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Thread started 05/30/20 5:27pm

alphastreet

The Will Smith appreciation thread

Let’s show some love for the freshest prince out there

And yes, this is totally a thread for kcool lol
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Reply #1 posted 05/30/20 6:37pm

KoolEaze

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I liked his first two albums with Jazzy Jeff, and I also liked some of his later singles such as Summertime. His version of I Am Legend was quite enjoyable to watch and he seems to be a very positive and fun person but I must admit that I haven´t been following his career that closely and I don´t understand why people hate him so much these days.

Oh, I also liked him in that romantic comedy with Kevin James and Eva Mendez.

Hitch ?

Sometimes he´s a tad TOO positive but maybe I´m just too grumpy .

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #2 posted 05/30/20 9:12pm

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"The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" was one of my favorite shows! Mr. Smith is a great actor/comedian. I have to watch "Gemini Man".
[Edited 5/30/20 21:18pm]
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Reply #3 posted 05/31/20 3:19am

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 05/31/20 7:08am

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Sean B, Play, Spinderella, Chuck D, Kid, Pepa, Flavor Flav, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Muggs, Fresh Prince, Brett B, Salt, Slick Rick

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #5 posted 05/31/20 7:21am

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Music was kinda corny sing-songy. Acting is kinda cheesy too much charisma/charm/pep to an annoying degree.

But "How come he don't want me, man?!" on Fresh Prince will get me to tear up every. friggin'. time. I'll never ever call him a bad actor because of this:

https://www.youtube.com/w...MNsMdnSBIk

[Edited 5/31/20 7:23am]

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Reply #6 posted 05/31/20 7:25am

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https://66.media.tumblr.com/0107f1fa9a9679395bf746e7a5c76a70/efc14ce80910500b-5c/s1280x1920/a05bf24025232c2321d2fad9785aca0a3bebb8c3.jpg

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #7 posted 05/31/20 7:28am

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KoolEaze said:

Oh, I also liked him in that romantic comedy with Kevin James and Eva Mendez.

Hitch ?

I liked Hitch too, that one was solid. The character concept played into his persona is why that worked in my opinion.

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Reply #8 posted 06/04/20 10:11am

alphastreet

I also loved him in I Am Legend
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Reply #9 posted 06/04/20 2:36pm

Cinny

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I really enjoyed his storytelling songs:

"Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble"
"Just One Of Those Days"
"Nightmare On My Street"
"As We Go"
"Parents Just Don't Understand"
"My Buddy"
"I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson"

Slick Rick is known for bringing storytelling to rap, and I can see how Fresh Prince was influenced by that. Will Smith wrote a letter to U.S. Immigration in 2002 to defend Slick Rick from deportation to his native U.K. as he had been convicted of attempted murder and imprisoned in 1991.

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Reply #10 posted 06/04/20 4:29pm

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WhisperingDandelions said:

Music was kinda corny sing-songy. Acting is kinda cheesy too much charisma/charm/pep to an annoying degree.

But "How come he don't want me, man?!" on Fresh Prince will get me to tear up every. friggin'. time. I'll never ever call him a bad actor because of this:

https://www.youtube.com/w...MNsMdnSBIk

[Edited 5/31/20 7:23am]

Co-sign on your first paragraph. He is the definition of corny & annoying.

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Reply #11 posted 06/05/20 11:35am

Strive

Be sure to watch the director's cut of I Am Legend with the original ending. Much better than what they put in theaters and closer to the book.

It's a shame that Will Smith refused to star in Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino fought so hard to try to get him and it would have cemented him as a legendary actor.
Free the music, fire Michael Howe

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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Reply #12 posted 06/05/20 12:50pm

CoolMF

So on the other day, I was listening to SiriusXM (I think it was Mister Cee's daily mix on 43) and I heard an "original" (I guess) version of "Touch of Jazz" with verses by the Fresh Prince. I had the Rock The House cassette as a kid and always knew "Touch of Jazz" as a Jazzy Jeff instrumental mix but had never heard a version with rapping. Needless to say, it was pretty dope.

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For the record, Rock The House was a great album but He's The DJ... always has and will be one of my all-time favorite golden era albums...

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Reply #13 posted 06/08/20 8:26am

Cinny

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CoolMF said:

So on the other day, I was listening to SiriusXM (I think it was Mister Cee's daily mix on 43) and I heard an "original" (I guess) version of "Touch of Jazz" with verses by the Fresh Prince. I had the Rock The House cassette as a kid and always knew "Touch of Jazz" as a Jazzy Jeff instrumental mix but had never heard a version with rapping. Needless to say, it was pretty dope.

*

For the record, Rock The House was a great album but He's The DJ... always has and will be one of my all-time favorite golden era albums...


I love that one! Jive made a 12" single out of "A Touch Of Jazz", and the one with his verses is the lead mix called Extended Re-Touch.

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Reply #14 posted 06/09/20 11:37am

onlyforaminute

It's been something watching him grow.
If you carry the egg basket do not dance.

Do good, then throw it into the sea.

#octavia tried to tell us
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Reply #15 posted 06/09/20 12:06pm

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Cinny said:

CoolMF said:

So on the other day, I was listening to SiriusXM (I think it was Mister Cee's daily mix on 43) and I heard an "original" (I guess) version of "Touch of Jazz" with verses by the Fresh Prince. I had the Rock The House cassette as a kid and always knew "Touch of Jazz" as a Jazzy Jeff instrumental mix but had never heard a version with rapping. Needless to say, it was pretty dope.

*

For the record, Rock The House was a great album but He's The DJ... always has and will be one of my all-time favorite golden era albums...


I love that one! Jive made a 12" single out of "A Touch Of Jazz", and the one with his verses is the lead mix called Extended Re-Touch.

Thanks for the info. I´ve been following Will Smith´s career since 1985 but I never knew that there was a version of A Touch of Jazz with rap parts.

However, I looked it up on Youtube and the mix you mentioned above is still an instrumental.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #16 posted 06/09/20 12:17pm

CoolMF

This picture is dope!!! Aside from the music videos on YouTube, I've never seen a picture of Bretty or Sean B hence I didn't recognize them. 7A3's Coolin' In Cali is another of my all time Golden Era albums. At the time this pic was taken, I had the current albums for every artist in this picture and all were great moments in hip hop (with one being the GOAT hip hop album).

MickyDolenz said:

Sean B, Play, Spinderella, Chuck D, Kid, Pepa, Flavor Flav, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Muggs, Fresh Prince, Brett B, Salt, Slick Rick

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Reply #17 posted 06/10/20 8:25am

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CoolMF said:

This picture is dope!!! Aside from the music videos on YouTube, I've never seen a picture of Bretty or Sean B hence I didn't recognize them. 7A3's Coolin' In Cali is another of my all time Golden Era albums. At the time this pic was taken, I had the current albums for every artist in this picture and all were great moments in hip hop (with one being the GOAT hip hop album).

MickyDolenz said:

Sean B, Play, Spinderella, Chuck D, Kid, Pepa, Flavor Flav, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Muggs, Fresh Prince, Brett B, Salt, Slick Rick


Same. Wow hip hop was perfect.

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Reply #18 posted 06/10/20 12:46pm

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Damn look how pretty Spin was

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #19 posted 06/11/20 11:10am

Cinny

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phunkdaddy said:

Damn look how pretty Spin was

She was 18! She has darn good reason to demand compensation from them. Salt N Pepa used her to bolster the group's youthfulness and prettiness.

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Reply #20 posted 06/13/20 5:57pm

alphastreet

Spinderella rocks!
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Reply #21 posted 06/14/20 4:02pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Sean B, Play, Spinderella, Chuck D, Kid, Pepa, Flavor Flav, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Muggs, Fresh Prince, Brett B, Salt, Slick Rick

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Will( whom I last saw on my birthday @ the star-studded premiere of his blockbuster motion picture "Gemini Man" that the WHOLE Smith family attended except Willow) actually use to date Pepa from "Salt n Pepa" but she dumped him, because she thought he was too corny. What a wrong move on her part? This will be my last post about The Smith's.

Until their next project. wink

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"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye feel that we're on the brink of something. It is going 2 B strict and wild and pretty" prince 1986
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Reply #22 posted 06/14/20 5:41pm

alphastreet

ChocolateBox3121 said:



MickyDolenz said:


Sean B, Play, Spinderella, Chuck D, Kid, Pepa, Flavor Flav, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Muggs, Fresh Prince, Brett B, Salt, Slick Rick




Will( whom I last saw on my birthday @ the star-studded premiere of his blockbuster motion picture "Gemini Man" that the WHOLE Smith family attended except Willow) actually use to date Pepa from "Salt n Pepa" but she dumped him, because she thought he was too corny. What a wrong move on her part? This will be my last post about The Smith's.



Hahah that’s funny! She seems too rowdy for him
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Reply #23 posted 06/14/20 7:56pm

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alphastreet said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Will( whom I last saw on my birthday @ the star-studded premiere of his blockbuster motion picture "Gemini Man" that the WHOLE Smith family attended except Willow) actually use to date Pepa from "Salt n Pepa" but she dumped him, because she thought he was too corny. What a wrong move on her part? This will be my last post about The Smith's.

Hahah that’s funny! She seems too rowdy for him

Will actually is attracted to wild, outspoken,"rowdy" women. He likes to be challenged.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye feel that we're on the brink of something. It is going 2 B strict and wild and pretty" prince 1986
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Reply #24 posted 06/14/20 8:23pm

alphastreet

ChocolateBox3121 said:



alphastreet said:


ChocolateBox3121 said:


Will( whom I last saw on my birthday @ the star-studded premiere of his blockbuster motion picture "Gemini Man" that the WHOLE Smith family attended except Willow) actually use to date Pepa from "Salt n Pepa" but she dumped him, because she thought he was too corny. What a wrong move on her part? This will be my last post about The Smith's.



Hahah that’s funny! She seems too rowdy for him

Will actually is attracted to wild, outspoken,"rowdy" women. He likes to be challenged.



Hey, check your PM
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Reply #25 posted 06/16/20 7:51am

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Pepa seemed like the love 'em and leave 'em type lol

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Reply #26 posted 06/16/20 11:38am

alphastreet

Cinny said:

Pepa seemed like the love 'em and leave 'em type lol



I agree!
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Reply #27 posted 06/17/20 4:20am

RJOrion

Pursuit Of Happyness and I Am Legend are the ONLY things i ever appreciated Will Smith for... as an MC he was a notorious style biter and a classic cornball...his music was bubblegum garbage...even his TV show i watched because of jeffrey, hillary and Carlton, not his over the top antics
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Reply #28 posted 06/17/20 11:47am

alphastreet

RJOrion said:

Pursuit Of Happyness and I Am Legend are the ONLY things i ever appreciated Will Smith for... as an MC he was a notorious style biter and a classic cornball...his music was bubblegum garbage...even his TV show i watched because of jeffrey, hillary and Carlton, not his over the top antics


I loved him in those two movies, but also enjoyed his music and fresh prince acting
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Reply #29 posted 06/17/20 12:07pm

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RJOrion said:

Pursuit Of Happyness and I Am Legend are the ONLY things i ever appreciated Will Smith for... as an MC he was a notorious style biter and a classic cornball...his music was bubblegum garbage...even his TV show i watched because of jeffrey, hillary and Carlton, not his over the top antics

All of Will's movies have made over a billion dollars that speaks for itself. That "classic cornball" won The first EVER award for Best Rap Performance which was presented to the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince ( consisting of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith) for "Parents Just Don't Understand".

Will Smith "over the top antics" is the one that made him become a superstar out of the WHOLE cast based on his sitcom work alone!

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"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye feel that we're on the brink of something. It is going 2 B strict and wild and pretty" prince 1986
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