We have been void of Will Smith's music for an entire decade and I find that my friends and I often rap the intro to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air just to get a little bit of Will Smith in our lives.
But we don't have to replay his old tracks to get our fix; Will Smith has released music after ten years of absence from the industry with a song called 'Fiesta' with Colombian dance group Bomba Estéreo'.
This might be the new pump up pre-game jam you need to get you into the party mood.
Smith was visiting Colombia when he first heard the group's music and found himself to be a huge fan of their style. He approached the band, asking if he could be featured on a song, and the rest is now history!
The band and Smith were recently spotted filming a music video in Los Angeles, which should be set for release soon.
Bomba Estéreo's founder/multi-instrumentalist Simón Mejia said:
"When I was told that Will Smith wanted to collaborate on a remix with Bomba, I couldn't believe it. This opportunity to work with Will was beyond anything we have dreamed of. It's not a traditional featuring – it's just magic. We all had a blast together at the video shoot, and we want to thank Will for being so warm and such a pleasure to work with ... and for rapping in Spanish!"
With lyrics like "Hola mamacita/ Go get me a beer-a/ The track is the heat/ I couldn't let the beat go by without a feature," the Fresh one is back and ready to rhumba.
Smith's last bit of music was an LP released in 2005 called 'Lost and Found,' but apparently he has been spending time in the studio with the one and only Kanye West working on some new tracks.
"I went into the studio with Kanye. I'm thinking about it. I'm exploring. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, but I'm exploring. I'm in a creative ceiling. My son tells me I have to write out the things I don’t like. I can't write and stop – I have to keep going and going and write them out. I've never worked like that before, but I think I might give that a shot."
2015 and 2016 might just be the Years of the Fresh One, as Smith is ready to grace us with some new music. It almost feels like the '90s all over again!
[Source: Rolling Stone]