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Will Smith Channels Personal Triumphs in New Song 'You Can Make It'

Will Smith is not only back in Bad Boys 4. But he’s back with a vengeance with new music.

Will Smith

According to People, the four-time Grammy-winning rapper and actor, 55, has been on a solo music leave since dropping his 2017 EDM track, Get Lit. It arrived a decade following his last studio album, which was 2005’s Lost and Found. But on June 28, the Bad Boys: Ride or Die actor came back with a brand-new song called, You Can Make It.

It’s an uplifting song backed by the Sunday Service choir of Kanye West’s Jesus is King fame and assisted by Fridayy. It has Smith proverbially back on the block as he has an imperative message for his followers.

“You are in the smoke and the fire / Tight rope on the wires / I see you’re broken and tired / And all your hope is expired,” Smith raps on the track. “So many tests for the flesh / Exhausted, gasping to catch your breath / Walking through the valley of the shadow of death / and when you think you’ve got nothing left, keep going.”

Then, the Fresh Prince star seemingly turned his encouraging advice to himself, alluding to dealing with past personal battles – including the infamous 2022 Oscar's slap incident with Chris Rock – with lyrics such as, “Believe me, they tried to bleed Will Smith / In the rearview I see adversity was the gift.”

He would go on to sing: “Out of the madness out of the maze / Out of the saddest into the rays / the darkest of nights turns into day / And every storm runs out of rain.”

And on Friday, the “Summertime” rapper shared on social media a clip of him playing the piano instrumental from the new song, captioning “Through some of my darkest moments, music has always been there for me — to lift me and help me grow. It’s my humble wish that it can do the same for you and bring you all the joy and light you deserve.”

He premiered the song at the 2024 BET Awards.


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