Will Smith Credits of Social Media to Re-inspire Your Creativity
"I'm in the study now, and I have things to say," says Smith.
In the latest episode of TIDES of Rap Radar Podcast, the hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian "B. Dot" Miller to travel to Budapest for a rare in-depth interview with the iconic rapper and actor Will Smith, who opened up about his life, his career and return to his first passion.
"I spent two years trying to find the way back," Smith said while speaking of their recently launched viral freestyle (This interview preceded the "Icon (Remix)" alongside his son, Jaden Smith.). "I stopped working for two years and had a depth of diving ... trying to find a new flavor, a new me. I started to write again, to find a way of saying the shit that is on my mind."
Smith pointed out jokingly that it's a whole new generation now by sharing his fellow comedian Anthony Anderson's son asked: "Dad, What Will Smith rap?"
He largely credits social media for helping to re-inspire their creativity.
"I'm burning again in a creative way," he said. "Now I have the establishments that I didn't have before. I'm in the study now, and I have things to say. That is what is going to be new, different and very interesting about the music that I create in the future."
In another part of the interview, he also responded to Wilson noted that at the height of his rap career, people always wanted him to justify his positivity.
"It was always difficult to hear people say that it was smooth and my music was cotton candy," he said. "I've always wanted to fight to prove myself. Fight against yourself to maintain positivity is the most difficult fight you're ever going to have ... that struggle to stay my course, to be the person in the world that I wanted to be, no matter what the people say."
Father's Day 1998. Took my Daddio for a cruise in my new whip! Spent a little over a year ago. I miss U Daddio!
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During the hour long sitdown, Smith also spoke of his marriage, the admiration of Drak