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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Hero1 in Get Lit   
    Hey man - I agree with all that you said.
    I don't mind Get Lit as I do enjoy house and some EDM but he's not giving us what we want. We want BARS! Will needs to actually SPIT BARS. Once that happens, he'll get more attention online. I don't care if he wants to experiment, you have to as an artist. Caution in the WIld could've been so much better if it was a full song and if he didn't repeat the same 4 lines or so in both "verses". The Fiesta remix video was pretty dope - imagine if those visuals were used for a proper rap comeback song. 
    I've been saying it for years that he's super secretive and insecure about his music...but says one thing and then says something else. He drops L+F saying how much he loves music and then never drops another single or album. In the music industry, if you don't have some recent, it's out of sight, out of mind and in Will's case - 12 years?! Completely out of mind. There's a whole generation of people who didn't know he was a rapper before the movies. 
    Another example - back in 2005, he said he was going to do stuff online. Where's the website? He doesn't even have a legit website. How about a soundcloud? He's so out of touch. I don't think he's cared much either about his music career and truth be told - it shows.
    One more example in 2015 - "Oh yeah Jeff and I are going to do a proper world tour because we've never done it and its going to be in 2016."  ....We got 2 shows in 2016. Not exactly a tour. 
    I get he's the biggest movie star on the planet but give me a break - he doesn't have to make movies another day in his life. If you really wanted to do music - you do it. Don't say we're going on tour and then go sign on for another 2 movies....seriously. This is where my frustration sets in. 
    If he wants to be taken seriously again regarding music, he needs to drop bars. Plain and simple.  You don't need to sell records anymore - just do it for the love and people will respond. 
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Hero1 in Get Lit   
    Hey man - I agree with all that you said.
    I don't mind Get Lit as I do enjoy house and some EDM but he's not giving us what we want. We want BARS! Will needs to actually SPIT BARS. Once that happens, he'll get more attention online. I don't care if he wants to experiment, you have to as an artist. Caution in the WIld could've been so much better if it was a full song and if he didn't repeat the same 4 lines or so in both "verses". The Fiesta remix video was pretty dope - imagine if those visuals were used for a proper rap comeback song. 
    I've been saying it for years that he's super secretive and insecure about his music...but says one thing and then says something else. He drops L+F saying how much he loves music and then never drops another single or album. In the music industry, if you don't have some recent, it's out of sight, out of mind and in Will's case - 12 years?! Completely out of mind. There's a whole generation of people who didn't know he was a rapper before the movies. 
    Another example - back in 2005, he said he was going to do stuff online. Where's the website? He doesn't even have a legit website. How about a soundcloud? He's so out of touch. I don't think he's cared much either about his music career and truth be told - it shows.
    One more example in 2015 - "Oh yeah Jeff and I are going to do a proper world tour because we've never done it and its going to be in 2016."  ....We got 2 shows in 2016. Not exactly a tour. 
    I get he's the biggest movie star on the planet but give me a break - he doesn't have to make movies another day in his life. If you really wanted to do music - you do it. Don't say we're going on tour and then go sign on for another 2 movies....seriously. This is where my frustration sets in. 
    If he wants to be taken seriously again regarding music, he needs to drop bars. Plain and simple.  You don't need to sell records anymore - just do it for the love and people will respond. 
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from VIsqo in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Julie - great recap! I felt like I was there with you guys! 
    The highlights of both shows are incredible. Boom! Shake the Room was KILLER! It makes me love the song even more. The fire, the energy, everything was incredible and brought the audience in. If they have more shows in North America, I hope they use that same opener. That's such a banger of a track and the live version doesn't sound dated. It sounds incredible. 
    They really differentiate themselves from other rap artists because of their live show and chemistry. The live band really added so much. I wish they performed for more than an hour but the setlist was great and the videos and photos are spectacular. 
    I'm loving the new song Get Lit and I hope it properly gets released. Did any of you guys get to chat to Will about releasing music? Anyone get any albums signed? 
     
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Hero1 in Will on Carpool Karaoke   
    I can't wait for this! I love hearing the old records that haven't been talked about or performed. Boom! Shake the Room will be cool to see on here and then live!!
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from scyhigh99 in New music - caution in the wild   
    After listening to this on my ride to and from work, it's just alright. I can't even really enjoy it because it's not a full song. I guess I'm kinda confused as to maybe it was just an experiment creatively or a demo? Will doesn't spit one full verse. Repeating the same last 4 lines doesn't count. There's just way more to be desired here. Spit some bars Will! 
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Shellshock in Boom! Shake The Room 95 (Rare)   
    Wow...I've never heard this version before! It's def. very 90s lol It's pretty interesting the additional vocals. I wonder if they came from somewhere else originally. 
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from ultimaterayne in INTRODUCING RAYNE STORM   
    YO, you do NOT come here and start spamming. Rayne Storm? Please, by you spamming makes me NOT wanna check you out. jerk.

