In the last few years, Will Smith has not given very many interviews. For this reason, when he does reveal his thoughts on the climate of the hip-hop world, his career and his family, it’s a pleasant surprise. With each member of his direct family doing big things as Jaden and Willow continue to shine in their musical careers, Will has been readying himself for a return to music. There’s no doubt that he’s still got bars as evidenced by his appearance on son Jaden’s “Icon” remix and in several freestyles he’s posted recently. On one of his off-days while filming a project overseas, Will sat down with Rap Radar to discuss the future of his music career and his thoughts on several prolific rappers of this generation.

Arguably two of the biggest stars to have been introduced to us in the last two decades are Drake and Kanye West. Of course, Will also touched upon fellow Philadelphian Meek Mill and the legal struggles he has been experiencing in the last several years. During his talk with Elliot Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller, Will revealed he’s been inspired by Kanye’s new 7-track album formatting, adding that the music he’s making now is pretty special. Apparently, Kanye was impressed with his son Jaden’s “Batman” inspired costume at his wedding while Kim was a little perplexed. 

On Drake, the acting and music legend believes that he’s had the most interesting career to follow, noting, “It’s so hard to sustain success today. The social media part of it is such a burn that it’s hard to sustain. The fact that Drake has been able to sustain is really interesting to me.”

The full interview is available to listen to below via TIDAL.