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  1. 4 points
    Greatest show I have ever been to! It was just amazing seeing them live. I've been a fan for almost 20 years and it was a dream come true. Great setlist, great effects and visuals. Loved every second of it. Boom! was such a great opener. And Brand New Funk and I Wanna Rock were my favorites! The new song is dope, something for the clubs. Hoping this will give us more music... (an album maybe?!)
  2. 3 points
    if anything he isnt taking his career/life for granted hes actually living it, hes worked for what hes got and should be able to enjoy it gotta respect him for that, hell put something out when he feels its right
  3. 3 points
  4. 2 points
    Nic61974

    Vinyl Destination Tour - April & May

    Hi everyone! I hope you have all been well and 2016 has started off being a fantastic year for you. We are going to announce all of the spring tour dates tomorrow so I thought I'd touch base with you. If any of you plan on attending the shows and would like to say hi to Jeff or take a photo with him after the show, please be sure to drop me an email and I'll work it out for you. Aside from this tour, Jeff has been playing in the States A LOT and had a wildly successful SXSW. He did an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats1 where he talks about never being worried about being replaced by an ipod. Here's the link in case you want to give it a listen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.1cc98f68-ec92-11e5-9609-3cab93fc3d23 He also remixed Anderson Paak's "Room In Here" which available exclusively on Apple Music. Last month, Jeff flew a bunch of musicians and producers in to start work on a new project. I can't confirm or deny the title of the new project BUT i can tell you we've been using #M3 as the hashtag. :) We have also started working on this year's PLAYLIST Retreat which is super exciting. In case you missed it, this is the short video we made of the retreat we hosted last August. That's pretty much what's been happening in the world of DJ Jazzy Jeff. One last thing ... I know you are all wondering and the answer is YES! Yes, Jeff & Will will be on a stage again in 2016. We have been working tirelessly to try and get a JJFP show on the books so stay tuned!
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    Hey all. So i just got back home from seeing Jeff and Dayne at the Jazz Cafe last night. The crowd was electric as was Jeff's set. I; gonna put up a couple of videos later of how Dayne is being incorporated in. For the most part he lets Jeff do his ting which is great but Jeff also give Dayne time to get up and show the world what he's about. Anyway i got to chat with both of them for a solid half hour after the show. Jeff was telling me about how Will has been showing Jeff a lot of stuff he's recorded / written and Jeff is impressed with it. Jeff is more confident now than ever before that now is the right time for Will's return. Jeff's adamant on finding making the right music for this. He's been telling Will he doesn't need a hit single. They spoke about how they're not in it for fame and money but for the love. Will seems focused at the moment. Let's hope shooting Suicide Squad doesn't take him away from the game plan too much. Also, expect Dayne and Jeff's full length album to drop in July. You won't be dissapointed. Speaking to Dayne you can see why him and Jeff has the chemistry that maybe others Jeff has worked with haven't quite worked out. The two of them together are making magic. Dayne was telling me how in awe he was of Jeff and Will doing the show in Toronto the other week and how the on stage chemistry is for them. Dayne is a humble guy who is just happy to be learning all of this and taking in the experiences.
  7. 2 points
    Nic61974

    A message from Jeff

    hahaha .. you guys are crazy! Here you go ...
  8. 2 points
    Ale

    Jada/Fam/Misc

    Jada Pinkett Smith Dines in London After Sound of Change Live Concert http://gossipcenter.com/jada-pinkett-smith/jada-pinkett-smith-dines-london-after-sound-change-live-concert-865143
  9. 2 points
    Ale

