Will Smith revealed Joyner Lucas to be his favorite rapper in a Facebook post praising the rapper’s most recent song, “Broski.” Smith is certainly not a stranger to the world of rap, but it is nevertheless enjoyable to watch him interact with the genre thus late in his career. The Massachusetts MC is also on a singles roll ahead of his subsequent album; his most recent single before “Broski” was “Cut U Off” with NBA YoungBoy. Not Now, I’m Busy, his upcoming album, is anticipated to arrive this year at some point, and he’s not showing any signs of slowing down with his busy schedule of releases. The long wait has fans satiated with his new releases, and this will be his first album since 2020’s ADHD.
In addition, the 34-year-old also made strides with other industry figures to expand his repertoire and collaboration history. For example, Juelz Santana recently teased a song with Joyner Lucas, a meeting of two generations that could result in some lyrical gems. Not only that, but the song will appear on Santana’s Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama. As such, there’s a lot of history on display for what looks to be Lucas’ comeback year.
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Meanwhile, Will Smith is hard at work on his next film, Bad Boys 4 alongside Martin Lawrence. In addition, he and Michael B. Jordan announced a sequel to Smith’s 2007 film I Am Legend. Its producer and screenwriter, Akiva Goldsman, spoke to Deadline about the film’s plot. “This will start a few decades later than the first,” she revealed. “That will be especially visual in New York. I don’t know if they’ll climb up to the Empire State Building, but the possibilities are endless.
“We trace back to the original Matheson book [that the first movie was based on] and the alternate ending as opposed to the released ending in the original film,” Goldsman continued. “What Matheson was talking about was that man’s time on the planet as the dominant species had come to an end. That’s a really interesting thing we’re going to get to explore. There will be a little more fidelity to the original text.”