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DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Formed: 1986 in Philadelphia, PA
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441 Ratings
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Disbanded: 1993
Genre: R&B, Rap
Group Members: The Fresh Prince, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff
Biography: To many present-day listeners, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince are best-remembered for launching the superstar music/acting career of the latter, now known by his real name of Will Smith. In their heyday, however, the Philadelphia duo played a major role in making rap music accessible to pop audiences, ...Read full biography
He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper
Released: 1988
Label: Jive Records
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This is the album on which DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince hit commercial pay dirt, the album that introduced the duo's jokey, benign, and somewhat goofball demeanor to a wide audience. Without He's the ...Read full review
Homebase
Released: 1991
Label: Jive Records
Critics' Rating:
After the disappointingly uneven And in This Corner..., DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince restarted their commercial momentum with Homebase, which fitted Will Smith's rhymes with up-to-date, radio-friendly ...Read full review
More DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (12), Singles & EPs (15), DVD/Video (5)