West Philadelphia, Born and Raised

  • Published on Jul 1, 2018
  • UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who bought merch to support West Philadelphia's Global Leadership Academy Charter School and artist Richard Wilson. Sales are now closed.
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    Special Thanks To:
    Richard Wilson
    Ms. Carolyn Smith
    Charlie Mack
    Dr. Naomi Johnson-Booker
    Global Leadership Academy Charter School
    Jana Babatunde-Bey
    The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation
    Dr. J
    West Philadelphia
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    Executive Producers: Will Smith, Miguel Melendez
    Producers: Aaron Ferguson, Lukas Kaiser, Mike Nussbaum, Sadao Turner
    Editor: Brian Vannucci
    Camera Operator: Shane Barbera
    Additional Camera: Jeff Blank, Aidan Tanner
    Location Sound Mixer: Kaitlyn Conners
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Comments • 3 891

  • demonioblanco772
    demonioblanco772 3 days ago

    the "wikibuy" comercial at end of video ruined it all for me.. it is like seeing his mural with a big flashing bilboard above it promoting wikibuy..

  • Mellissa Compston
    Mellissa Compston 7 days ago

    Take it down he is evil

  • mangun V
    mangun V 15 days ago

    Philly gang

  • JabbaThe FatGut
    JabbaThe FatGut 16 days ago

    I seen it in real life🔥🔥

  • keil festin
    keil festin 19 days ago

    Jaden Smith a picture of him wearing women clothes mural

  • Becca Daily
    Becca Daily 19 days ago


  • Cyan Carey
    Cyan Carey 20 days ago

    The cool thing is I’m right in front of the mural

  • All In
    All In 20 days ago +1

    It is nice that they done that for Will instead of waiting until he was dead to honor him.

  • Benedicta Wanju
    Benedicta Wanju 23 days ago

    Visit queen of chef catering customized cakes and cupcakes view like and share it thanks call now thanks

  • Compte Prive
    Compte Prive 23 days ago +1

    There's still A LOT of space on that mural. Add Jazzy Jeff! He's a Philly legend too!

  • the wind cries cool
    the wind cries cool 27 days ago

    So inspired

  • Maniac Matt
    Maniac Matt 27 days ago

    Did anyone notice the flatscreen TV on the dresser in the early 70s pic lol like wtf???,? Hahahah let me get a thumbs up if you didn't notice it......

  • Ian Moeller
    Ian Moeller Month ago

    I didn't know Sean Evans has an older brother that's an artist

  • kezin money
    kezin money Month ago

    damn that walls shoe game on point

  • Countdrakeula 22
    Countdrakeula 22 Month ago

    Ahh that's hot that's hot

  • Rita Samuels
    Rita Samuels Month ago


  • Femineity
    Femineity Month ago

    Actual 'Feeling' transference...one of the things I'm sure will be possible in my great grandchildren's lifetime (alongside other sense' stimulation experiences). I would have loved to have actually FELT the feeling Mrs. Smith felt when she saw her baby's likeness on the side of that building knowing all it took for him to achieve what he has and what it means to others to see him there, bigger than life! Bravo to you, Mrs. Smith and to Mr. Smith (may he rest in peace). You've raised an outstanding human being! #Heartsongs

  • Marie Alexis
    Marie Alexis Month ago


  • Alis Jordan
    Alis Jordan Month ago

    Love this!!!!

  • Jo2nice23
    Jo2nice23 Month ago

    That's a blessing

  • Carlos Alberto Lino Filho

    Will, you are the best! But James Avery bring the best line of the show: bring me lucille!

  • Josh Hood
    Josh Hood Month ago

    True beauty. You inspire me everyday. I love you in a not weird way, whatever you'd describe it as.

  • ShadoeFax
    ShadoeFax Month ago

    He's a reporter not the messiah

  • MonkEzz
    MonkEzz Month ago

    Born n Raised

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    Why praise like that someone who is still alive? I understand if you make a statue of Will when he dies. But this?

    • Nobody cares
      Nobody cares Month ago +1

      You're such a hater. He has achieved a lot already. No one wants to wait 20-30 years more to honor him and inspire generations in those 20-30 years.

  • Angie B
    Angie B Month ago

    ALL these guys sound JUST LIKE WILL. O.K. bring on the Jazzy Jeff story and how he ended up on Fresh Prince

  • Dorothy Bardy
    Dorothy Bardy Month ago

    I love the mural 😉👍 even though I know know the man and have never got the opportunity to meet him or anything like that I feel if someone tries to do better for there life and is able to send inspiration and help others then he has done amazing things with his life and will if you ever read the comments on these things all I would like to say is THANK YOU!!! for all your hard work in your movie as well as your old show the fresh price of Bel-Air that we still watch when we can I appreciate it very much your a good person from what I can see and like I said I dont know you never met you personally but that's how I see it.thank for sharing I really do appreciate it and hope🕊that everyone has a wonderful day 🌈🌤🍃🌸🍃🌼🍃🌸 God bless😇💌🕊💗 my wish for everyone is ☮☯️💗 from me here in Ontario 🇨🇦🙋‍♀️🕊

  • uber eat my ass
    uber eat my ass Month ago

    The hat and the striped tee from the pilot episode was hanging off the back of the chair on the mural.. I’m in tears

  • King DingALing
    King DingALing 2 months ago

    I just wish he had Will wearing Iversons, but Jordan's makes sense I guess... and how cool is the shirt and hat from season 1 E 1 hanging on the back of the chair!

