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  1. Why in 2016 would a Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince tour matter? Will is 47, Jeff is 50, and they haven't released an official album together in 23 years. I think you have to understand hip hop and it's history and where it is now to understand it's importance. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince paved the way for hip hop becoming popular, acceptable and worthy of recognition (First Grammy Award). They have sold over 40 million records and yet have barely toured. Will has always been busy with a TV show, a movie career and bringing up a young family.  Right now seems a perfect time to celebrate the legacy of Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince. They have millions of fans young and old who found great joy from their music. It wasn't always serious, it was sometimes lighthearted, fun, feel good music. It's the kind of music that stays with you, that brings back positive memories. How can you not listen to Summertime and think of a warm sunny day and family barbecues?  I think over the last few years Will has gotten away from what made him so successful, what made him so popular. The world tour and a return to music is exactly what the world needs right now. We want the Fresh Prince back, the YouTube views for Will & Jeff doing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme on Graham Norton are a clear indication of the love people still have for some Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff. I think hip hop right now is really imbalanced. There is a lack of creditable female emcees, strong and positive messages and true artistry. The fact that young people think Will should stop rapping because he is 47 is a true sign of ignorance. I can't think of any other genre where a musician is told he has to stop making art because he's older. Is that what you would really say to Miles Davis or Charles Mingus or Donald Byrd? Would you tell James Brown to stop because he's older? Hell no! In fact with age comes wisdom so the music Will would create now would most likely be far more powerful than when he was younger. I know he has plenty to say. This Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince world tour should be a true celebration of what their music has done in the world. It has opened up doors to TV and to hollywood, to mainstream chart success and it has brought joy to so many people. No one ever did what Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince did now let's see them put on one of the great hip hop tours of all time.
  2. I remember that there used to be a thread called "What are you watching?" in this forum, I tried digging out, couldn't find it, it was one of my favorite threads so I figure I'd bring it back, feel free to post some of the favorite videos you enjoy watching, keep it appropriate though I was online last night talking to one of my friends and he referred me to this video of the top male performances of American Idol: I also watched the top 10 American Idol performances ever last night: Recently I was watching "Michael Jordan Come Fly With Me" on NBATV:
  3. I'm proud to share with my extended family of that I've been working on my own music more seriously over the last year and here's the moment that's been anticipated, my debut hip hop album that features a compilation of my 16 tracks released today january 23, 2015 by gm3485 aka big ted with 4 bonus tracks to come in the upcoming weeks leading up to my 30th birthday on march 4th, 2015, check out, share, and enjoy!
  4. In-demand hip-hop producer, Mars from 1500 Or Nothin, reveals to that Will Smith is working on a new rap album… La Mar “Mars” Edwards is one of the busiest producers in the game right now. He had a hand in most of the tracks for Game’s new LP, The R.E.D. Album, and he’s gearing up for the late September return to music by his close compatriots, T.I. “Definitely, that’s my brother, we got a company together,” Mars said on the phone form his home in LA about whether he has tracks already waiting for Tip once he gets out of prison next month. “He’ll always be my brother, he’ll always be a friend and production partner. I’ll always be working with Tip. He’s been sitting for a year. So I’ve been thinking about my brother. I have all different types of directions, all types of different stuff.” Mars and 1500 Or Nothin, his collective of producers/musicians, certainly have enough to stay busy in the interim. “We’re working on Tip, we’re working on the High School movie with Snoop and Wiz Khalifa. We’re working on Will Smith, bringing him back. That’s actually him on the other line right now. Snoop’s daughter, we just put out her first single. We’re doing the whole album. Mario wants me to d a mixtape with him, we’re working on that. I’m working on Ashanti. We’re just working on as much as possible.” Besides producing songs such as “Martians Vs Goblins” (featuring Tyler The Creator) and “Speakers on Blast” (with Big Boi and E-40) for Game, Mars is also one of the co-executive producers on The R.E.D. Album which drops on August 23. —Shaheem Reid :clap:
