Big Willie Style

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Will Smith wisely decided not to change his style too much on Big Willie Style, the first record he released since becoming a major movie star with appearances in Independence Day and Men in Black. Instead of trying to toughen his image, Smith continued with the friendly, humorous pop-rap that has been his trademark since He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper. Of course, he gives the music a glossy modern sheen ironically based on early-'80s funk in order to prove that he's still hip -- and it works. Sure, there's filler scattered all the way the through the album, but the best moments -- the disco-thumping "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," the Larry Blackmon duet "Candy," the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Will Smith wisely decided not to change his style too much on Big Willie Style, the first record he released since becoming a major movie star with appearances in Independence Day and Men in Black. Instead of trying to toughen his image, Smith continued with the friendly, humorous pop-rap that has been his trademark since He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper. Of course, he gives the music a glossy modern sheen ironically based on early-'80s funk in order to prove that he's still hip -- and it works. Sure, there's filler scattered all the way the through the album, but the best moments -- the disco-thumping "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," the Larry Blackmon duet "Candy," the ballad "I Loved You," and the riotous "Men in Black" -- rank among his best singles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972665023
  • Catalog Number: 726650
  • Sales rank: 4,336

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:51)
  2. 2 Y'All Know (3:57)
  3. 3 Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (3:47)
  4. 4 Candy (3:56)
  5. 5 Chasing Forever (4:15)
  6. 6 Keith B-Real I (Interlude) (1:07)
  7. 7 Don't Say Nothin' (4:22)
  8. 8 Miami (3:17)
  9. 9 Yes Yes Y'All (4:23)
  10. 10 I Loved You (4:12)
  11. 11 Keith B-Real II (Interlude) (0:30)
  12. 12 It's All Good (4:04)
  13. 13 Just the Two of Us (5:15)
  14. 14 Keith B-Real III (Interlude) (1:54)
  15. 15 Big Willie Style - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (3:35)
  16. 16 Men in Black (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Will Smith Primary Artist
Cameo Track Performer
Trey Lorenz Background Vocals
Dave Foreman Guitar
Fuzzy Background Vocals, Vocal Ad-Libs
Larry Blackmon Track Performer
Lanar Brantley Bass Guitar
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince scratching
Timothy Christian Riley Keyboards
Sauce Multi Instruments
Ryan Toby Vocals
Trisha Covington Background Vocals
Camp Lo Track Performer
Kenny Greene Background Vocals
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Track Performer
Valvin Roane Vocals
Tia Mintze Vocals
Keith Winfield Keyboards
Coko Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Patrice Rushen Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Bernard Edwards Composer
Ralph MacDonald Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Samuel Barnes Composer
Rob Chiarelli drum programming
William Salter Composer
Sauce Producer
Jeff Townes Producer, Engineer
Fred Washington Composer
Ken "Duro" Ifill Engineer
Terri McFadden Composer
Poke Producer, Engineer, drum programming
L.E.S. Producer, drum programming
Will Smith Composer
Valvin Roane Producer
Andreao "Fanatic" Heard Producer
Keith Pelzer Producer, Engineer
Tone Producer, drum programming
Joe Robinson Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I liked the songs.Especially "Miami", "Ya'll Know","Get Jiggy With It","Men In Black",and "Just the two Of Us" They don't lack heart.They are great but old(fart)songs.Last comment good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Krunk cd

    dude this cd is like so fresh, i been bumpin it since it came out. he got wicket beats, and nice flows, this cd is so fresh...... mang im bumpin it right now..... he outraps all rappers like eminem, gay-z, and tupac, biggie and all them. he just got mad flows like whoa! i would give him 10 stars but the top is 5... everybody should buy it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Will Smith Is IN THE HOUSE

    Will Smith shows that you can rap without cussing.*****5 Stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Will Smith Gone Jiggy

    The song Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It Rocks. I love that song thanx to Brandon Burns who told me about the song. I love you Brandon, STAY JIGGY WIT' IT!

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    Posted December 24, 2010

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