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Released: Nov. 25, 1997

Rating: 3.650 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: rap

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Intro
  2. Y’all Know
  3. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
  4. Candy
  5. Chasing Forever
  6. Keith B-Real I (Interlude)
  7. Don’t Say Nothin’
  8. Miami
  9. Yes Yes Y’all
  10. I Love dYou
  11. Keith B-Real II (Interlude)
  12. It’s All Good
  13. Just the Two of Us
  14. Keith B-Real III (Interlude)
  15. Big Willie Style
  16. Men in Black

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 9.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated 0.6
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. 2.0
sales worldwide - estimated 11.6


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 8
peak on U.K. album chart 9

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Men in Black (6/21/97) #1 US, #1 UK, #9a RB
  • Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It (2/7/98) #1 US, #3 UK, #6 RB. Sales: ˝ million
  • Just the Two of Us (6/6/98) #6a US, #2 UK, #17 RB
  • Miami (11/21/98) #8a US, #3 UK, #60a RB


American Music Awards – Album of the Year, pop/rock. Click to go to awards page. Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Big Willie Style
Will Smith
“Will Smith wisely decided not to change his style too much on Big Willie Style, the first record he released since becoming a major movie star with…Independence Day and Men in Black. Instead of trying to toughen his image, Smith continued with the friendly, humorous pop-rap that has been his trademark since He’s the DJ, I’m the RapperSTE which was recorded under the moniker of Fresh Prince along with his parter DJ Jazzy Jeff.

“Of course, he gives the music a glossy modern sheen (ironically based on early-‘80s funk) in order to prove that he’s still hip – and it works. Sure, there’s filler scattered all the way the through the album, but the best moments – the disco-thumping Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It, the Larry Blackmon duet Candy, the ballad I Loved You, and the riotous Men in Black – rank among his best singles.” STE

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Last updated March 29, 2010.