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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

This song is by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and appears on the album Greatest Hits (1998) and on the compilation album Greatest Hits (2002) by Will Smith.

This song has been covered by Jimmy Fallon under the title "Neil Young Sings "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air"".
This song has been sampled by FreddeGredde in the song "The TV Theme Medley".
This song is featured in the television series The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Now this is the story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air

In west Philadelphia, born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool
And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys, who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
And said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air!"

I begged and pleaded with her day after day
But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket
I put my Walkman on and said, "I might as well kick it!"

First class, yo, this is bad
Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass
Is this what the people of Bel-Air livin' like?
This might be alright!

But wait, I hear they're prissy, bourgeois and all that
Is this the type of place that they should send this cool cat?
I don't think so
I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air

Well, uh
The plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out
I ain't trying to get arrested yet
I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said "Fresh" and it had dice in the mirror
If anything, I can say that this cab was rare
But I thought "Nah, forget it, yo Holmes, to Bel-Air!"

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie "Yo Holmes, smell ya later!"
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-Air

Written by:

Will Smith and Jeffrey Townes