DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Genres: Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": hip-hop rap hip hop 80s old school 90s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Individual Artists: DJ Jazzy Jeff
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Biography

The Fresh Prince, aka Will Smith (Willard Christopher Smith Jnr., 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is now just as famous for his acting career, which started when he played the streetwise tough suffering culture shock when transplanted into the affluent Beverley Hills household of television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. However, this was initially very much a second career for Smith. Together with DJ Jazzy Jeff (b. Jeffrey Townes, 22 January 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), this young duo had already recorded a highly successful debut album in 1987, and charted with the hit single ‘Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble’. Musically the duo operated in familiar territory, working a variety of inoffensive, borrowed styles to good effect and in marked contrast to the threatening ‘street style’ of other rap artists.

Jazzy Jeff started DJing in the mid-70s when he was a mere 10 years old (though...

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