Watch Will Smith rap in long-awaited return to the studio: 'I got the beast back'
It’s summertime, so Will Smith is rightfully ready to get jiggy wit it again.
More than 13 years after his last album, the movie star/Instagram motivator/Grammy winner has returned to the studio. In a video posted by Smith on YouTube, he proved that he’s “got the beast back.”
With “To the Clique,” he gave a reminder of “who Will Smith is,” making references to The Fresh Prince‘s Uncle Phil (James Avery), Halle Berry, Rihanna, President Obama, and his family, a.k.a. “The real-life Incredibles.”
Here’s a sample of the fire bars: “What I charge for a feature/Man, that’s expensive/Because y’all be doing features/I be doing features/So many tickets, the theater need bleachers/More information from me than from most teachers/More inspiration from me than from most preachers/But wait, wait, wait, truly, just for the record/directors make movies/I make directors.”