    JJFP in London for After Earth

    Awesome!!!
  10. 2 points
    Hero1

    Jazzy Jeff @ Jazz Cafe

    A fantastic night of music, insight and friendship. See I been doing this site for some 16 odd years, and I've seen many people come and go, but there are a few who stick with us. That don't need a heap of news, or a new Will Smith or Jazzy Jeff album to roll on by. Y'all know who that is, and that's a family. When I've seen Kev, or Brakes or Jim go see Jeff and have an awesome time nothing puts a bigger smile on my face. Over the years though, as I've seen these photos I've thought, wow wouldn't it be great if we saw Jeff together. So when a trip planned 8 months ago, and a rare UK tour coincide in life, you know it's meant to be. We all met up early, around 4:00. It is funny that other people have commented how natural our conversation, back and forth and obvious friendship shines through. Sure we've known each other on this site for years, but this was the first time we'd ever met in real life. My cousin Lawrence, Kev's mate Alan, all got the same vibe. My cousin Alison came along, and she suggested a Japanese restaurant right near the Jazz Cafe for dinner. So we made our way over their about 5:30 and Kev & Alan got to have some food they'd never tried before. Bernie joined us which was great. It was Jeff's tour of Australia in 2006 when we first met, and she'd first met Darnell. It was definitely strange not having Darnell there, Skillz, Darnell & Jeff had been touring together for 8 years, you just never imagined him not being there. He always took good care of the fans on this site and you know he will kill the next project or event he's running. As we had a great dinner-- the food was incredible, we made some unsuccessful attempts to organise the interviews with Cris, Jeff's video guy. Eventually we headed into the Jazz Cafe. When we got there it was 3/4 full, but within half an hour this show was a sellout and they opened up the balcony as the club's small space soon filled out. The vibe was good people, here to have fun with some good music. The opening DJ's played some classic hip hop records, then we were treated to some UK rap legends who performed a few tracks each. Just after 10, Jeff finally took the stage. It really was a great mix of music from Jeff, current rap hits, back to west coast & east coast anthems, reggae records-- there really was no boundaries in this set. Yeah it even included cheesy 80s hits like Toto's Africa, alongside Touch of Jazz gems like Floetry's Floetic, smells like teen spirit, and classic 80s soul jams. Skillz had the crowd jumping as Jeff went from one music classic to the next. For the JJFP fans we got some old school routines, "I Wanna Rock" & "Live at Union Square." The surprise of the night was he's the greatest dancer into Getting Jiggy Wit It. A pretty easy track for Brakes, Kev & I to rap along to. The two hours of music flew by, the crowd left sweating, and they slowly left knowing they'd seen one of the worlds best DJ's and had one hell of a party. After the show we made our way backstage to see Jeff. He hadn't slept in 4 days and was feeling pretty sick but was kind enough to spend a little time chatting. What ensued was a fantastic conversation. See in this room we had Kev, Brakes & myself, our combined knowledge of all things JJFP clicked into gear. Jeff was able to shed some light on many things we'd never known, and the conversation that flowed like THE DJ, was magnificent. For instance when Jeff first saw his son Amir jump in the booth and spit some amazing rhymes, Jeff was forced to look away so his son couldn't see the tears flowing from the amazingly proud father. Or that on the back of 4 months work in the studio on Willennium, how the rap duo was all set to do a world tour before the movie business and Ali, quickly took priority. Little tid bits of information flowed out that filled in the gaps of an amazing career, and gave these longtime fans some amazing knowledge. We were all lucky to be there. As 20 minutes flew by as if it was 20 seconds, we were told Jeff's car was ready, and the club was ready to close. Kev, Brakes & I headed downstairs to complete our interviews for Cris. Cris had the cameras set up, while DJ Spinone asked us some questions. Interesting questions, like how does Jeff inspire you, or what is so unique about you being a fan. I think we had some good answers so it will be interesting to see how the video turns out. I think it shows the positive effect Jeff & Will's music had on our lives, and we make good cases for going out to see a Jazzy Jeff show. And that was it. As we hustled out of the club into the nightime drizzle, the time closer to 2am, the trains now closed and few options for Brakes to get back home we all knew we'd had a great night. A great experience, that was a long time coming. Brakes, Kev, I know we are gonna be friends for life. What a great way to hang out and finally see Jeff after all these years. It was all meant to be.
  11. 2 points
    Translation: I'm a racist, so I must be right. Translation: I have never been to a country outside of america, so I am completely ignorant and have no understanding about the world. I couldn't even comprehend that a little boy in a "****hole country" would be happier than my own pathetic self. Translation: How dare someone protect young children and the poor by offering them healthcare, even though most of the world is able to do this, see if we spend less money somehow that will solve all our problems. Translation: Anyone who disagrees with me must be a scumbag, and I am so outraged by this I need to go on to a fan site and post my tirade anonymously to make me feel better.
  12. 2 points
    I dont think ive got enough to do today, i might pop by a Justin Beiber forum and talk about how much a dislike him.
  13. 2 points
  14. 1 point
    A glimpse at the whole show!!!
  15. 1 point
    Wow. Sounds like we owe Jeff a huge thank you.
  16. 1 point
    JumpinJack AJ

