*Young Willow Smith is really carrying on her daddy’s legacy and has summoned an old friend of his, DJ Jazzy Jeff, to work on her debut album.
Jazzy Jeff, as well as rapper Skillz, will be working together to develop some unique material for the 10-year-old singer.
“Me and Jazzy Jeff are collaborating on an album this year,” Skillz tells BET. “We’re working on some stuff for Willow Smith’s album.”
Skillz, a veteran lyricist recognized for his annual ‘Rap Up’ song on which he details some of the year’s most memorable moments, developed a relationship with Will Smith after working alongside him on several past projects. The step Skillz and Jeff took to collaborate on the young Roc Nation signee’s album was a logical one.
“It was just a natural progression like they’re doing music so, you know, that door’s always open. I’d be crazy not to try to walk through it, so we’re working on some stuff.”
Skillz of course is an adult, but that won’t stop him from being able to tune in to the teeny-bopper set.
“I mean, I can write for anybody,” he states. “It’s just stepping outside of yourself, looking at the market and realize on what’s missing and try to fill that void. We all throw darts, sometimes they stick, sometimes they don’t. But, you know, you keep going.”