They may have been born and raised in West Philadelphia, but they came together over the weekend in England.
Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff reunited on Sunday in Blackpool, where they headlined the Livewire Festival in a highly anticipated set that was announced in April. Sadly, no other reunion shows have been announced.
The two Philly hip-hop artists wowed the audience, hitting Livewire attendees with classics such as “Parents Don’t Understand,” “Summertime,” and “Miami,” along with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song.
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The pair also debuted a new track, “Get Lit,” during their performance. According to NME, Smith explained that the track was a response to the “chaos and confusion” of current events.
“People can say stuff to you and tell you you can’t do [it] and you know you can. But when they tell you that, it kind of knocks you down a bit, right?” Smith said. “So I wanted to make a record that reminded each and every one of you all to let your light shine.”
Locally, Philly got a little Fresh Prince flavor last year, when he performed a rendition of “Summertime” with daughter Willow at the Roots Picnic:
The Philly-born star will next appear in David Ayer’s Bright, out Dec. 22 on Netflix. In it, Smith stars as Daryl Ward, an LAPD cop partnered with an Orc played by Joel Edgerton.