But don’t expect him to go down the same album path as the British chanteuse as he readies new music and preps for this summer’s reunion tour with Jazzy Jeff.
“I have a bunch of songs. I don’t know if I’ll do an album. I‘m looking for a really clever and creative way to release the music,” he says, adding that he’s been paying attention to how his teenage children, Willow and Jaden, absorb music. “I’ve been watching my kids, and they don’t do albums anymore. Just the way that people consume music is really different than go out and buy 12 songs, 14 songs, and listen all the way through in one setting. It’s much more ADHD -- unless you’re Adele.” Smith’s last studio album release was Lost and Found, which came out in 2005 on Interscope and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.