Will Smith is an American rapper and was part of the rap group DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won multiple Grammy Awards and has sold over 20 million albums as a solo artist.
Smith started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes as turntablist and producer, as well as Ready Rock C (Clarence Holmes) as the human beat box. The trio was known for performing humorous, radio-friendly songs, most notably "Parents Just Don't Understand" and "Summertime". They gained critical acclaim and won the first Grammy awarded in the Rap category in 1988.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince have five studio albums, four compilations and 14 singles. Will Smith and Jeff Townes are still friends and claim that they never split up, having made songs under Smith's solo performer credit.