  • President Goyim
    President Goyim 2 months ago

    Overlooking the playground, huh?😂

  • Pablo Vargas
    Pablo Vargas 2 months ago

    Remember William Hendricks?

  • Sea Kelp
    Sea Kelp 2 months ago

    That is truly awsome!

  • Juan Luna
    Juan Luna 2 months ago

    Will Smith is awesome man

  • Je Yi
    Je Yi 2 months ago

    Did Will smith have Philly cheesesteak for lunch everyday? Those are good.

  • phillylegend14
    phillylegend14 2 months ago

    you have another mural on 46th and market , under the El

  • Cecil Fitz
    Cecil Fitz 2 months ago


  • Fishy Bruv
    Fishy Bruv 2 months ago

    Well your life got flipped upside down.

  • Nomad Sista’
    Nomad Sista’ 2 months ago

    Wow amazing

  • hari kasbia
    hari kasbia 2 months ago


  • thing muzaco
    thing muzaco 2 months ago +1

    am 20 and i wish from bottom of my heart that oneday i will make my momma proud .

  • Tom Rain
    Tom Rain 2 months ago

    He's probably one of the best UScliprs out here I'm so shocked and delighted.

  • Valente Montes
    Valente Montes 2 months ago

    Will Smith's mural turned out way better than Barack Obama's portrait!

  • R'ea J TBA
    R'ea J TBA 2 months ago

    Came here after How I taught My Brother in Law to make a movie

    JAY BLACK 2 months ago

    Damn across from my old school

  • Alex
    Alex 2 months ago

    From the town. This is the real Philadelphia dream. Mad respect to Will and the artist! Thank you :)

  • Jordan Hocking
    Jordan Hocking 2 months ago

    Will is the guru of inspiration i love this guy... Will Smith for president!! 😀🤣

  • Ryan Thomas
    Ryan Thomas 2 months ago

    This man is amazing.

  • Franck S.
    Franck S. 2 months ago

    I love it!

  • Ibis
    Ibis 3 months ago

    That's not that's hot

  • viscan1
    viscan1 3 months ago

    Awesome. Extraordinary. Beautiful. First thing I’m going to look for when I get to Philly. Got to get a picture in front of it. ❤️🙏🏿❤️

  • chin turner
    chin turner 3 months ago

    That's outstanding the only thing I can think of is, out of respect to their friendship and Success Jazzy needs to go on the side of him SO DOPE!!!! MASTERPIECE!!!!

  • Jonh Wick
    Jonh Wick 3 months ago

    Will you got a grate mom she is proud of you good job.

  • Troy Crith ll
    Troy Crith ll 3 months ago


  • Troy Crith ll
    Troy Crith ll 3 months ago


  • Rene Novais
    Rene Novais 3 months ago

    Will Smith 😀👍

  • Valber Cesar
    Valber Cesar 4 months ago +1

    Will, u r amazing brow! My inspiration dude. God bless you! From Norway!

  • Extrical
    Extrical 4 months ago

    *In west Philadelphia, born and raised, On the playground is where I spent most of my days.*

  • Gay Meets world
    Gay Meets world 4 months ago

    I’ve grown such a love for will it’s crazy


    Much Love 2U Will, And Much Love 2 Your Wife And Kids And Your Mom And Dad

  • Charles Gussom
    Charles Gussom 4 months ago

    Makes you proud to be a Philadelphian!...if only they could clean up the litter and drugs on the streets, Philly would be a great place to live. Never the less it's still "My home sweet, but dirty, home."

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    Они Казахстан к России приписали 😂👌

  • Shrimpy 08
    Shrimpy 08 4 months ago

    I actually live near Philadelphia

  • T R
    T R 4 months ago

    "i'll see you in the next one". I hope to enjoy your talent in the next one also.

  • T R
    T R 4 months ago

    You and Jada make GEN Xers look even better. #genxtakingover
    THANKS BRO!!! keep doing you, be the first INTERNATIONAL movie star EVER in all countries. Im very proud of ya.

  • Jay Corp
    Jay Corp 4 months ago

    Wtf I see this mural every day that’s dope. Didn’t know about this vid until now

  • mashtuck sports radio
    mashtuck sports radio 4 months ago +1


  • threezy three
    threezy three 5 months ago

    Check out jessika tha prankster usclip.net/video/G_otMQ8MqLE/video.html

  • sweetguava1
    sweetguava1 5 months ago

    Beautiful art,love Philly.

