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don't know if it's been posted or not cuz it's about a year old lol but I stumbled upon it so here it is anyway:

Jazzy Jeff gets fresh at UW

DJ all smiles throughout first appearance at Federation Hall

Fed Hall was a sight to behold on Thursday, October 14, as the "Magnificent One" himself, DJ Jazzy Jeff, made his first ever appearance on UW campus.

The evening began with the Feds' very own DJ Brandon warming up the crowd with a fine selection of breaks and old school. Next on the decks were Fed Hall residents DJ Disgrace and DJ Penny, alongside special guest DJ White Gold, setting the mood with some club and reggae favourites.

The crowd roared when Jeff, who co-starred with Will Smith in the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, hit the stage around midnight. Jeff's road crew quickly set up the Rane Serato Scratch interface, allowing Jeff to choose from over 10,000 records without even flipping through a crate.

Mad Skillz jumped on the mic, hyping the crowd while Jeff settled in on stage. From the start, Jeff confirmed that he was worth every penny of his four-figure contract by showing off his beat-juggling skills and signature transformer scratch. A screen on stage left allowed the audience to get a first hand look at how Jeff flawlessly handled the turntables.

The crowd seemed mesmerized throughout the night while watching the screen more closely than Jeff himself. This was especially apparent when he spent nearly five minutes working two of the all-time classic battle records: LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells" and Run-DMC's "Peter Piper." Interestingly, these were the only two actual 12 inch singles Jeff played all night.

His set, which lasted almost two hours, bridged the gap between old school hip hop classics and current club bangers. There was even time put aside for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." It was unfortunate, however, that he never gave the audience a glimpse of his upcoming house CD, which will soon be released on Defected Records.

Sipping on his iced tea (apparently Fed Hall has the best iced tea on his tour so far), Jeff continued to drop hit after hit, smiling all the while. It was evident that he has not only mastered his craft, but loves it as well.

Although the night ended abruptly at 2:00 a.m., Jeff graciously remained to sign autographs and pose for pictures with many of his adoring fans.


^follow the link to a small pic of him @ his turtables

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