Will Smith is making a triumphant return to the world of hip-hop with his highly anticipated podcast, “Class Of ’88.” This exciting venture, as reported by Billboard, will transport listeners back to the iconic year of 1988, a pivotal time in the history of Hip-Hop, when legendary artists such as Public Enemy, Salt-N-Pepa, and Fab Five Freddy emerged on the scene.
In this groundbreaking podcast series, Will Smith will engage in enlightening conversations with some of the most influential figures in the rap industry, including Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, and Rakim.
Smith’s passion for Hip-Hop, spanning over four decades, is palpable as he shares his first-hand experiences and invites these Hip-Hop legends to recount their journeys, offering listeners a unique insight into the origins and evolution of this profoundly influential music genre.
Furthermore, Class Of ’88 promises to be a nostalgic journey for Will Smith himself as he revisits his own illustrious career as part of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Together, they released an impressive five full-length albums and etched their names in history as the first act to win a Grammy Award in a rap category in 1989.
Hits like “Summertime,” “A Nightmare on My Street,” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand” showcased Smith’s exceptional lyrical prowess and storytelling skills.
This captivating podcast series is a collaborative production by Wondery, Audible, Westbrook, and Awfully Nice and is set to debut on both Amazon and Audible on October 26th.
Will Smith’s “Class Of ’88” promises to be an immersive experience, offering listeners an opportunity to relive the golden era of Hip-Hop and gain valuable insights from the luminaries who helped shape its vibrant history.