Will Smith has returned to music, appearing on a track by Columbian band Bomba Estéreo.
The song, a remix of the group’s song ‘Fiesta’, will be released on October 2 and sees Smith rapping in English and Spanish.
‘Fiesta’ is the first new music from the rapper-come-actor since 2005 album ‘Lost And Found’. Smith has long been hinting at a return to rap, recently claiming that he’s worked with Drake.
“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 said in a statement. “This opportunity to work with Will was beyond anything we have dreamed of… It’s just magic.”
Listen to the ‘Fiesta’ remix featuring Will Smith below.
Will Smith claimed that he’s working on new music with rapper Drake. The hip-hop star turned actor 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 the Toronto star.
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.”
Meanwhile, Men In Black producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have revealed that they are in the process of “reinventing” the sci-fi franchise as a new trilogy – without Will Smith.
The duo produced the original 1997 Men In Black film starring Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and its two sequels, which followed in 2002 and 2012. They recently confirmed rumours that the franchise is getting a reboot.
“We’re in the middle of it. It’s very active,” Parkes told The Hollywood Reporter when about the franchise’s revival, before Macdonald added: “It will be reinvented as a trilogy.” Asked whether Will Smith will be a part of the new trilogy, Parkes replied: “Most likely no.”