New Music: Jaden Smith – ‘Shakespeare’

Jaden Smith

While Willow Smith is writing letters to Tupac, her older brother Jaden continues pursuing his rap career. On his latest release, the 14-year-old actor rhymes about being the “reincarnation of Shakespeare,” jet-setting around the globe, and staying fly. “I’m right at the top and I’m planning to stay here,” boasts Jaden, who will release his cooltape in September.



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  1. C94B

    “Jaden Smith – Shakespeare”

    Very nice oxymoron

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @C94B, I know he’s just a kid but Shakespeare just rolled over in his grave. He needs to leave the young lyricist title to Diggy.

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    C94B Reply:

    @XO till we overdose…,

    Let’s just leave Shakespeare, who basically contributed in the shaping of the Anglo-Saxon world, out of this shall we?

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    hero Reply:

    @C94B,

    Shakespeare ain’t sh*t. LOL.

    The “Anglo-Saxon” world?

    You mean the same world shaped by slavery, imperialism, greed, violence and sexism. Ok. Good point.

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    C94B Reply:

    @hero,

    Indeed. But that’s the world in which you live. It’s not about the greatness of it. It’s the impact. Impact is not always positive. I never said it was amazing. By definition, a “world” contains both bad and good aspects. Unless it’s a utopia. God knows it’s not.

    “Shakespeare ain’t sh*t”, that’s your opinion. There are plays I love, there are some I don’t like at all, but there is no denying the legacy and the influence.

    Peace

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    hero Reply:

    @C94B,

    Nope. Try again. There’s only one world and no one refers to it as the “Anglo-Saxon” world – just you and several other questionable people. I live a world where I see promise and potential, where many people have fought for rights of the others and have sacrificed their lives for the greater good. The REAL world. The only world. Let’s talk about “Peace” now, shall we?

    Taking on some frivolous position to describe the shaping of the world through the overrated work of Shakespeare, is just as foolish as it sounds.

    So to wrap this little discussion up, Jaden Smith’s song has absolutely nothing to do with Shakespeare’s “legacy” or the “Anglo-Saxon” world, for that matter. All that Shakespeare contributed was fiction, nowhere near the truth of the REAL world.

    Take a lesson and may you find true peace.

    C94B Reply:

    hero,

    1) The Anglo-Saxon world is not the real world, indeed. I don’t talk about the real world, I talk about the cultural world. Art, language, traditions, etc. This is ridiculous. Don’t be naive; If you want to turn this discussion into a boxing fight or some debate in which your main goal is to put me down, at least make relevant points. And how frivolous is talking about language or art when you talk about CULTURE ? Smarten up.

    2) Oh, was I the one comparing Shakespeare & Smith ? “Let’s just leave Shakespeare … out of this shall we ?” If you think all Shakespeare contributed to is fiction, then I think you don’t know much about the civilized world plain and simple. Denying Shakespeare’s global impact on Anglo-Saxon culture is incredibly foolish. And I’m not even from an English-speaking country.

    This is the (w)rap(-)up. Peace.

    hero Reply:

    @C94B,

    Your third to last sentence cleared everything up. I’ve taken the liberty of re-typing it below:

    “And I’m not even from an English-speaking country.”

    This makes perfect sense now. How could you properly rationalize thoughts and ideas in English if the language you’re using is not the language of your native country? In addition, you’re attempting to debate about the concept an American musician’s song. Why bother if you’re not from America? That is socially destructive. Because of this, I have developed some sympathy for you and your unfulfilling argument.

    BTW, “Global impact” is hilarious. Please, spare me the hysterics. LOL.

    “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare. LOL.

    Good Day.

    C94B Reply:

    @C94B,

    Oh man, you answered ? Haha alright. This will be my last message. You quoted Shakespeare, I don’t think it produced the effect you were expecting. But that’s alright, any quote will make a message seem more articulate to most people. I see what you did here.

    I was really silly debating this way with you. This is your opinion, I respect it. This isn’t mine, though, and your arguments were not enough to make me change my mind.

    How can I “properly rationalize” it ? This kind of questioning is insulting, but I’ll try to answer properly. I can do so because I have expertise, thanks to studies and experience. I won’t say more, I don’t think you are interested. Do you think I would discuss it without knowing what I’m talking about ? Come on. I don’t discuss to fight, only to exchange ideas. And I got a glimpse of yours. And that’s cool.

