VIDEO Neil Young sings “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme on Jimmy Fallon!

Neil Young sings Fresh Prince of Bel Aire on Jimmy Fallon

DJ Jazzy Neil Young can make anything awesome! On the November 24 episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the Canadian neanderpunk granddaddy of grunge brought the haunting lyrics of the classic 1980s theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel -Air  to life and gave them the spiritual weight they’ve always longed for but never got thanks to the light-hearted rapping style of “Fresh Prince” Will Smith. I should just be quiet and let the ghetto falsetto change your life:

OK, so it was Jimmy Fallon. (If you’re a big Neil Young fan you’re probably disappointed like I was – I actually thought he had done it. Ol’ Neil can be a little wacky some times and I certainly wouldn’t put it past him! Maybe he will do it now! Of course, he’d have to do it different for creativity’s sake – maybe Weld-like grunge or a “Like a Hurricane” organ would be appropriate?)

In case you have no idea what The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is, here’s the original theme song with a young Will Smith:

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