Joyner Lucas pays tribute to Will Smith in new music video and gets a shout-out from the Fresh Prince himself
Lucas paid an elaborate homage to his boyhood hero by dressing up as him in some of his most iconic TV and Hollywood movie roles in the official music video for 'Will'
Joyner Lucas has been one of the most talented rap artistes to ever grace the airwaves ever since he first burst onto the hip-hop scene in 2007. The Massachusetts rapper's latest album 'ADHD' will drop this weekend on March 27 and everyone is excited about its imminent release.
However, it's one of the new songs off that album, 'Will', that has social media abuzz, thanks to its new status as one of the best pastiche/tribute music videos to a celebrity we've ever seen.
'Will' is an endearing homage to one of Joyner Lucas' idols, rapper and actor Will Smith. The artiste got his start as the Grammy-award winning Fresh Prince alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff in the late '80s, before seamlessly transitioning to his current status as an A-list Hollywood movie star whose films have raked in billions of dollars worldwide.
Stating that Smith was his idol "and he don't even know it," Lucas paid an elaborate homage to his boyhood hero by dressing up as him in some of his most iconic TV and Hollywood movie roles in the official music video for 'Will'.
Starting off by portraying Smith's breakout role in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and saying "I'm feeling like Will / I think I'm a prince / I'm feeling myself," Joyner went to relive some of Smith's best movie moments from the past few decades, including 'Bad Boys'. 'Men In Black', 'Wild Wild West', 'I, Robot', 'Shark Tale', 'I Am Legend', 'Aladdin', and 'The Pursuit of Happyness' which features a cameo from Lucas' son, to reprise the role of Jaden Smith in the actual movie.
Make sure you check out the amazing, elaborately-planned music video, which syncs in perfectly with the references to Smith's movies in the dynamite lyrics.
The music video has been trending at #1 on YouTube ever since it launched, and it even includes an inspiring quote from Will Smith at the end, which Joyner alludes to earlier, when he says, "I lay a brick at a time for somethin' I know I can build / I learn it from Will."
Smith himself posted a reaction to the video on his Instagram, saying that he was "humbled and honored" and confessed that he hoped to meet the incredibly creative rapper someday. We can't wait to see a collaboration between them in the near future that would be even more epic and special!