  • Vicky Burnett
    Vicky Burnett 5 months ago

    Will Smith for president

  • Shakiem Jean-Joseph
    Shakiem Jean-Joseph 5 months ago

    Fresh prince of bel-air but call him the fresh prince from West-Philadelphia my favorite actor of all time- Bad boys movies and men in black movies are my favorites from him

  • Frank Jones
    Frank Jones 5 months ago

    Nice art work bro

  • Ha-ha-ha-hapa
    Ha-ha-ha-hapa 5 months ago

    1:03 I thought they were actually going to add West Philly to it lol it kinda looks a little empty having seen it there

  • Yvonne Shelton
    Yvonne Shelton 5 months ago

    Crying 😭

  • Marilyn.ML.Allen
    Marilyn.ML.Allen 5 months ago

    So when i saw the title i literally said aloud "West Philadelphia,Born and Raised thats where i spent most of my days".XD

  • Siana Whatarau
    Siana Whatarau 5 months ago

    the merch link isnt there...or did i miss it?

  • Enid Pagan
    Enid Pagan 5 months ago

    I live in 50th & Wynnefield st...west side of Philadelphia. Haven't seen this mural yet. But would love to cause I worked with Mural Arts Program during my high school years. Struggling artist raising an autistic daughter by myself also self caring myself with HIV and thyroid. My eye doctor say I will go blind. Hope that won't come true cause I'm by myself with my daughter.

  • Dominic Ang
    Dominic Ang 5 months ago

    That black cement is 🔥🔥🔥

  • Amy Alves
    Amy Alves 5 months ago

    I need to meet you and jada😩😩😩

  • Alma Ruiz
    Alma Ruiz 5 months ago

    Aww congrats Will ❤

  • lisa marie williams
    lisa marie williams 5 months ago

    Your mother is sooooo beautiful ! This is AWESOME !

  • Ayala
    Ayala 6 months ago

    WEST PHILLY! now this is love.

  • Ty Hairston
    Ty Hairston 6 months ago +1

    Like beanie Mac and meek mill but will is like the first that made Philly look good

    • Ty Hairston
      Ty Hairston 5 months ago

      Well you gotta realize will Smith cane out way before Kevin and any body else from Philadelphia... the fresh prince of of bel air was one of the greatest tv shows In the 90s i mean don’t get me wrong Kevin Hart is a great actor and funny comedian but will is one of the very best icon that came out of Philly but Kevin and more ppl that came out off Philly probably get that face on the wall two like beanie Siegel and meek mill is like one the best rappers that came from Philadelphia too

    • E.J. Manghram
      E.J. Manghram 5 months ago

      Ty Hairston where Kevin at

  • Ronald Haleluya
    Ronald Haleluya 6 months ago

    Thank you for sharing video Mr. Will Smith :)

  • Carolina Woman NC
    Carolina Woman NC 6 months ago

    Wow! The mural looks awesome. Will your such an inspiration. May God continue to bless u in ways that are inspiring and encouraging to others. Congratulations😇


    Esta bien chida


    Que arte

    PHILIP WATSON 5 6 months ago


  • Nataly Ovalle
    Nataly Ovalle 6 months ago


  • Mos_ T
    Mos_ T 6 months ago

    I wish all celebrities were like this great soul...

  • Kim wright
    Kim wright 6 months ago

    Inspiration!! Complete inspiration! Gosh this man moves me!!

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    ????? 6 months ago

    thats cool as

  • T R
    T R 6 months ago

    What's amazing is how he has in his lifetime, been able to be a legend for the future. WOW!!

  • T R
    T R 6 months ago +1

    Hey Will, when did you start to live in your present?...

  • T R
    T R 6 months ago +1


  • Doris Crumpton
    Doris Crumpton 6 months ago

    Hi Mr. Will u remind me of my younger brother so much. U both look alike, act alike and he too like math. He majored in math and is now an accountant for over 20yrs. You both are the same age as well. You both are a father, you both have been divorce, you both are fun, loving and easy going, you botg are the same zodiac sign. Will to much alike but that's fine because you both are very nice repected men.

  • Nokuphila Ndwandwe
    Nokuphila Ndwandwe 6 months ago

    Can I be a billionaire already😐... My community needs me

  • Jonny Infamus
    Jonny Infamus 6 months ago

    That tuched me

  • Veronica Peterson
    Veronica Peterson 6 months ago

    Hey Mr. Smith! Can you release more merch in the future??

  • Bourgeois Pineapples
    Bourgeois Pineapples 6 months ago

    Inspiring! 🍍💜 Instagram.com/BourgeoisPineapples

  • cool dawg Ashley
    cool dawg Ashley 6 months ago

    He is just a living legend....salute to z king...👑