  5. I'm pretty sure we've all seen the Smith's reaction to Miley Cyrus' over the top VMA performance, so let's talk about it. There's not really much to say other than it's hilarious and represents the way millions felt when they watched her. Personally, I think Jaden wins the award fro the best reaction. If only we know if it was because of Miley or because he was thinking "I used to manage Robin Thicke's career and now he's wearing that awful Beetlejuice suit...LOL It looks like it has since been removed, but within an hour, Willow posted on her Facebook "Miley turnt it up though." Maybe as a way to smooth things over since their expressions weren't favorable...LOL
  6. I'm so sick of music these days..sick of radio..sick of music videos..sick of the rubbish so i made this little mix for myself of good music that most people probably never even heard.. You can download it here:
  7. Avant to Release Seventh Studio Album "Face the Music" on February 5 Singersroom 12/17/2012 3:27:21 PM Comments (0) 2 Avant's Profile R&B veteran Avant will release his seventh studio album, Face The Music, on February 5, 2013 via Capitol/EMI-distributed independent label Mo-B Entertainment. The set is led by the first single "You & I," a long-awaited follow up duet with R&B songstress Keke Wyatt. Watch the music Video for "You & I" On the 12-tracks Face The Music, Avant draws inspiration from R&B legends like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, blending traditional sounds with new age R&B. “It’s a taste of new school and old school,” states Avant. “You might hear a piece of, say, Stevie Wonder or Babyface, then I spin right back around and offer up some new age R&B. It’s a well-rounded album with something for everyone. At the end of the day, Face the Music is about who we are and what we live by; it’s about respecting that as well as the music.” Avant wrote or co-wrote all 12 tracks on on the project. Catch Avant live in a city near you: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center Thursday, January 10, 2013 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre Friday, January 11, 2013 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s Saturday, January 12, 2013 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s Saturday, January 26, 2013 TRUMPET AWARDS PERFORMANCE Sunday, February 3, 2013 CHICAGO ALBUM RELEASE PARTY Tuesday, February 5, 2013 New York, NY Stage 48 Friday, February 8, 2013 Washington, DC The Howard Theatre Sunday, February 10, 2013 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage Saturday, February 16, 2013 Albany, NY Albany Convention Center Friday, March 29, 2013 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre Read more:
  8. brand new Jazzy Jeff/ Mint Condition Track from their new album.. "Girl of My Life"
  9. Arrested Development is celebrating 20 years in the game with a new album titled Standing At The Crossroads. I know many of you are are at least semi-familiar with their eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul and funk. They truly innovators and one of the most consistent groups in Hip-Hop. This album is filled with forward-thinking and positive vibes, just like all of their others. BEST OF ALL, THEY HAVE PUT OUT THE ALBUM FOR FREE!! Do yourself a favor and download the album now! Here's the link...
  10. FuQ - Disc 2 (U) Ok, so my Disc 2 (U) of my last hip hop album "Fresh, Understanding, Quality" aka F.U.Q. is done. Completed it a couple days ago. Disc 2 consists of collabs with other artists, well famous/already signed. Tracks with Da Brakes, Mike Petrow, etc, will be part of Disc 1 and/or Disc 3. Once my album done, I intend on checking out all music I've missed from everybody. I just didn't want to peep too much and get conflicted with my own ideas. FuQ (with....) Understanding Intro Kenn Starr, Asheru, Talib Kweli – If NeYo – Because of You 50 Cent - Hustler's Ambition John Legend - Ordinary People (Remix) Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit Consequence & SWV – Wifey Beyonce – Halo Hourcast – Memories & Lies Busta Rhymes & DMX – Touch It (Remix) Boyz II Men – U Know (remix) Toni Braxton – You're Making Me High Pearl Jam – Even Flow (redux) Lupe Fiasco – I'm Beaming Kenny Lattimore – Never Too Busy Chris Brown, Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Andre 3000 – Deuces Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek & Piakhan – Touch You