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Video: Will Smith Busts Out Impromptu 'Summertime' On Letterman

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Will Smith went old school last night, busting out with his 1992 hit single "Summertime" on "The Late Show With David Letterman." He started rapping as soon as he came on, hearing the band play the first few strains of the epic warm weather jam.

Will Smith hasn't done a whole lot of rapping lately, preferring instead to act, not get divorced, and consider emancipating his 15-year-old son.

The rap was a bit stale and forced, not that we don't still love Will Smith, but it kind of smacked of "aging-rapper-tries-to-reclaim-his-youth" and whatnot. Judge for yourselves: