The hip-hop duo will fittingly hit the road in the summer of 2016. “Jeff and I actually have never done a full tour. I’m terrified,” said the “Parents Just Don’t Understand” rapper in an interview with Apple Music Beats 1. “We’ve had a week run here, two weeks there. I’m really ready, man.”
Last week, Smith dropped his first rap verse in 10 years on Bomba Estereo’s “Fuego” remix. The entertainer is set to redefine summer madness with new music as well.
“I’m pretty much poppin’ in the studio everyday and I’m looking for artists to collaborate with,” said the former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, who has been rumored to have songs with Drake in his stash. “I’ve probably recorded 30 songs. I have six or seven that I really like.”
Although he admits to having “so many things” to say, he’s been “struggling with saying them in a way that fit the flavor of music” he likes. He’s also “terrified” about returning to the rap game. The sounds of hip-hop have definitely changed since his humble beginnings as well as his since his last album, Lost and Found, in 2005.
“Fear is the killer of creativity. I’m trying to get comfortable getting back to failing — fail forward,” he said.
But if rumors of him working with heavy hitters like Kanye West and Drake are true, it should prove to be successful. And at the least it’ll be interesting to see what they create.
Big Willy is definitely keeping busy though. With two movies on the way, Concussion and Suicide Squad, he also confirmed that the Bad Boys series will return for its third counterpart.
Find out what Will Smith has to say about his new music, touring and creativity above.