The official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia song, according to Billboard, will see Smith collaborating with Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi. Production will be handled by Diplo. The track, the title of which has not been officially announced, is set to be released May 25. Reggaeton producer DJ Nelson told Vibe, who first broke word of Smith's involvement alongside W Radio, that the resulting track is "big" and "just so crazy."
Following these reports, Smith hit Instagram with a confirmation of his own and a possible song title hint:
Those familiar with the extended Will Smith discography will note that he's a proven master of event records. His Coko-featuring 1997 single "Men in Black," in promotion of the classic movie of the same name, was an ubiquitous bop. Similar fates were found by the Dru Hill-featuring "Wild Wild West" and Men in Black 2's "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)."
It's been a solid month for Smith news. Less than two weeks ago, we received another updated on the status of Smith and Martin Lawrence's long-delayed Bad Boys for Life. According to the latest intel, we should expect the sequel—Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah—to arrive in January 2020.