A west Philadelphian, born and raised, Will Smith is sent to live with his rich aunty and uncle to escape a couple of guys who are up to no good. The sitcom's moralistic storylines and representation of black affluence (who could forget Geoffrey the butler?), provided a family-friendly face for hip-hop in the 90s, as well as a career-rescuing turn for rapper turned-actor Will Smith. And that's how he became the prince of a town called Bel Air.
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Rosie Swash is a senior national news editor for the Guardian. She is deputy editor of the Guardian's Rights and Freedom series