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JJFP on 'The Arsenio Hall Show'


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I think this is my first time hearing this as well. The crazy thing, I loved the Arsenio Hall show and watched it almost every night...but I NEVER saw JJ+FP on the show together. I'd catch it when Jazzy was cuttin' and scratchin' with the band and I'd catch FP on solo interviews, but I never caught them on the show together. I think they were on Arsenio together 4 times through it's 5 year run.

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I've never seen the "Boom! Shake The Room" performance. I remember on one of his "Props To Hip-Hop" episodes, he showed a short clip of it along with other legendary artists. That's how I even found out about the performance. it was the only Code Red performance they made together on the show.

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A little off-topic, but I didn't know Arsenio turned down the role of Mike Lowrey in 'Bad Boys' (according to this article):

THR: You were so good in Coming To America with your pal Eddie Murphy. Why didn’t you do more acting?

Hall: It was one of those things I tried to purse after I left late night. I wanted to study and take it seriously and not just be the talk show host who is popular so he gets a role. But I wasn’t able to crack that nut the way I wanted. It’s a tough racket. Sometimes I made bad choices. I remember there was a time I decided not to do more stand up or go on the road. I turned down a movie called Bad Boyswhere it would have been me and Martin (Lawrence) instead of Will (Smith) and Martin. You look back and say it wasn’t a bad decision because I’m happy with my life. I’m a daddy or whatever. But then you realize, that’s not where I’m supposed to be. One day you really miss it.


I'm glad he did though, Will and Martin's chemistry is perfect.

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