Will Smith Wants to Make More Music: ‘I Got the Bug’

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Will Smith is on the set of Despierta American to promote his film Focus at Univision Studios on Feb. 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida. 

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Will Smith may be “Gettin’ “Jiggy Wit It” again. He says he’s hoping to return to hip-hop and never stopped recording privately.

Smith, whose last solo album was released in 2005, and Kanye West were photographed in a recording studio together in Brazil last February.

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“Oh, so you know. You’ve been paying attention?” the 46-year-old actor said in a recent interview.

“I did a fun thing with Jimmy Fallon the other night messing with music, so you know, I got the bug. I might see if I got one more in me.”

Smith was the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince with his childhood friend Jeffrey “DJ Jazzy Jeff” Townes.

He starred in the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. His films include Ali,The Pursuit of Happyness and the Men in Black movies.

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“Over the years I’ve always recorded,” he said. “… Yeah, tons of songs. But … it’s nothing I like. Recording will be a part of my life forever whether or not I feel that something is of the quality for public consumption.”

His new film, the crime comedy “Focus,” will be in theaters on Feb. 27.