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Will Smith Has Achieved More As A Rapper Than An Actor; Here is Why

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Will Smith Has Achieved More As Rapper Than An Actor; Here is Why

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Most people don’t know Will Smith is not just a movie star but a rapper, songwriter, musician, and Award winner.

In actual fact, Will Smith’s journey into the world of entertainment started from the music scene.

Born Willard Carroll Smith Junior in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United State Of America on 25th September 1968 to a school administrator mother and a US Airforce Veteran father.

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Young Smith has opted to pursue his career in rap music, with his parent insisting he go to college. Will Smith turned down a scholarship to attend the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In the 1980s Smith took the stage name Fresh Prince when he forms a trio hip-hop group with his childhood friend DJ Jazzy Jeff and Clarence Holmes (Ready Rock C) and trio release their first single in 1986.

By late 1980, Will Smith (Fresh Prince) has become popular in the rap industry. His popularity was further boosted when he starred in the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six years from 1990 to 1996.

The 52 years old actor, producer, writer, and rapper, has been nominated eight times for the prestigious Grammy Award and has won four.

Grammy Awards Wins

41ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1998) BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE Song: Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It

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40TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1997) BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE Song: Men In Black

34TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1991) BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP Song: Summertime

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33RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1990) BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Song: Parents Just Don’t Understand

Will Smith has also been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Award.

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