Joyner Lucas has paid homage to Will Smith with the release of a new music video titled “Will.” The song is the eighth single off his long awaited debut studio album ADHD.
The video takes viewers through Big Willie’s iconic career, spanning his evolution from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2019’s Aladdin.
Joyner kicks off the sequence dressed as the Fresh Prince, rapping, “I’m feelin’ like Will (Hey)/I think I’m a prince, I’m feelin’ myself (Buck, buck)/I’m loaded with bills, ’cause I wasn’t blessed with no Uncle Phil (Woah).”
The song’s lyrics continually reference Will’s iconic breakout show, as well as nine of his most memorable movies. Joyner switches outfits and scenes, embodying the spirit of Bad Boys, Men In Black, The Pursuit of Happyness and Oscar from Shark Tale, among others.
As the song’s instrumental plays out, Will’s voice is heard while a deepfake version of himself appears where Joyner sat moments earlier.
“You don’t try to build a wall,” he says. “You don’t start there. You say, I’m gonna lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day and soon you have a wall.”