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Hero1

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  1. Yeah the music industry is basically dead these days. No one buys music. "Albums" don't even really exist anymore. Kids stream a song they like and that's about it. That's why I can't understand why Will even cares about a "hit song". Just do some JJFP for the longtime fans. :lookaround:


  2. All fair points Jim but I'm pretty sure the 30 or so tracks he's recorded he isn't dropping any bars.. unless he gets with Jeff and does some proper rap tracks I don't like our chances of getting some hip hop out of Will these days...


  3. 5 hours ago, JumpinJack AJ said:

    I get the impression that if he released a single, he has an album well into formation. I actually rather have this track just being a bonus track to an all Hip-Hop album.

    After bomba fiesta, call in the wild and get lit I have a feeling there are no rap tracks in the 30 tracks he has recorded. He is doing a lot of experimental stuff. I’m feening for a proper rap track and 3 rap verses because I’m interested in what Will has to say these days.


  4. 9 hours ago, JumpinJack AJ said:

    I love this interview. The cool thing about Jeff's interviews is that there always seems to be at least one thing we've never heard before.  "Live At Union Square" has been talked about before, but it was good to hear him talk about it, rather than read about it. Hearing him talk about DJ's parties at Philly was kind of funny. I never thought about how the music impacts the behavior of the party.

    It's interesting that Jeff is the one who prompted FP to mellow out his delivery on "Summertime," which went on to impact many of his songs since then.  Their exit from Jive is really interesting. It's crazy that they treated JJ+FP so poorly in the end, but didn't make it easy for them to leave. It makes me wonder if Will is so loaded these days that he can simply buy back their catalogue. With Jive being long gone, it truly is only business at this point. 

    Lastly, I love that they made it so that you can download the interview.

    I found the stuff with Jive really interesting. To add to the backstory, back in 1996 Will went to Jive with Men in Black and they didn't like it. They didn't think anyone would buy a jazzy jeff and fresh prince album anymore. So Will went and signed a deal with Sony. Then Jive said hey you had an original 7 album contract with us as jazzy jeff and fresh prince so Jive sued Will and Jeff for not honouring their contract. Then it sounds like as part of the settlement Will and Jeff lost all rights to their backcatalogue so they receive nothing when summertime or boom is played on the radio which sucks! Obviously we know Big Willie Style went on to become one of the highest rap albums of all time so the people at Jive got that one seriously wrong!


  5. 29 minutes ago, stoneheartneil said:

    I think Will at Jeff's studio for a week would produce a much more familiar sound that he would feel at home with. If he just hung out at the Playlist Retreat I think the result would be world's apart from "get lit" ....fingers crossed.

    Feel exactly the same way man! Will should just spend a week at Jeffs house and they would probably produce a great JJFP album!


  6. 3 hours ago, Nic61974 said:

    Hi everyone, 

    First and foremost, THANK YOU ALL for your continued support of JJFP. For those of you that got to come backstage and meet Jeff & Will, I think you felt there genuine appreciation for your continued support over the years. 

    Putting these shows together was no easy task. When you try and schedule shows for one of the busiest movie stars in the world to perform with one of the busiest DJ's in the world it is quite challenging to say the least. But we DID IT! 

    We are working on bringing the shows to other cities in Europe and to the US. It's just that pesky word - schedule - that seems to be the biggest obstacle. But don't fret! We are going to make more shows happen. And I promise, once I get confirmed dates I'll be sure to report in on the forum so you can all plan accordingly. 

    To you guys that I met in Blackpool - it was SO NICE TO FINALLY MEET! 

    To all the fans in cities we haven't visited yet, I look forward to meeting you all soon. 

    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you! 

     

    Nicole first of all congratulations for pulling off the virtually impossible! If it was easy to get a JJFP show up with Will and a Jeffs schedule it would have happened once in the last 20 years! The show was incredible. Secondly I hope you can get more shows up especially for our US fans. We will be cheering you on from here!


  7. 20 hours ago, bigted said:

    many old school artists do complete tours and don't get the buzz that these shows in blackpool have gotten, this is a big sign that JJFP still got that power in the industry, maybe this will get will to slow down his movie career for a bit and give us true heads more of what we want....

    Will is filming Aladdin now for 6 months, directly after that he's locked in for this ang lee movie filming dates have been set March 2018 - September 2018 and then he's doing another movie after that as well so I think the reality us we won't get any music stuff from Will for a long time... he might do the odd show and drop a track now and then but that's probably it


  8. On 07/09/2017 at 3:53 AM, JumpinJack AJ said:

    I love that this post is still buzzing from the performance. I'm SOOOOOOO hoping I get the chance to meet them when the US date(s) comes. I've seen them perform before, but not a full length concert.

    I like that they put that official video for "Get Lit." You can hear the lyrics better since the bass overpowers all of the cellphone videos. A lot of articles were talking like "Get Lit" was a JJ+FP song. In the sense that Jeff scratches on it, that's true, but I'm assuming he didn't produce it. The wording he used when he shared the video seemed like he was trying to clarify that this was ultimately one of Will's songs. I felt like FP wasn't posting about the concerts as much initially, so I like that he started to once they had them. It shows that he was really proud of them.

    I totally love Brakes' shirt too. I like all of their logos. The one they used for the first three albums is nostalgic to me. It's not necessary the most clever, but it reminds me of a my childhood. I like the Homebase font and Code Red logos equally. I feel like I'd want a shirt with the Hombase group font on the chest and the Code Red logo large on the back.

    I'm rambling.  I'm still so happy that my favorite group of all time recently rocked shows after such a long time from doing it.

    There were these girls at the concert who had made hoodies with the home base JJFP logo they were dope!

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