Will Smith made his mark in entertainment in Hip-Hop music long before becoming the A-List actor he is today. However, the Philadelphia native makes a return to the recording studio, although in a far different element, this after appearing with Colombian band Bomba Estereo.
Li and Simon’s “Fiesta” track gets the remix treatment with the former Fresh Prince hopping on the track. As reported by the Associated Press, the band was excited at the prospect that Smith wanted in on the festivities.
From the AP:
“When I was told that Will Smith wanted to collaborate on a remix with Bomba, I couldn’t believe it,” band founder and multi-instrumentalist Simon Mejia said in a statement. “This opportunity to work with Will was beyond anything we have dreamed of. … It’s just magic.”
Smith, 47, raps in both English and Spanish on the song. He recently shot a music video for the remix with Bomba Estereo.
“Fiesta” is nominated for record of the year at next month’s Latin Grammy Awards. Bomba Estereo’s album, Amanecer, is up for best alternative music album.
When the nominees were announced last month, Smith posted a selfie with the quartet on his Facebook page and wrote: “Felicidades to BOMBA ESTEREO on their Latin Grammy Nominations!”
The Latin Grammy Awards airs on Nov. 19 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Univision.
Check out Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta” remix with assistance from Will Smith below.