The Fresh Prince: Will Smith
"Willard Smith Jr" is the Philadelphia native artist and actor who is half of the iconic Hip-Hop duo, "DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince". Will was born on September 25th, 1968 and is better known as "The Fresh Prince" to most who grew up watching the hit TV show. He would meet his longtime friend in the legendary DJ and Producer, "DJ Jazzy Jeff" while trying to make it in the hip hop scene during the '80s. The two would rise to fame in the late 1980's by releasing five albums that would total over 5 million units sold and would birth one of the most acclaimed Hip Hop songs in, "Summertime". Will's musical success would land him on the TV Show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" which was very successful and lasted a total of six seasons. The show's success would help propel Will into landing numerous Blockbuster movie roles. Will would also go on to release four studio albums and four grammy nominations and awards along with three Academy Awards. The Fresh Prince has used Hip-Hop as a tool to propel himself into success beyond Hip-Hop's arena and to still cement himself into Hip-Hop culture forever. Will and Jeff have stated that the group has never broken up and they actually look to do a 2016 tour once again.
Check out a few of their classic hit singles below including one from Will's extremely popular role in, The Men in Black.