80’s babies who grew up listening to throwback hip-hop were true, adoring fans of Will Smith’s sitcom, ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’ The Banks’ were a TV family that most urbanites aspired to ascend to! Believe it or not, it was nearly 16 years ago some of us shed tears during the last episode of the TV show that had become an entertainment staple of our generation.
In a recent episode of BBC One’s Graham Norton Show, the 80’s rapper and his son, star of 20th century’s ‘Karate Kid,’ Jaden took to the stages of the popular Brit comedian’s late night show. Not only were, they a show, Jaden rapped to his father’s manual beatbox and surprised show participants with the mix and scratch of his original stage member, DJ Jazzy Jeff. He was unable to depart the audience without having rapped the theme show anthem and … in true “Fresh Prince” fashion, surprised the audience with an impromptu introduction of the infamous Carlton Banks’ “It’s Not Unusual” snap dance! Take a look at the video below!
While on the “Graham Norton Show” to promote their new action flick “After Earth,” Smith, 44, and his son Jaden Smith, 15, treated the audience to a quick father-son freestyle rap.
But that wasn’t enough for the “Pursuit of Happyness” duo — Smith got the audience going when his famous DJ and “Fresh Prince” best friend Jazzy Jeff joined them to lead in a recital of the hit show’s theme song.
Then, proving he’s still the ultimate party-starter, Smith brought out “Fresh Prince” favorite Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Smith’s cousin Carlton on the show, to do his legendary “Carlton Dance.”
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Did this take you on a trip down “Memory Lane?”