will Smith ditched rapping for acting. His ’80s hip-hop, as the Fresh Prince, had marginal novelty teen appeal. But his first album in four years, Big Willie Style, is worse, lapsing into nonstop pop-rap clichĂ©s. Even the smash single ”Men in Black,” included here, merely exploits his celebrity and the goodwill built up by the movie. At this point, Smith has as much business rapping as Eddie Murphy does singing. C-