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Will Smith Releases New Music For The First Time In A Decade

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47-year-old Grammy winning rapper and Academy Award nominated actor Will Smith was one of the highest trending stories on social media today, but this time it wasn’t because of the highly buzzed about DC Entertainment/Warner Bros Pictures film Suicide Squad. No, this time it was to break the big news that big Willie has returned to rapping. As several sources have reported the “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It” rapper lended a hand to a Colombian band named Bomba Estereo, helping with the remix of their song “Fiesta.” This “Fiesta” remix, which was released to digital retailers today, marks his return to hip hop for the first time in a decade.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith discovered Bomba Estereo, known for its blend of Latin, tropical and electro sounds, on a recent trip to Colombia. He then asked the group to collaborate.

“When I was told that Will Smith wanted to collaborate on a remix with Bomba, I couldn’t believe it,” band founder and multi-instrumentalist Simon Mejia said in a statement. “This opportunity to work with Will was beyond anything we have dreamed of. … It’s just magic.”

Bomba Estéreo with Will Smith

“Fiesta”(Remix) (explicit lyrics)

Sony Music Entertainment

Prior to today’s release of the “Fiesta” remix, Will’s last effort in the world of music was Overbrook/Interscope’s Lost And Found, which peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200, thanks in part to the success of its lead single, “Switch.” Will’s most successful album was 1997’s Big Willie Style, which was declared the 39th best selling album of the 1990s. Will began his career in music as part of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince. Their debut single “Girls Of The World Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” was first released in 1986. As previously mentioned, DC Comics fans can watch Will do the first big screen interpretation of the anti-hero assassin “Dead Shot” in the up coming superhero film Suicide Squad, which is set for release in August of 2016.

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From: Lost And Found

Overbrook/Interscope Records

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“Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”
From:Big Willie Style
Columbia Records
DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince

“Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble”

From: Rock The House

Jive/RCA Records

Suicide Squad trailer
Atlas Entertainment/DC Entertainment/Warner Bros Pictures