Will Smith gives 'Summertime' a remix
June 8th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

Will Smith gives 'Summertime' a remix

We know him better as Will Smith than the Fresh Prince these days, but the "Men in Black 3" star is getting back on the mic.

The 43-year-old actor has recorded a remix of his 1991 still-fresh classic with DJ Jazzy Jeff, "Summertime" (which, let's be honest, we still have in rotation, especially when the weather heats up).

It's "a groove slightly transformed, just a bit of a break from the norm," Smith rhymes over the familiar beat. "Just a little somethin' to break the monotony of all that hard-core dance that it's gotten to be."

TMZ posted about a minute of the reworked hit, which will serve as an intro to "Summertime 3," a forthcoming mixtape from DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie.

The track will be available to download on June 11. In the meantime, drums, please:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA&w=420&h=315]

Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. DennisNY

    Just made my summer mix. First song....Flo Rida "Club can't handle me right now".

    June 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HowardtheDeck

    This is the funniest "Summertime" article I have read: http://underscoopfire.com/over-analyzing-dj-jazzy-jeff-the-fresh-princes-summertime/

    June 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HowardtheDeck

    This is the funniest "Summertime" related article I have ever read http://underscoopfire.com/over-analyzing-dj-jazzy-jeff-the-fresh-princes-summertime/

    June 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rickystabbone

    you misquoted the song "...that its gotten to be" should be followed by "a little bit out of control."

    June 11, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. riyah98

    will smith is funny i dnt know y yall hating on him let him do what he wants to and jst do it

    June 11, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Deonne

    What's with all the anger management advice?We happy.

    June 11, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. @Pickle

    correction – (*thank* you).

    June 11, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. @Pickle

    It's to not too. We have an appt set up for you today for your anger management class. We think it's very important that you make your appt. Than you.

    June 11, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. @deonne

    r u a black male?

    June 11, 2012 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. brandon

    Do your thang bro dont worry about those haters tell ur kids and ur your wife the same thing.

    June 11, 2012 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. John. W

    You are one angry woman @deonne. Scary. You should seek anger management. You're likely to hurt yourself or someone else.

    June 11, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Cozy

    Man, the negativity sucks. Simple story about a classic being remixed and re-released, and we STILL find a way to bash his kids, Mark Wahlburg, etc. "Summertime" puts me in a NON-griping mood.

    June 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. He Man

    Everyone know that i'm stronger than the Thundercats!

    June 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ibrahim Airborne

    If you need a hug go get it from will an you will feel awesome exp dude!!

    June 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Pepe LePew

    Ze got me forgetting how to spell my name. lmao. we we!

    June 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Pep LePew

    lmfao! @Carl Von, ze no feeling ze love for ze care bear, no? lol

    June 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ibrahim Airborne


    June 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Margaret

    he's a cutie..nice to see him back on the screen

    June 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Care Bear

    Somebody is lacking hugs at home. Deonne is always in the need for care bear hugs. Care Bear HUGS!!!

    June 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl Von Baldergrass

      Care Bears?! WTH?! Get a grip, weirdo. This is a serious blogosphere and not some kind of bizarro troll site you can post your 80s sugar-induced, latch-key scarred childhood memories on. Besides, everyone knows Thundercats rule. Now get back in the kitchen and fix me up some hot pockets and Red Bull.

      June 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lori Shikongo

    Which Summertime is this one? Is it the famous jazz standard

    June 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Name*Sherrie

    Definitely on time – real rhyme – groove'n summertime!
    Thanks Will & DJ Jazzy Jeff & all !

    June 10, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Dawn

      I just wish he could come up with something original like 'parents just don't understand'

      June 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Trice

    I think a remix to summertime was a good idea. that song is a classic and despite what anyone who says is was a bad idea, your the ones still riding to it now. keep doing your thing Smith family

    June 10, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  23. Mammy

    He should be picking cotton in the summertime and listening to his slavemaster.

    June 10, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  24. lady bam.


    June 10, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. picklekosherdudesirfreekly

    What up ya'll? Keep it reel! True dat!

    June 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. lameduckbuttsniffer

    Let's hear a reemake of "Miami"! Word-up cuz!

    June 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  27. norton

    I poop, therefore I am – Descartes

    June 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Wax Off

    Ouch! W-t-f ! Don't take the skin with it !

    June 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  29. me/ny

    What about it. the stage in phila nothing like the thrill in this city. why a re/mix that is stale should have been creative. to much same ole for a dollar. if it works for now but/next is where you should be. i get around. the horizon mr/smith. m/epps

    June 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  30. blessing

    Nice man

    June 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  31. wax on

    The will smith paid for karate kid was an abortion.

