Hip-hop singer and actor teams up with Colombian band Bomba Estéreo for their collaboration 'Fiesta'
Will Smith made his return to the live circuit last night at the Latin Grammy Awards.
The actor and rapper teamed up with Colombian band Bomba Estéreo for their collaboration ‘Fiesta’, which was released last month. Watch the performance below.
‘Fiesta’ is the first new music from Smith since 2005 album ‘Lost And Found’.
“When I was told that Will Smith wanted to collaborate on a remix with Bomba, I couldn’t believe it,” Bomba Estéreo member Simon Mejia recently said in a statement. “This opportunity to work with Will was beyond anything we have dreamed of… It’s just magic.”
Smith has long been hinting at a return to rap, recently claiming that he’s worked with Drake. He revealed the news on his son Jaden’s Beats 1 radio show, the new 24/7 radio station running on Apple Music.
During Jaden’s first episode, the younger Smith spoke to his dad about upcoming plans, which includes getting back into music. “I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but I’m exploring. I’m in a creative ceiling,” he said.
He continued: “I can’t write and stop, I have to keep going and going and write them out,” before hinting at an upcoming collaboration with Drake.
Smith has previously stated that he’s recorded “seven or eight” songs with Kanye West. Smith was rumoured to be working with West after they had been photographed together in a studio in Brazil during 2013. Smith then went on record as saying that he had been “messing around with Kanye”.
He later added: “You know I’ve recorded a lot. I’ve recorded a lot. I don’t have anything I like yet, but I’ve probably recorded seven or eight [songs]. It’s not for certain, it’s just explorative.”