    SUMMERTIME / SESAME STREET MASH-UP

    You've seen other Hip-Hop songs that have gotten the Sesame Street music video mash-up. Well, it's Summertime, so it felt necessary to share this...
  17. 1 point
    KevTastic

    Movement on Bad Boys III

    Just gonna have to shout at Will from the crowd of the JJFP show. Get a proper answer lol
  18. 1 point
    Ale

    So Will isn't doing anything right now..

    From Will's Facebook: I mean.. Will, I think the problem here ain't Jeff..
  19. 1 point
    I don't see how fans should do something illegal toward the people they admire
  20. 1 point
    Ale

    Archives TV : Fan De Will Smith

    Will being interviewed by some French fans, during the 'Willennium' era (I guess). He even spat some bars from 'Freakin' It' after the interview
  21. 1 point
    Ale

    'Concussion'

    Let's wait and see the movie. I thought he'd be nominated after seeing the trailer for 'Seven Pounds', but after seeing the movie I thought he didn't deserve it because, although his performance was quite good, it looked like he was trying really hard and it didn't feel natural to me, something which did happen in 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'. So let's wait and see. We don't even have a trailer yet But yeah, I know what you mean. We can't help thinking this movie is gonna give Will some awards ;) On the other hand, I like the fact that they chose December 25th as the release date, but it's only 1 week after the release date for the new 'Star Wars' movie, so I don't think that's a good move when it comes to 'Concussion' Box Office.
  22. 1 point
    Ale

    The Pursuit of Happyness - Backstage

    An italian take on the american dream.... For those who loved the movie as much as I did :)
  23. 1 point
    Ale

