Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff have dominated music, movies and television for over 25 years. This site has all you need to know about the duo from the early albums through to the latest Will Smith blockbuster.
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Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff Townes formed the group DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince in 1985. They released their first single "Girls Ain't Nothin But Trouble" in 1986. Five Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince albums followed between 1987 and 1993.
Will starred in his own sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" from 1991-1996. Jazzy Jeff joined Will on the television show playing Will's best friend Jazz. Once "Fresh Prince" wrapped Will embarked on a hugely successful movie career.
He still found time for music though. He returned to the rap game in 1997 dropping the "Fresh Prince" name. Jazzy Jeff continued to work with his long time partner on music producing and scratching on Will's solo records from "Big Willie Style" throught to "Lost and Found." In fact Will's second solo album, "Willennium" was executive produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and featured 13 tracks produced by Jazzy Jeff or containing his trademark scratches. Will and Jeff have an amazing chemistry and friendship that has lasted more than 20 years.
It was Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince's success that led to Will becoming the biggest movie star in the world. Will Smith has had enormous box office success ranging from Bad Boys and Independance Day through to Hitch, Hancock and I Am Legend. Will's last movie was Men In Black 3D, his next is After Earth released summer 2013.
Jazzy Jeff continues to make music he his released two solo albums on BBE records, the last was "The Return of the Magnificent". DJ Jazzy Jeff has also featured appeared in Activision's DJ Hero video game. He continues to release mix tapes, produce music and tour the world.
On April 23rd, also known as “After Earth” Day (the day after Earth Day), Will and Jaden Smith will be participating in a moderated and curated discussion via Google Hangout that addresses innovations for the future. The After Earth Day Google+ Hangout will be moderated by futurist Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering. Joining Kurzweil will be Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and the co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal; the environmental advocate, explorer and filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau; NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, an Indian American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for longest space flight by a woman.
The key topic will involve the preservation of Earth and humanity but also the science of the future.
Last year Will Smith visited DJ Jazzy Jeff's studio and they worked on some new music. This is the first time they have collaborated since working on Will Smith's album, "Lost and Found" in 2004. According to XXLmag Jeff had the following to say about the collaboration:
“He came down like two weeks ago and was like, ‘Yo, I wanna get back into the studio, and we just knocked out some stuff,” Jeff told XXL. “I just think more than anything there is no set pattern, no set plan, but we just wanna go into the studio and see what we come out with. If I can get it back to the way we used to make music, you know, it used to be just me and him in the room. You don’t need no entourages and cameras and all of that and see what happens. He hasn’t decided exactly what he wants to do.”
Even though Will is one of the biggest movie stars in the world his heart is always with hip-hop.
“Will has never not wanted to do music,” Jeff shared. “When you’re pretty much the biggest movie star in the world, the movie people don’t want you to do music ’cause you ain’t making $50 million off of making music. From a financial perspective, movies is where it’s at. And it’s not like his heart is not in the movies, but he’s always wanted to do some level of music.”
Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince perform at MIB3 Premiere
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah just released an album called "Back for More." Hear what Ayah has to say about it and what Ayah & Jeff have in store for us for the future in this exclusive Ayah Interview.
Maimouna Youssef - I Got A Man
Check out the brand new single from Maimouna Youssef produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Demien.
Ayah & DJ Jazzy Jeff Music Video
New music video for the DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah "Back for More" album, for the single "forgive me love." You can download the album for free from here: http://backformore.bandcamp.com/
New Will Smith album?
Is the Fresh Prince is back! Will Smith has begun working on a comeback rap album, his first in 6 years. Those rumoured to be involved include The Neptunes, Gillie Da Kid, and "Mars" one of Game's producers. This is pretty big news right now. Will seems to be in the middle of recording sessions and is currently in Miami with Mary J. Blige and Jermaine Dupri according to Will's nephew KSmith's twitter.
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