    June 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Name* boop

    Summer time is awesome. Enjoy have fun 2012.Will Smith never stops entertaining us.

    June 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  33. warren

    willow and jaden are fabulous! Get over it!

    June 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  34. P boy

    Time to eat my own pooh.

    June 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  35. antonio

    when I was watching E!news it had something about will smiths daughter, willow smith she had on a Freddy kuger outfit on and it had his had his face right on her private area, how appropriate for a girl her age.?! 😐

    June 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sean taylor

    I think mr smith is very talented and people shouldn't be disrespectful of anyone at all keep it going mr smith

    June 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  37. momof1

    I love the movie Karate Kid and his daughter's music is for children not adults children love her music...i think theyre both doing a wonderful job!! So yes Franklin get a life...these are kids trying to have a career And do what they like to do!

    June 9, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  38. momof1

    I absolutely love will smith starting from fresh prince and everything he has done up to today he has adorable very talented children...its sad that him and jada didnt work out they were one of the cutest couples

    June 9, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  39. Michael Calaizzo

    I also hold a certificate from Tech School.

    June 9, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  40. Michael mario Calaizzo

    Buffet loves the movies and gives no money to charity!

    June 9, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Lew Kinderstein

      Your degree from Newark College does not mean U are an expert.

      June 9, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  41. Michael Calaizzo

    Why is Warren Buffet so fat and ugly?

    June 9, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  42. @azmexican24

    i like mexican food and drinks. They make me want to dance.

    June 9, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  43. geani

    Frank Sinatra,Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez,Blythe Danner,Hank Williams,Chuck Berry,and the list goes on of talented people that had children that they sent out to the public with no talent at all.Willow and Jayden are doing great those kids are talented.

    June 9, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  44. akinbowale

    Reblogged this on BookRepublic.

    June 9, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  45. DennisNY

    Clear skies, cold drinks. So glad its finally summertime! DRUMS PLEASE!!! LOL. Forgot how awesome this song was. Nice T-shirt, Will.

    June 9, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  46. azmexican24

    Gonna start a new job soon. God bless America, air force , Obama and Mexican food .

    June 9, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  47. Stewies Girl


    June 9, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  48. Jessica

    Franklin....your face is garbage you mongrol.

    June 9, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  49. sabinabarnes

    Do yourself a favor franklin get a life. There nothing wrong with will daughters music,there is something wrong with you.!!!!!

    June 8, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Joe

    Glad to see he is throwing jazz a bone.

    June 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  51. cornelius

    I think that the Fresh Princes are doing a darn good job raising his children & has a nice sucessful wife as well.Keep up the good work Will & Jada.

    June 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  52. social good

    Is this necessary?!

    June 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Wifey

    I always liked him as an actor. He came a long way.

    June 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Stu

    I'm surprised he didn't try to put one of his half talent kids in it. He is a great entertainer, but his kids dont have near his talent. I hope he stops pushing them down our throats.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Franklin

      Very true! That karate kid movie was a travesty and his daughters music is garbage.

      June 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      U guys should not give opinions. Kk was amazing and the kid worked his butt off for a great movie

      June 9, 2012 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      @Bruce... You are joking right? If you thought that was a good movie im sure you must love that gigli (sp?) movie with jenny and ben too. You are the one who shouldnt be giving an opinion.

      June 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • trooof

      Bruce: maybe you should not give your opinion on when other people's opinions are valid. Just my opinion about your opinion; you opinionated waste of life.

      June 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      You don't have to watch his kids. How is Will Smith shoving his kids down your throat? Don't you have a remote control to change channels if his kids are on? This is still a free country so if Will's kids want to have careers in acting/singing/dancing how is that shoving them down our throats? What a stupid comment.

      June 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Leo

    I got a lot of respect for Will Smith because he remembers where he come from. He know that the singing is what made him who he is today. And he has no problem remembering that. Unlike Mark Wahburg, he want even talk about the rapping that he done in the past. What gives with him, I like his movies, but he is not John Wayne.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  56. sabinabarnes

    I have enjoyed will smith over the years ,he is a fine actor and wonderful rapper, his rap music is clean and worth listening to, num one rap artist forever theres know other.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Bobby

    Will has rocked the summer for years! His lyrics over Jazzy's work with a Kool and the Gang song will forever be a classic.

    June 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  58. takie

    The fresh prince didn't die did he?

    June 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sk8

    The original is still a classic 21 years later.

    June 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  60. mikrik13

    I miss the Fresh Prince. I bet Will Smith misses him too.

    June 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |

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