Originally performing by the late Robin Williams, Will Smith has channeled his newfound Genie magic for an updated rendition on the classic film track, offering a bit of his Fresh prince essence to spruce up the song that was originally released in 1992. As is expected from DJ Khaled, he offers up his responsibilities as hypeman, continuing with his usual ad libs that further reinforces Smith’s verses.
You can listen to Will Smith and DJ Khaled’s new take on “Friend Like Me” above. Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin arrives in theaters worldwide this Friday.
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