22 December 2011

Throwback Thursday – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

posted by: Patrick New Music Daily | Throwback Thursday

Always celebrate the solstices.

Today, this marvelous Thursday, is the winter solstice. The solstices have been celebrated for millennia, and for good reason. It may not be the dead of winter yet, but tomorrow the sun hangs around for a little bit longer. And, by golly, that should be something to drink to! There’s something earthy and magical about solstices. And I’ll be the first one to admit, I love shit that’s earthy and magical.

Enough of that. I was cruising around reddit today, and I came across this holiday reunion photo of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air cast.

I was a little too young to watch it when it first aired, but I used to watch Fresh Prince re-runs a lllll the time on Nick at Nite. Loved it. One thing lead to another, and I ended up getting a greatest hits collection of of Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince on eBay a bunch of years back. And if you’ll remember, Will Smith was  Fresh Prince the rapper before he was the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. His music with DJ Jazzy Jeff has a super old school feel to it, but it can be really refreshing or, at the very least, put a happy smirk on my face. “Summertime” (1991) was one of the greatest hits, and it still feels awesome to play in the dead heat of summer (and the winter solstice, perhaps…):

MP3: “Summertime” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Other awesome ones (ya gotta see the music videos too):

MP3: “Girl’s Ain’t Nothin But Trouble” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

MP3: “Parent’s Just Don’t Understand” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Finally, in the spirit of the new Men in Black movie about to come out, this video is hilarious. Will Smith in some German TV interview, busting out the MIB rap from the top of his head like 10 years after the original movie was made. Skip to 0:40 if you’re in a hurry:

MP3: “Men in Black” – Will Smith



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