    Sowelu interviews Will Smith

    I searched for the video, but found nothing. Sorry.
  24. 1 point
    I wanted to share this article, it was a nice read.. ----- Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became obsessed with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Really, seriously obsessed. And, strangely enough, not until recently. Sure, I caught the show every once in awhile in the 1990s. But I never fully appreciated it until I was much older — and aware about Will Smith’s status as a superstar. Prior to revisiting Fresh Prince a few years back, thanks to those TBS reruns, I never could call myself a fan of the multi-camera sitcom. Most series in the genre were dated, predictable, and less funny than Hillary’s boyfriend Trevor. So when I flipped on a rerun of Fresh Prince a few years back, I was surprised how much Fresh Prince distanced itself from other sitcoms of its era. The wardrobe might have represented the worst of the ’90s, but the series still felt, well, fresh. The show took risks, going bluer than most sitcoms aimed at a family-friendly audience. And, most importantly, it was knock-down, drag-out funny. Of course, most of the credit can be given to its star, Will Smith. Even in his early days as an actor, the multi-hyphenate lit up the screen, commanding it better than co-stars with years more experience. Tuning into Fresh Prince, it was clear the young actor would soon be inviting cheers at your local theater punching aliens. But part of what made Smith so impressive — and so darn likable — was his ability to share the wealth on-screen. Yes, he stole every single Fresh Prince episode. And, yes, the series would be lost without him. But Smith allowed Fresh Prince to be an ensemble show, even when it was clear he was its true star. The show wouldn’t be complete without James Avery’s Philip Banks, a foil who showed us exasperation at its finest. Or Janet Hubert and Daphne Reid’s Vivian Banks (Hubert left the show after three years), the straight woman who could still keep up with her wise-guy nephew; Karyn Parsons’ Hilary Banks, the Veruca Salt-esque spoiled cousin with a heart of gold — because that’s all she loved; Tatyana Ali’s Ashley Banks, the adolescent cousin who adored Will and served as proof that Smith could cater towards a family-friendly demographic; Joseph Marcell’s Geoffrey, the hospitable butler who evened out Will’s manic ways with quiet hostility; and, of course, Alfonso Ribeiro’s Carlton Banks, a character so outlandish, everyone could mimic “The Carlton Dance” to this day. The series was so fresh and so smart, it’s no wonder several high-profile guest stars stopped by the Banks mansion throughout its run: Fresh Prince boasted appearances from the likes of Tyra Banks, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Queen Latifah, and Dick Clark. But the series hardly needed big names to succeed. Actually, I always preferred the episodes that would focus squarely on the Banks family and Will’s hijinks. Think “Talking Turkey” (the first Thanksgiving episode), “Burnin’ Down the House” (in which Will accidentally destroys the Banks kitchen), and “Strip-Tease For Two,” when Carlton and Will unintentionally become the dancers for a party involving Aunt Vivian. The Banks were a glamorous family with big hearts and hearty humor — who wouldn’t want to join in with their shenanigans? And give Smith millions and millions of dollars to headline Hollywood’s most profitable films? But now I turn things over to you, PopWatchers. What are you favorite memories involving the Banks family? And, with the exception of Will, who was your favorite Fresh Prince character? http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/08/29/fresh-prince-of-bel-air-tribute/
  25. 1 point
    fresh_from_sofia

    2010 Grammy Awards

    Rap Category 31 Best Rap Solo Performance (For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.) Best I Ever Had Drake [Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown] Beautiful Eminem Track from: Relapse [Aftermath/Interscope Records] D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) Jay-Z [Roc Nation] Day 'N' Nite Kid Cudi [universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold] Casa Bey Mos Def Track from: The Ecstatic [Downtown Records] Category 32 Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group (For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.) Too Many Rappers Beastie Boys & Nas [Capitol] Crack A Bottle Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent Track from: Relapse [Aftermath/Interscope] Money Goes, Honey Stay Fabolous & Jay-Z Track from: Loso's Way [Def Jam] Make Her Say Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common [universal Motown/GOOD Music] Amazing Kanye West & Young Jeezy Track from: 808s & Heartbreak [Roc-A-Fella] Category 33 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.) Ego Beyoncé & Kanye West [Music World Music/Columbia] Knock You Down Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo Track from: In A Perfect World... [MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records] Run This Town Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West [Roc Nation] I'm On A Boat The Lonely Island & T-Pain Track from: Incredibad [universal Republic Records] Dead And Gone T.I. & Justin Timberlake Track from: Paper Trail [Grand Hustle/Atlantic] Category 34 Best Rap Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.) Best I Ever Had Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake) [Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes.] Day 'N' Nite S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi) [universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold; Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, Owo Olorun, Universal Music Publishing.] Dead And Gone C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake) Track from: Paper Trail [Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Tenman Tunes/Universal Z Tunes/Cleopatra's Sons Music/EMI April Music.] D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z) [Atlantic; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music, Unichappell Music, APM Music.] Run This Town Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West) [Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.] Category 35 Best Rap Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.) Universal Mind Control Common [Geffen] Relapse Eminem [Aftermath/Interscope] R.O.O.T.S. Flo Rida [Poe Boy/Atlantic] The Ecstatic Mos Def [Downtown Records] The Renaissance Q-Tip [universal Motown] http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/52nd_show/list.aspx the whole list
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