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    Hero1 reacted to Da Brakes in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    That's so good to hear!! So happy that other guys on the forum will get to experience the show! 
    Truly was something that will last a lifetime.
    Thanks again Nicole for everything that you've done.. you are literally Superwoman 
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    Hero1 reacted to Nic61974 in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    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! 
     
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    Hero1 reacted to eagle1 in Get Lit   
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    Hero1 got a reaction from Dave Nicoll in Get Lit   
    Even if you don't like the 'sound' of it, Will is actually rapping a very good message in a modern track. I like the lyrics.
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    Hero1 got a reaction from TheFre$hPrince in 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.
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    Hero1 reacted to bigted in Boom! Shake the Room Live in Blackpool   
    THAT'S SOOO DOPE!
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    Hero1 got a reaction from bigted in Boom! Shake the Room Live in Blackpool   
    This is absolutely incredible. Will doesn't overplay Boom but gives one if the most sured performances of the track. He is completely in the pocket and the track sounds as good as it ever has. I'm in awe of his delivery if this. Enjoy!
     
     
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    Hero1 got a reaction from Dave Nicoll in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Here is some of the jazzyjefffreshprince.com crew - there was a lot of us there.. there was heaps of JJFP fans there it was incredible to see - everyone had made their own JJFP t-shirts! Brakes shirt got a lot of love! I'll write a whole article about the experience I just need time to process it but the concert was a lifelong dream and it was as good as I had hoped. Amazing experience. For those that couldn't go, Lynette, Jeff's wife said that when Will and Jeff got off the stage in Croatia the look in their eyes said they were going to do more of these shows...

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    Hero1 reacted to Dave Nicoll in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Sorry guys that photo is upside down for some reason! Bear with me..... photo editing is not my greatest skill! Haha!

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    Hero1 reacted to Dave Nicoll in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Right guys ... my son said I am best putting the videos on YouTube for you all then sending the link. Give me a week to suss that out! :-)
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    Hero1 reacted to Jazzy Julie in Get Lit   
    I felt like this song needs it's own post so we can discuss it, I know there's mixed feelings. 
    Video curtosy of Juan who got the best quality video of it on the net.
     
     
    So obviously my first time hearing it was an odd one, I was still in shock we were about to hear a brand new song live. At first I wasn't sure, it sounded different from his usual stuff. By the end of the song I was jumping up and down. 
    I've since listened to it A LOT. It keeps growing on me and now I love it. I don't mind modern music unlike some some of you guys lol, so I'm bound to like it a bit more. I really hope it gets released, they made a good decision premiering it at this huge event to get the word out.
    Then if this comes out, does I mean there's a new album due?
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    Hero1 got a reaction from FreshPrincess in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Here is some of the jazzyjefffreshprince.com crew - there was a lot of us there.. there was heaps of JJFP fans there it was incredible to see - everyone had made their own JJFP t-shirts! Brakes shirt got a lot of love! I'll write a whole article about the experience I just need time to process it but the concert was a lifelong dream and it was as good as I had hoped. Amazing experience. For those that couldn't go, Lynette, Jeff's wife said that when Will and Jeff got off the stage in Croatia the look in their eyes said they were going to do more of these shows...

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    Hero1 got a reaction from TheFre$hPrince in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Here is some of the jazzyjefffreshprince.com crew - there was a lot of us there.. there was heaps of JJFP fans there it was incredible to see - everyone had made their own JJFP t-shirts! Brakes shirt got a lot of love! I'll write a whole article about the experience I just need time to process it but the concert was a lifelong dream and it was as good as I had hoped. Amazing experience. For those that couldn't go, Lynette, Jeff's wife said that when Will and Jeff got off the stage in Croatia the look in their eyes said they were going to do more of these shows...

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    Hero1 got a reaction from Ale in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Here is some of the jazzyjefffreshprince.com crew - there was a lot of us there.. there was heaps of JJFP fans there it was incredible to see - everyone had made their own JJFP t-shirts! Brakes shirt got a lot of love! I'll write a whole article about the experience I just need time to process it but the concert was a lifelong dream and it was as good as I had hoped. Amazing experience. For those that couldn't go, Lynette, Jeff's wife said that when Will and Jeff got off the stage in Croatia the look in their eyes said they were going to do more of these shows...

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    Hero1 reacted to TheFre$hPrince in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Only the guys that Jeff already knew got backstage according to Julie's recap. Thanks to you guys I was able to have a spot in the front row, which I really enjoyed.
    Check out my recording of Boom! Shake The Room on YouTube.
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    Hero1 reacted to fan 4ever in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Unfortunately I didn't, but that's okay. I'm just very happy that I got the opportunity to see Jeff and Will live! That was a dream come true. And I have a feeling they will do more shows and that I will get my shot at meeting them!
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    Hero1 reacted to Dave Nicoll in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Ah man! Can't believe I have only just found this forum! I have been a fan since the early 90''s and have all their albums. I have been lucky enough to meet Jeff in my home town Nottingham when he did a set here. Last night was amazing! I have always wanted to see them live and still can't believe I did it last night!! I look forward to interacting with you all :-) I have some photos and videos from last night and will upload them when I figure out how to :-)
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    Hero1 reacted to Jazzy Julie in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    The JJFP.com crew with our golden tickets, waiting to get in.

     
    In front of the stage.

     
    Will and Jeff and the mayor of Blackpool
     

     
    Me and JJFP
     

     
    The best selfie ever taken.

     
    The greatest hug ever!

     
    Will killing it
     

     
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    Hero1 got a reaction from Ale in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    1 hour set - highlights : opened with boom and killed it.. I Wanna Rock! Parents! Just the two of us. Amazing visuals, incredible show. Heaps of clips on instagram just so a search for #jjfp17 or #livewirefestival 
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    Hero1 reacted to fan 4ever in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    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?!)
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    Hero1 got a reaction from TheFre$hPrince in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Blackpool is now sold out!!
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    Hero1 reacted to TheFre$hPrince in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    I ordered two golden circle tickets for my girl and me as well as flight tickets to Manchester, train tickets to Blackpool and Hotel in Blackpool. We'll arrive on Sunday and go back on Monday. So basically we'll only see the show...
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    Hero1 got a reaction from Ale in Will on Carpool Karaoke   
    Here's the preview:
     

    ive watched the whole thing. My thoughts: was very funny but disappointed he only did jiggy, boom, fpoba, summertime. Would have liked more tracks. Book was definitely the highlight. More talk about music/jeff would have been better.
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    Hero1 reacted to Jazzy Julie in JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE ARE BACK | 2 LIVE SHOWS   
    Wow. Sounds like we owe Jeff a huge thank you. 
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