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Will Smith Back from the Dead: Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Song Released


After 13 long years, the Fresh Prince is back in the studio. Grammy Award winning actor/rapper, Will Smith, released a recent clip titled “Messing around in the Studio,” on his YouTube channel to set the record straight that he’s back and better than ever. At the age of 49, Will Smith has every reason to brag about his accomplishments, and he does not hesitate to set the record straight in his recent studio sessions. His lyrics state, “It’s twenty years of swag y’all just witnessed, let me remind everybody who Will Smith is.”


Although Smith’s last album, “Lost and Found” was released back in 2005, his music career is definitely one that we could not forget. Throughout Smith’s music career, he released four studio albums, 18 singles, 20 music videos, and released a number of memorable hits like, “Men in Black,” which kicked off his solo career back in 1997, “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It” (1998), and “Wild Wild West” (1999). Over the past decade, Will Smith has definitely earned his stripes in the music industry, but Smith isn’t ready to call it quits on his music career just yet.

Last summer, Smith’s fans were excited to see him back on the stage when he reunited with his old music friend DJ Jazzy Jeff for the debut of his song “Get Lit” at the Livewire Music Festival, but this summer, Will Smith has been working on a project that will have the whole world watching.


It has been announced that Will Smith will be performing the debut of the official 2018 World Cup Song “Live it Up” at the World Cup finals on July 15, 2018. The song is collaboration with Albanian Singer, Era Isterefi, and Reggaeton Singer, Nicky Jam, for release the official 2018 FIFA World Cup Song, produced by Diplo.


“It’s an honor to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This global event brings people together from all over the world together to cheer, to laugh and experience magic. Collaborating with Nicky, Diplo and Era on this track represents harmony, eclectic flavors and genres coming together. At the end of the day, we just want to see the world dance,” says Smith.


The release of the 2018 FIFA World Cup song,“Live It Up,” is a continuation of a tradition that was started over fifty years ago in 1966 with the release of the first official World Cup song, “World Cup Willie,” performed by Lonnie Doegan. Will Smith will join the list of infamous musicians from all of the world who have performed on the world’s largest stage with over 3.2 billion people worldwide.

For decades, we have been jamming to Will Smith’s “Summertime” vibes and fans are excited to see him blazing with creative confidence yet again this Summer. Smith tells his fans “I’m excited. I’m reenergized and creating wildly like I used to. I’m ready!”

Tune in to his live performance at the 2018 World Cup Finals on July 15, 2018.


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