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  1. Jeff Waz On The Beatbox (Live 1989)

    This is definitely in my top 5 of JJFP performances. I love Will's rapid-fire delivery of that 3rd verse. I wonder why they never released this as a single. 
  2. It's been a few years since I've heard this. I remember downloading this years ago but it's great to see it uploaded from an official source. With the impending tour and new album, it'll be nice to see more gems like this surface online. 
  3. Agreed, the buzz has died down but then again, this is the music industry. If it's out of sight, it's out of mind. We're in the ADD generation of music. There's a reason why Drake is on top of the game right now, he's always dropping a track here and there. We need to hear more from Will and we will, just counting down the days...   
  4. 20 Years of

    Ooooohhh!!! Gotcha! Also - I forgot to comment on this earlier. You mentioned how around '96-'97 you didn't even know what Jeff was up to. I was wondering the same thing. If you think after Code Red dropped, aside from FPOBA and maybe a performance or two in '94, I wonder what Jeff was up to during the time from '94-'97? Probably just focusing on ATOJ I'd imagine. 
  5. Pete Rock On JJFP

    Love Pete Rock! Looking back on Code Red, his contributions help make the album so special. 
  6. Will just lights up when Ellen brought up the tour! It's really happening guys!! 
  7. 20 Years of

    That was a fantastic retrospective read. I think a lot of us really grew up with this forum. I remember being blown away at how much content you had in 2002. It was quality content that wasn't available anywhere else. I also remember looking up specific lyrics on other sites and seeing that they had copied straight from you lol.  A couple interesting points that I either didn't know or knew about but totally forgot about You contributed to Jeff's official website. Wow - that's really remarkable. By the way, I love the 2002 version of his website and how it was made in Flash and how it was Jeff like grabbing different records as you navigated his website. That was so cool! I'd like to know more about the "Impeach the President" track. I wonder if this was supposed to be on Lost & Found but probably was shelved by Interscope because it was "too political" ....just like "Tell Me Why" supposedly was and why it wasn't the second single off the album. I wonder if Will remembers the lyrics to "From Da South" now haha I wish there was more in the liner notes for the JJFP albums! 
  8. Recreating the JJFP Site

    I like the idea of adding Jeff's mixtapes...especially the older ones like The Vibe I'm On....and the Block Party would be great. As Ted said, maybe restore the old interviews and album reviews that you used to have. Another good idea would be to create a chronological video vault that is a compilation of various interviews, music videos and performances that are on YouTube. Ale does a tremendous job posting videos so it'd be cool if we had a centralized location for it. I'm not sure what you're bandwidth limitations are but because of copyrights, sometimes great videos show up on YouTube and are later taken down. It'd be nice if they were stored somewhere else but I can see the challenges of hosting everything yourself.   My bookmark in Chrome points to the forum but I guess it looks like the main domain also points to the forum so is the former site not around anymore?  The only thing that I've always loved over the years is that this site is always a music-oriented page. Personally, I could care less about Will's movies. I'm just so into the music! 
  9. Why a Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince tour matters?

    Love this post. I can't wait to see them perform live. I saw JJFP at Live8 in 2005 in Philly but I was just soooo far away from the stage. It was really cool to see them perform Summertime in Philly. However, I've waited 10 long years and I want to see them as close as possible lol. I'm ecstatic to say the very least! 
  10. Great little blog entry. Will's storytelling got more mature as he grew older. You can't knock tracks like "Afro Angel" and "I Loved You" and even "Pump Ya Brakes". Very underrated!
  11. Thanks for sharing that interview Ale - that was really good! I enjoyed how they used shots of JJFP videos in the background for the questions. 2016 is already shaping up to be one hell of a year! Also - I'm excited that the project with Rhymefest is going to get revisited. There's a video from 2007 on YouTube featuring Rhymefest in the studio with Jeff. I need to get my hands on that song "Pretty Girls Are the Loneliest" ....that's a great track along with "Bring it Back". 
  12. Gettin' Jiggy at 31

    Well done Kev! That was an enjoyable blog post and I felt like I was reading my very own thoughts online. I got into Will right around the same time you did, except I was about 9/10 years old and everyone had the Big Willie Style album on cassette/CD. I was able to put one and one together and realize that this was the same person on my TV and he made great music. Although, I really didn't fully understand exactly what Will was saying, I just knew it was good music. I also got very curious about who he was so I did some research and discovered that there was Jeff - along with 5 studio albums! I felt like I struck gold haha.  Born to Reign dropped in 2002 and I remember I was in 8th grade and Black Suits Coming was the most downloaded song on AOL. (Yes, AOL - also on a 56k modem LOL). That summer, I got the album along with all of JJFP's albums and had them on repeat again and again. I joined this forum that same year and the rest was history. I never would've thought that a 14 year old me would join an online community and continue to visit literally everyday of my life, discussing everything JJFP and wishing the man known as the Fresh Prince would return to music.  In 2009, after I turned 21, I met Jeff outside of Fluid in Philly. I'll never forget that night. I was so starstruck and probably asked too many questions about music. haha. I just wanted to have a musical conversation with him and ask him everything I've ever wondered. Like if him, Will and Michael Jackson ever did a track together...etc. I would see a couple times a year ever since and he remains the same guy. Such a humble guy, along with his wife and team. Great people!  Life has gotten kind of hectic over the last couple of years and I'm itching for the next time Jeff plays in my area. I can't wait - especially now that we are just beginning a very special time for JJFP fans. 2016 is going to be a great year!  Anyway - awesome read again dude. It really captivates my personal thoughts and the forum here as a whole. 
  13. So I Saw Jeff Last Night...

    Man, the news keeps getting better and better! I swear its Christmas! haha. Awesome report Brakes, thanks for the updates!
  14. I'm not crazy about the track but damn Will looks dope. Killer entrance and great video spot. I can't believe I just watched a music video with Will in it! Finally! 
  15. Code Red Turns 22!

    It really is a great album for this time of year. I love having Jeff's autograph on the album cover too....maybe one day I can get a fresh prince autograph to go along with it!  I think this album didn't do as well as it should've because according to Jeff, Jive was losing faith in JJ+FP and also the rap at the time was dominated by the west coast. It's an unbelievable album and I can't stress it enough. Unlimited plays for me as well.  Don't Fight the Feeling is such a weird track. I still can't get into that track. One of their worst records in my opinion.