    “Why bother” ?… I’d rather say “Why not ?” Ha. I’m curious and passionate about that, that’s all.

    Peace

  2. blergh

    gag me now

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  3. nicole

    no talent. just a famous name. thats all.

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    Liza Reply:

    @nicole, yeah if he would not have famous parents nobody would care and I dont understand why Will and Jada push their kids in such a young age in the spotlight?? Mabye I´m wrong but I sure their one of these stageparents

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    Kang Reply:

    @Liza, 1) he raps cuz he wants to, not cuz his parents pushed him
    2) No talent? R u both death? He has obvious talent and skill
    3) he raps cuz he just doesnt want to be known as “Will’s son” , he wants people to know him . Alot of unfamous ppl feel that , so yeah ppl would care :)

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  4. truthteller

    Sounds decent. Kid just doin him. Why hate? Do u Jaden and fuck errebody else!

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    DD Reply:

    @truthteller, yo man thats decent … i gotta show some respect for u truthteller cuz i deffo agree with u … nd you re the only positive comment around here … people hating for no reason … i say hate , but hate for a reason ! his doin good so far gone … his gettin in there doe.. .

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    KayKay Reply:

    @truthteller, EXACTLY and to be honest he sounds better that the crap falling from Soulja or 2 Chainz and the rest of these wack ass “rappers” mouths.

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    Kang Reply:

    @KayKay, Thank U! His songs actually tlk about real life , not “hoes” and “bitches”

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  5. jojo

    wud da hell is dis shit, fo real mayne.

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  6. Miles

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  7. ummm...eh..ugh

    i think the worst part about his raps…is the fact that half the shit that he talks about more than likely don’t happen…like “i’m looking for something sexy that needs a man to get busy with?” or the part “about to poke her???” or “bunch of fine models when you ride???” and winning a Grammy??? oh LAWD IF THIS LIL’ VIRGIN DON’T STOP…I MEAN COME ON STOP IT!!!! RAP ABOUT SOME REALNESS LIKE PLAYING WITH YOUR LEGOS OR PLAYING PLAYSTATION…GO WHIP YOUR HAIR WITH YOUR SISTER MAN AND GET THIS GARBAGE OUT OF HERE…just cause your daddy did don’t mean you can…SMH!!!!

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    Dee Reply:

    @ummm…eh..ugh, I don’t like this, but seriously — the same can be said about 90% of the rappers out there. All of them lie in their songs, do you really think they have a house in every state and a $100,000,000 in the bank? Jeez, come on….

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    ummm...eh..ugh Reply:

    @Dee, yeah 90% of rappers are lying as well as…but we are only talking about one “emerging rapper” in this article…my point being why be like those fake rappers that you so nicely point out? i say cut it at the jump so that if he does intend to be serious about whatever he is doing that he will produce something REAL…come on now…

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    Lrs Reply:

    @ummm…eh..ugh, lol i guess weknow when you ost your virginity. this “kid” is 14 and his dad is Will fucking Smith you dont think he could get some ass if he wanted to? lol You have no clue what life he leads and as far as that song goes, not only is it not bad but its definitely good and the video was hot. bet you couldnt do it

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  8. $tayTrippy

    wow if you actually listen closely to da lyrics he got some ok stuff jus give em’ som time

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  9. Rachel

    Okay, Jaden.

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  10. Young Pereezy YMCMB-MMG

    Kid go Back to ya mom’s Lap
    Hip Hop Is Not ya wave… Just keep on actin’

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  11. BrunoBruno

    the 5-14 year old rich kids in suburban neighbourhoods are gonna love this

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  12. m@liano

    That kid is better than wacka….gucci…..list goes…y all better stop hating….tsss

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  13. Black Pantha

    Shakespeare did not die just so his name could be sullied in ill-composed raps like this. Jaden, please, see a therapist and stop allowing your parents to let you whore their name out like so!

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  14. Brittpie

    this smooth… The little girl is the creepy one

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    Xavier Reply:

    @Brittpie, truuuuuuuu

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  15. HoodTrill

    He’s decent…

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  16. Dont Comment on my Comment

    i was just watching the pursuit of happiness man he grow he was less annoying then

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  17. Bluieez Jo Pa25 Boy

    Bet ALL the kids that his age Love his Rap skill Nice Music Jaden S

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    Robin Reply:

    @Bluieez Jo Pa25 Boy, Jada is that you?

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