Actor Will Smith is planning to free up some time in his hectic Hollywood schedule - so he can focus on returning to rap music.

The ALI star's last album, 2002's BORN TO REIGN, marked his final project for COLUMBIA RECORDS, but now he's signed to INTERSCOPE, he's eager to sample chart glory again.

Included on Smith's forthcoming album, due out in January (05), is a planned duet with R+B star Mary J Blige.

Timbaland is on board to produce the set.

24/09/2004 09:04