Will Smith had quite a few key career updates in his Beats 1 radio interview With Zane Lowe

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Will Smith had quite a few key career updates in his Beats 1 radio interview With Zane Lowe
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actor Will Smith presents the award for Outstanding Motion Picture onstage during the 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
Willard Carroll Will Smith Junior, an African-American actor, producer, and rapper in his youth wearing a large baseball cap, July 31, 1996. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeff Townes), left, and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) are seen backstage at the American Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., Monday, January 31, 1989, after winning in the category Favorite Rap Artist and Favorite Rap Album. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Will Smith during an interview with guest host Jay Leno on October 15, 1990 -- (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Will Smith holds his Grammy Award 25 February in New York. Smith won best Rap Solo Performance for 'Men In Black.' (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor/rapper Will Smith arrives at the 'Enemy of the State' film premiere at the Walter Reade Theatre in New York City November 18, 1999. (Photo by Diane Freed)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Actor and Recording star Will Smith holds up two of the three awards he won at The American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA 11 January. Smith won awards for Pop Rock Favorite Album, Soul, Rhythm and Blues Favorite Album, and Favorite Male Artist. AFP PHOTO Gerard Burkhart (Photo credit should read GERARD BURKHART/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: US actor Will Smith (C) arrives with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith (L) and his son, at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA, 20 January 2002. Smith is nominated for Best Actor-Motion Picture Drama for his role in 'Ali.' AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Will Smith on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Friday, March 8, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Will Smith and his sons arrive for the premiere of 'Spider Man' at the Mann Village in Westwood, Ca., April 29, 2002. photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect
Best Male Performer winner for 'Ali', Will Smith at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Theatre in Los Angeles, Ca., June 1, 2002. (photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 26: Actor Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett and his family attend the film premiere of 'Men In Black II' at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters June 26, 2002 in Westwood, California. 'Men In Black II' opens in theaters nationwide on July 3, 2002. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Will Smith at 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Thursday, June 27, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 12: Will Smith during Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar April 12, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 7: Actors Will Smith (L) and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the premiere of 'The Matrix Reloaded' at the Village Theater on May 7, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 20: Actors Will Smith (L) and Ice Cube arrive at the premiere of MGM's 'Barbershop 2: Back in Business' at the Chinese Theatre on January 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
CANNES, France: US actor Will Smith and US actress Angelina Jolie (R) ride into shore at the Carlton Hotel beach on a promo float for their film 'Shark Tale', 14 May 2004 at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the French Riveria town. AFP PHOTO BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Will Smith accepts the award for favorite pop/rock male artist at the 33rd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Actor Will Smith gives the victory sign to reporters upon his arrival at Ciampino airport in Rome, Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. Smith is in Rome to attend the expected wedding of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, likely to take place at a medieval lakeside town outside Rome, Bracciano, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Actor Will Smith waves to fans as he arrives at the premiere of the film "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith makes the award presentation for achievement in visual effects during the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
From left, Jada Pinkett Smith, her children:Trey Smith, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, and husband Will Smith, and Charlize Theron pose together at the Simon Wiesenthal Center annual National Tribute Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Will Smith was honored by the center with its highest honor, the 2009 Humanitarian Award, which was presented by Theron.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 12: Actor Will Smith waits on a tee during the Pro-Am at the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club on December 12, 2005 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
U.S. actor Will Smith arrives for the UK Gala Premiere of Seven Pounds at a central London cinema, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
Cast members U.S. actor Jaden Smith, left, Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan, second left, U.S. producer and actor Will Smith, second right, U.S. producer and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, center, and U.S. actress Willow Smith react as they arrive for the gala premiere of the film Karate Kid in London, Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, producers of "The Karate Kid," pose together at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, June 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith arrives at the premiere of the documentary film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Will Smith (R) and his daughter Willow Smith listen to testimony at the 'The Next Ten Years In The Fight Against Human Trafficking: Attacking The Problem With The Right Tools' Committee Hearing at the Hart Senate Office Building on July 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
US actor Will Smith signs autgraphs as he arrives for the German Premiere of the movie "Men in Black 3" in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Actor Will Smith looks at the scoreboard in the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets, Friday, April 13, 2012 in Philadelphia. The Nets won 95-89. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Actor Will Smith poses upon his arrival for a press conference to promote his new movie "Men in Black III" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Will Smith, left, and his son Jaden Smith pose for photographers during a press conference to promote their film "After Earth," in Tokyo, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Will Smith with host Jimmy Fallon during the 'Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing' skit on February 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28: Actor Will Smith (R) presents his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith with the Star Power award onstage during 2015 'Black Girls Rock!' BET Special at NJ Performing Arts Center on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Actor/rapper Will Smith listens for the crowd's response during his performance at the annual Wango Tango Music Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, June 15, 2002. A wide variety of performers including Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion and No Doubt were featured in the all-day music festival. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Although Will Smith has been busy making kids and stuff (his words), he had time last week to drop his first guest track in a decade. The release prompted a visit to Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show, where the former Fresh Prince dished about more new music, his movie career, and what the heck is happening with that on-again-off-again, long-awaited Bad Boys sequel. Read on for highlights.

On his stash of other forthcoming jams:

I'm pretty much poppin' in the studio every day, and I'm looking for artists to collaborate with, and I'm trying to find that voice. I have so many things that I wanna say, and I'm struggling with saying them in a way that fits the flavor of music that I tend to like. I've got a lot of young artists and young philosophers trying to help me extract the ideas from my mind and my heart. But I probably have 30 songs — six to seven that I really, really like.

On a potential tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff (full details currently unavailable, but it'll likely be a result of all that new music):

I'm hoping this summer is the first time we go out on a full world tour. I'm terrified.

On how he gets over creative fear (aka, how he got over the After Earth ordeal):

After Earth was really the first time I had a massive, public execution, a thoroughly and completely accepted failure. But with that, that Monday morning, I got right on the treadmill ... top of the year, I jumped out of an airplane. I was like, No fear. Anything I'm scared of, I'm attacking. I just got back into the mindset of being comfortable to go out there and fall on my face. If you're not willing to fall on your face, you can't create on a high level.

On the next Bad Boys:

There's a very, very, very strong possibility that you will be seeing a Bad Boys within the next 12 to 16 months.

You can watch the whole interview, which also includes bits about age in hip-hop, Jaden, Willow, Suicide Squad, and Smith's general creative process, here:

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