Will Smith brought some nostalgia to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday. While promoting his film Focus, the rapper-actor got on the mic and treated the crowd to his 1991 Fresh Prince classic “Summertime,” while DJ Jazzy Jeff danced in his chair via video chat.
Smith, who hasn’t released an album since 2005’s Lost and Found, is contemplating a musical comeback. “I’ve been thinking about doing some music again,” he said. “I’ve been having fun as I go.”
He was recently in the studio with Kanye West. “I spent a week or so with ‘Ye and we went into the studio a couple of times and he’s trying to get me gassed up,” he told Ryan Seacrest. “As a person, I’m very different, trying to say the things that I want to say.”
When it comes to rapping, he still prefers to write down his rhymes. His son Jaden told him to use voice dictation on his iPhone, but he wasn’t having it. “I was like, ‘That’s not writing.'”