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Will Smith launching his own Hip-Hop podcast “Class of ’88”


Fresh Prince star set to host Hip-Hop podcast ‘Class Of ’88’ for audible.

Will Smith announces “Class of ’88” hip hop podcast



Will Smith to launch a limited-edition hip-hop podcast called “Class of ’88,” Billboard reports.


The eight-episode podcast will feature a few of Smith’s friends and fellow hip-hop greats including Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Rakim, Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chuck D, and DJ Red Alert. Smith was selected to host the podcast that celebrates the central year “that defined the global cultural phenomenon of Hip-Hop.”

 

“Hip hop has been a central part of my life for over four decades,” Smith said to Billboard about his new venture. “I’m hyped to share my first-hand experiences and those of some of hip hop’s greatest legends as we delve into the origins of one of the most influential genres of music in history.”

Additionally, Will Smith will also take a trip down memory lane by exploring his own success as part of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.


The pair released five full-length albums and were the first act to win a Grammy Award in a rap category in 1989. “Summertime,” “A Nightmare on My Street,” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” are just a few of the songs they put out that exhibited Smith’s brilliance as a lyricist with vivid storytelling skills. Class Of 88 is produced by Wondery, Audible, Westbrook and Awfully Nice, and will premiere on both Amazon and Audible on October 26.


Listen to the trailer here.



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