Will Smith Essay

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Will Smith Essay

By | December 2012
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Will Smith

In my life , I have had many Idols-From Eddie Murphy to Tupac, they have never been scarce in number. However, I am taking this time to dedicate my essay to the one person I find has had an adventurous life-Will Smith. At the age of sixteen, Smith met a DJ at a party. The pair became friends, and the rapping duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and soon enough the Fresh Prince was born.

Wilfard Christopher Smith Jr. was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Son of Caroline, a school board employee, and father Wilard C. Smith, the owner of a refrigeration company. His middle class upbringing saw him attend the strict-and Catholic- Overbrook High School, despite his family’s observation of the Baptist faith. Because of his behavior, he had gained himself the nickname Fresh Prince in high school, where he ended his schooling career.

After skipping college, Will Smith recorded many rap albums, where he started off his rap career, earning the first Grammy ever given in the rap category. However, it was not to be. Heading towards bankruptcy in the year of 1990, Will Smith made a contract with NBC, agreeing to be the main character of the next TV sitcom, titled The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The sitcom was about a street-smart kid from Philadelphia where the character was going to be shipped off to California to live with his wealthy relatives in Bel-Air, California. Playing on his rapper persona, and at times featuring his friend Towne, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was a huge success that ran for six seasons.

In the meantime, Smith and Towne kept producing music. Keeping in mind that Smith always made his music squeaky clean because he knowing as they were...