Will Smith Was a Rapper, Once

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  • Maladiq
    Really nice one. I knew almost nothing about his rapping career.
  • Karutomaru
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    Maybe it's just me, but one of those rappers you used as an example reminded me of Madworld's soundtrack... Ox?
  • SpeedyEric
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    I became somewhat of a Will Smith fan after watching the reruns of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" on my local Fox station in sometime during the first half of 1995, and man he was fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuny .

    2:48- That's another thing I love about Mr. Smith. He's like the Linkara of rappers.

    2 of my favorite Will Smith songs ARE "Men in Black" and "Back in Black (Nod Ya Head)."

    I also enjoy listening to Switch whenever I hear it on the radio.

    "Whip My Hair" (Shiveres) That song keeps me awake at night. Even the f**kin' Chipettes had to do a rendition of it.
  • Gecko4lif
    rap critics a rapper

    holy shit I didnt know it
  • Tooney  - Back in the day...
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    I remember hating Summertime when it came out. Now I hear it and it brings back so many memories.

    I'm a little embarrassed to say that I used to be WAY into the MIB song. Tried to do the dance but my brother would laugh at me.

    Great review by the way.
  • LikaLaruku
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    It just reminds me of the Regular Show episode where they're haunted by a ghost tape that constantly sings "Summertime."
  • WesleyFoxx
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    Summertime loving? Loving in the summer(time)?
    Gonna go to the beach, gonna do some beach-y things...
  • mat1218
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    I love this review, I was actually waiting on this review when you said you were doing a will smith month.
  • LikaLaruku
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    ::Laughs at the ringtone Todd chose for Lindsay::

    I actually liked hip-hop back in it's kid-friendly days. Korean hip-hop I liked in the late 90s, until the sudden jarring change in 2001.

    Well "Not Paw" & "Not Sad Panda" are also available. lol.

    You scared him away. It must have been the Elmo pants.
  • J-Scrilla  - You saw my blinker is the mad note
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    "She smacked my hand when I put it on her knee
    I said hit me again and I'll break your wrist"
    -Willard Smith, 1991
  • Ohsha
    I like the snappier, tighter editing on this video. It gives your responses more punch between beats. Keep to it in future vids.

    "alright not Todd let's do this"
    you've to synch your pick-ups better.

    Gettin Jiggy wit it + Miami's as big as Will got rap-wise.
  • Hinatachan360
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    My little brother does a dead on Carlton dance that is hilarious! Linday should have consulted him before she did...whatever that was. Anyway, Nice crossover! Love me some RC. Yeah, I'm crushin'...so what?
  • MechaDon1980
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    Ah, Fresh Prince of Bel air, SWEEEET!!

    Will, you've come indeed long ways.
  • Sandcoffin69  - lol Todd
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    Way to dodge a bullet Todd haha :p Great Vid Nostalgia Chick! Not-Todd wasn't bad either.
  • Sledgomatic
    No Hancock for Will Smith month? Dang.
  • ladydiskette
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    Yeah, I am surprised she didn't mention Hancock. o.O


    lol, I have a feeling Todd's ring tone for Chick was not coincidental. I wonder what other song ring tones he has for the other members on this site?
  • MatthiasFlint
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    Goddamn it, Rap Critic! I friggin' LOVE your work! And that's coming from a white-bread christian-raised, supposed to be "Right with Christ" white boy! Do NOT devalue yourself! Grr...though I have never wanted to buy your album more than right now....Oh my, you ARE clever!
  • Wolfmane
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    This was great! I hope to see RC in the next review!
  • Leon Real
    ROFL
    Okay, you know what? I am convinced that Todd uses that ringtone to I.D. Lindsey.
  • Gothka13
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    She whipped her hair back and forth, she whipped her hair back and forth....and then she shaved it off.

    Kind of ironic in the end.
  • geth potato
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    must...not...make...rape. ..pun...its...not...funny
  • AlucardsQuest
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    I can't even bring myself to see his movies anymore, I keep thinking about the children being brainwashed at The New Village Leadership Academy.

    I get the impression from his whole family that they think they can just do whatever they want. Here's Jada ruining "metal" with Wicked Wisdom, and lucky us Sharon Osbourne got us a place on Ozzfest having barely played live before... love us. Here's our daughter doing kid friendly songs... love us. Here's our son acting in a movie that didn't need to be remade... love us. Give me a break, I don't have to give a damn or a dollar about them.

    Btw, he is working on a new album. How do I know this? It's important to know your enemies.
  • cattz
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    Man, I always love Rap Critic's crossovers, he "stole the show" and made it so much better, lol..
  • FlashMan
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    Nostalgia Chick: "Carlton is hard..."

    Me: "Must...not...make...
    thatswhatshesaid! Damn it!"
  • Darth Hawk
    Rap Critic is really entertaining. Makes me wish I actually cared about Rap, so I could watch and actually understand his videos.
  • penguin1314
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    I listen to Will2K every New Years Eve :P
    Ah, 2000...so much optimism, before everything went all crappy....oh well.
  • JehuTron
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    wow, awesome crossover, really loved it, not only it's funny as hell, but very informative. ^^

    man, you really suck at doing the Carlton, Lindsey! :P

    can't wait for next week, I freaking looooove Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, mostly because I started rewatching it recently, and I'm loving every single episode of it so far. ^^
  • radams
    I always thought the "12-year-old runaway" line meant she'd run away from home when she was 12, not that she was twelve years old right now.
  • navvyshanekar
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    I would buy that I, Robot song.

    When I was 8, I actually thought Boom! Shake the room was awesome.
  • TheGreatEscapist
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    "Parents Just Don't Understand"? I heard a remake of that when I was in high school. That was originally Will Smith's song? Wow! I didn't know that!

    Will Smith rapping "Supercalifragilisticexpi alidocious"... Now that's just hilarious! XD

    The song for "Wild, Wild West"; I first heard that in Spoony's review of Final Fantasy VIII. For those who didn't see that video, it was during a scene when the characters were being chased by a giant mechanical spider and Spoony sped up the game footage so visually it looked Benny Hill-esque. So now I think of "Wild, Wild West" as genuinely catchy getaway music.

    I am not an uber-fan of Will Smith, but right now I'm reminded why I think he's dreamy... (And seeing him act like a goofball helps too, a sense of humor always helps.)

    I loved the way this video ended. XD
  • Postmaster P
    Will Smith's rap sucks. The Tom Jones song is better. I only like rap about killing and maiming people and taking drugs.

    But Fresh Prince of Bel Air is a classic show.
  • Rising Advent
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    I can still enjoy Will Smiths music, the corniness is only shadowed by the silliness and pure funof his songs. I can still get jiggy with it in the summertime. Awesome crossover.

    I am DIGGING Rap Critics' beard
  • EmoNekoChan
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    Great episode, Lindsay :)

    I have never seen a single episode of Fresh Prince, nor do I know what it's about- I just know the epic theme song and the fact that Will Smith is in it. So I'm excited for the next episode :D
  • Heliosphan
    you MUST watch Fresh Prince. you fool!
  • totes_Mcgotes
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    You've never seen the Fresh Prince?!

    *deep, menacing voice*

    GET. OUT.
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