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Today in Hip-Hop: ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Debuts on Television

In 1990, Will Smith—a.k.a. The Fresh Prince was in deep shit.

Will was a successful rapper in the late 80's but he didn't spend his money wisely. Owing over $2.8 million dollars to the federal government, Smith was on the verge of bankruptcy when television executives at NBC approached him about a starring in a television show.

Smith agreed and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was born.

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The show was a huge success for NBC garnering strong ratings over six seasons on the network.
More importantly the show made Smith a household name across the U.S. The television show helped Smith balance his career. Will showed the world that he could do more than rap, as he was an amazing actor as well.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the show. In honor of the iconic show, shoot your favorite scene from the show a comment below. I'm sure The Fresh Prince has bought joy to the lives of Vinglers across the globe!
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Oh hells yeah! This show was so influential, and really was a defining moment for Smith's career. I can't believe it's already been 25 years – this was ALWAYS on when I was a kid!
Dang! It’s crazy it’s been that long! I still remember all the lyrics to the intro...me and everyone else... lol