Will Smith and Diplo are reportedly teaming up to create the official anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
According to Billboard, Smith will be working alongside Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, while Diplo will be handling the production. There’s no information out yet about the title but based on what Reggaeton producer DJ Nelson told Vibe, it’s a “big” and “so crazy” record.
Smith confirmed this collaboration by posting a photo on his Instagram.
@nickyjampr @Diplo @strefie @WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup
426.8k Likes, 1,383 Comments – Will Smith (@willsmith) on Instagram: “@nickyjampr @Diplo @strefie @WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup”
Those who are familiar with Will Smith’s work will know that this isn’t the first time that he has created an anthem of some sorts. Of course, most will know his DJ Jazzy Jeff-collab hit, “Summertime.” But, it’s been over a decade since we’ve really seen any momentum with his music. Luckily for him, he has two of the most influential EDM and Reggaeton acts out now, so this should be a nice lay-up for him.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s official music video for ‘Summertime’. Click to listen to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JFPSpot?IQid=JFPS As featured on Greatest Hits.
All of this is only one piece of the full-domination pie for Smith. Fans are being blessed with a world cup anthem, a Bad Boys for Life reunion and let’s not forget how poppin’ his Instagram is right now.