    Closed.
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Abdul1997 in Will Smith Wins Rap Male Artist at the World Music Awards (Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1999)   
    Agreed! I had to turn it off a quarter of the way in because it was unbearable for me.
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Ydfer3jjaj in Jeff's Birthday   
    I just want to mention real quick, I also got some flack back in early HS (2002-04) about JJFP being my favorite hip-hop group. The flack ceased when Lost & Found dropped and "Switch" literally blew up iTunes and the radio. I realized during that time most "kids" don't know about the history of rap and all the greats artists, albums, songs...etc. Dialogue exchanged between a bunch of 15 year olds really doesn't have the background knowledge and ultimately is rather stupid. I was in HS when 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Jay-Z (Although I'm a huge Jay fan) were all blowing up, so this was really all of the "rap" people were familiar with. I'm unfortunately part of a generation that thinks 2pac and Biggie were the first rappers and greatest rappers of all-time. Very narrow-minded and not willing to even listen to older music without dismissing it.

    Man I used to sit online and just discover music. My method of exploring hip-hop or music in general (pre-YouTube) was going on Wikipedia or Rockonthenet.com , reading the history and going to Amazon.com and listening to samples. Once 2005 ushered in the YouTube era, discovering music just becomes so much easier.

    It's funny all these years later, I don't get any flack and people respect Will as a rapper. It just doesn't help when he hasn't released anything in 9 years....! lol
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Ydfer3jjaj in Your Favorite DJ's Favorite DJs - DJ Baby Yu   
    Thanks Nicole!
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Ale in JJFP.COM INTERVIEW WITH DJ JAZZY JEFF   
    All I can say is.....wow!

    I've been nagging Kev on facebook and twitter the last few days because I was so excited for this and couldn't wait to hear it. Kev - you uploaded it at the perfect time. You last tweeted me at 4:45pm my time and as soon as 5 o'clock came, I sprinted out of work and quickly hooked this up to my car so I could listen to it/watch it (eyes on the road, of course lol) on my commute home. This was very enjoyable.

    I love how Jeff knows exactly how we feel from a fan's perspective. He was talking about the 1-on-1 relationship and interaction with the fans and its still surreal that he knows some of us here on a first name basis and goes out of his way to do these things for us (hookups at shows, facebook comments, music...etc). I'm so appreciative of it..

    Thanks for asking about Code Red. That was probably the one question I asked that I hoped would make it on the interview. I'm with Tim on this one, I love Code Red. I love all the albums but Code Red is really a masterpiece. It's so fascinating to hear that they thought they were losing Jive's support. I'm almost baffled by it because at the time, it was only a few months after Homebase hit with Summertime and the duo was on TV every Monday night. Also, no one on hip-hop blogs/media/reviews ever mention Code Red. Jeff mentioned the clashes they had between the artistry and commercial music and it kinda makes me wonder at the end of Scream, how Will is sort of rapping like Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg. It's pretty funny if he's subliminally mocking Jive and the commercial sound at the time.

    AJ - hell of a question man. That was really thought-provoking.

    Also, big thanks to everyone involved in orchestrating this. I lived vicariously through you guys and I hope there's more fan Q&A's to come. Literally - the best JJ interview ever.
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Neariarails in Vinyl Destination 9   
    I hope I didn't jump the gun a little bit but....here it is - vinyl destination 9!



    This is a pretty funny episode!
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Ale in Jazzy Jeff: Music Business Mathematics   
    I remember seeing this on MySpace or something like 5 years ago and I was just thinking about this video the other day.

    This is the deepest **** I've ever heard a music artist say. I love how humble Jeff is - real down to earth.

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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from Ale in DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince Mixtape   
    Yes!!!!!! This is the holy grail!!

    I wonder if it's the same guy who made a youtube video with about the 1st 10 minutes of this...he first said in the video he'd love "to put the demo tapes in Will's hands"...not sure if that video is still online but this is fantastic!!!

    You know what the best part of this is? It's RAW! No hooks, no singers - just two turntables and a mic! Will just spitting and Jeff cutting up everything in sight!

    There's gotta be more where this came from. I'm sure this isn't the only mixtape they put out but its an awesome start!

    Nice find Ale - once again you are the man!!
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    DevilsJim89 got a reaction from VIsqo in No MIB 3 Track from Will Smith   
    It's what you think you saw - you did not see.
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