Could 2016 be the year of the Fresh Prince? After a decade away from music, Will Smith revealed that he has a new album and tour planned for as early as next year. What's more, the multi-hyphenate talent is planning to hit the road with an old friend: DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Smith joined Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show Monday and said he’s got about 30 new songs recorded, explaining there are “six or seven that I really, really like, that I’m trying to get the ideas to come out right.” He added he’s going into the studio basically every day recording, working with an assortment of collaborators to find his voice. “I have so many things that I want to say and I’m struggling with saying them in a way that fit the flavor of music that I tend to like.”
He then dropped the news that '90s fans have been waiting to hear: he'll be going on a world tour next summer with his longtime collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff, making it the first full tour for the iconic duo.
“I’m pretty certain I’m going on tour,” Smith said. “Jeff and I actually never have done a full tour. I was always on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I was always either making a movie, so we’ve never actually done a full tour. So I’m looking this summer to be the first time that we go out on a full world tour.”
And because Christmas came early this year, Smith also revealed that fans can expect a third installment in the Bad Boys action comedy series with Martin Lawrence, saying that Bad Boys 3 should arrive “within the next 12 to 16 months.”
Watch our favorite rapper-actor give props to his better half — Jada, not Jazzy — below: