Will Smith Reunites With DJ Jazzy Jeff, Alfonso Ribeiro on ‘Graham Norton Show’ [Video]
The veteran rapper reunited with his longtime music partner DJ Jazzy Jeff and actor Alfonso Ribeiro of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.’
The set-up was perfect. During their interview with host Graham Norton, the Smiths were asked about collaborating on a song together. Will responded that they do have an in-home studio but they’ve never really done any collaborations. “He’s a very good rapper though,” said Will of Jaden.
Norton then persuaded the dynamic duo to bust a freestyle on the microphone for the audience and they obliged him.
What happened next is pure television excellence and, might we say, the best hip-hop moment of 2013.
Will grabbed the mic and preceded to beat-box while Jaden rapped a carefree rhyme. “Hello, my name is Jaden / And I’m a young fellow / I like to keep it mellow,” he raps.
Next, Will dropped another surprise — DJ Jazzy Jeff on the turntables for a club-style rendition of his ever-popular theme song to ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’
Will and Jaden’s performance was so turnt up even couch guest Heather Graham was shaking her blonde hair uncontrollably.
Then, he invited fellow ‘Bel-Air’ co-star Ribeiro (aka Carlton Banks) onstage for special dance renditions of Tom Jones’ ‘It’s Not Unusual’ and the Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Hey Apache.’
Thankfully, you can watch the now-viral video repeatedly for your enjoyment. Full disclosure: we have watched it over a hundred times and it keeps getting better and better.
As of this writing, the video has garnered over 13 million views so far and counting.