Smith joined Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show Monday (Oct. 5) and said he’s got about 30 new songs recorded, explaining there are “six or seven that I really, really like, that I’m trying to get the ideas to come out right.”
He said he’s going into the studio basically every day recording, working with an assortment of collaborators to find his voice. “I have so many things that I want to say and I’m struggling with saying them in a way that fit the flavor of music that I tend to like.”
Later, Smith teased plans for a world tour next summer with his longtime collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff. Nearly 30 after DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince released the triple platinum He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper in 1988, this would be a first full tour for the iconic duo. And Smith said he’s “terrified” over the prospect.
“I’m pretty certain I’m going on tour,” Smith said. “Jeff and I actually never have done a full tour. I was always on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I was always either making a movie, so we’ve never actually done a full tour. So I’m looking this summer to be the first time that we go out on a full world tour.”
Smith also revealed that fans can expect a third installment in the Bad Boys action comedy series with Martin Lawrence, saying that Bad Boys 3 should arrive “within the next 12 to 16 months.”
Watch the full interview here: