fresh prince cab ride Fresh Prince... How Long Was That Cab Ride?

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Apparently we’re not the only ones concerned with this issue, but nonetheless…

Did [lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Will Smith[/lastfm], AKA The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, really take a cab all the way from Pennsylvania (where he was born and raised) to California (Yo homes, to Bel-Air)?

will smith Fresh Prince... How Long Was That Cab Ride?

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Let’s see here…

Quick breakdown:
Initial Cab Fare                              | $2.70
Cost Per Mile                                | $0.20
West Philadelphia > Bel-Air            |  2,740 miles

So if our math is correct (with the help of

estimated cab fare Fresh Prince... How Long Was That Cab Ride?

EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS??? Where did some b-ball shootin’ delinquent get that kind of bankroll?**

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Chillin out, maxin, relaxing all cool,
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one lil fight and my mom got scared
And said “You’re moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air”

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said FRESH and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I can say this cab was rare
But I thought naw forget it yo homes to Bel-Air

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabby “Yo homes smell ya later”
I looked at my kingdom I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air

**We have a strong hunch DJ Jazzy Jeff kicked in a few bones

[Source: CollegeHumor]

Comments (4)
  1. Mrs. says:

    I know the middle part normally isn’t there but Listen at the 1 minute 8 second mark when he actually gets the cab! Notice the Hollywood sign in the backround too!

    1. Mrs. says:

      & the license plate said ‘California’ lol

  2. leticia says:

    if you listen to the full version of the song you would know that he took an airplane from philly to la. and on some episodes they even show him on a plane while he raps those lines. he doesn’t get in a cab until he is in so cal.

  3. Stephen says:

    LOL Well if you pay attention, his mom gives him plane tickets and he is even signing about flying first class. He doesn’t get in the cab till he is in Ca.

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