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Thread started 05/06/18 2:15pm

JabarR74

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper 30th Anniversary Thread

I know I'm late for this, but last March marked the 30th anniversary of the 2nd release by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith), "He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper"

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Reply #1 posted 05/08/18 7:55am

Cinny

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This is the first real hip hop double album. The CD and cassette version never had all the tracks, or full versions (a la 1999).

It is quite an accomplishment considering how even of a listen it is.

The mixing is superb. I give props to Marley Marl all day long for his approach to sampling, but DJ Jazzy Jeff or Bryan "Chuck" New whoever was engineering and mixing THIS album got this stuff to sound so much smoother and balanced.

I suggest you put "As We Go" on full blast and go for a drive! cool

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Reply #2 posted 05/09/18 1:32pm

CoolMF

Dope FUCKING album and I've always hated how hip hop (in general) went through a Will Smith-hating phase like this album never came out. I was early in high school when this dropped- I loved this album and still do. Sorry, but I can't help but (as today's rappers say) "go in" on this thread.

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Brand New Funk- still the jam. Period.

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Charlie Mack- he's still 1st out of the limo.

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As We Go- still my jam, especially the 30 second intro.

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Parents Just Don't...- still kind of a corny song but it's one of Jazzy Jeff's dopest beats ever. Everytime I hear it, the drum round sample kills me.

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My Buddy- was one of my favorite beat box jams UNTIL 1.) I was exposed to "Rock The House" (I purchased that album after I'd worn out He's The DJ) and 2.) I got a hold of Eric B.'s "My Melody" (Rakim's lyric about "...7 emcees put 'em in a line" was far superior to Fresh Prince's "...10 emcees lined up to battle".

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He's The DJ- easiest the most underrated joint on the album and one of my all-time favorite Will Smith flows.

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Those were my favorite joints on that. Again, great GREAT album.

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Reply #3 posted 05/16/18 9:23am

Cinny

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yeahthat

I also highly rate their debut, Rock The House.

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Reply #4 posted 05/17/18 3:57pm

ChocolateBox31
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I like how they are still friends to this day. Who knew that DJ Jazzy Jeff was much older than Will? Black don't crack.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #5 posted 05/18/18 6:29am

domainator2010

My parents didn't understand this so much.....they never bought it for me!

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