Biography

DJ JAZZY JEFF

A household name since the mid-80s thanks to his partnership with rapper-turned-actor Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and his partner-in-rhyme, the Fresh Prince, helped bring hip-hop into the suburbs of America, selling over 10 million records, and winning three Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two NAACP Awards, two Soul Train Music Awards and a MTV Music Award along the way.

Though he is best known as one of the first hip-hop popstars, DJ Jazzy Jeff has always been more than just a DJ. In addition to being widely credited with making the Transformer Scratch one of the most essential tools in any self-respecting DJ¹s repertoire, Jeff founded his full-scale musical production facility, A Touch Of Jazz in 1990. With an in-demand cadre of young producers and songwriters, A Touch Of Jazz is one of the most revered production houses in America. Responsible for scores of productions, A Touch Of Jazz has worked with Kenny Latimore, Dave Hollister, Musiq Soulchild, City High, Bilal, Glen Lewis, and many more. A Touch Of Jazz was also responsible for the landmark Who Is Jill Scott?, the groundbreaking debut by Philadelphia’s most celebrated soul siren, and the smash single Butterfly off Michael Jackson¹s Invincible.

 

Discography

Over the course of nine albums in the 2000s for their producer-led Beat Generation series, BBE adopted an unusual stance. “Do what you want,” their artists were told for probably the first time in their careers. The label’s enormously liberal…

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In 2002 Dj Jazzy released his debut solo album on BBE as part of the now legendary Beat Generation Series. Love of the Game which was playlisted on radio stations globally got the remix treatment from the man himself. The…

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The iconic first album featured guest vocalists such as Jill Scott, Shaun Stockman from Boyz II Men, Freddie Foxxx, J-Live & ?uestlove from The Roots. The LP instantly became a modern soul classic. On ‘The Return Of The Magnificent’, Jeff’s…

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The Grammy award winning DJ Jazzy Jeff presents the follow up to 2001s hugely successful release “The Magnificent” with a brand new artist album titled “The Return Of Magnificent”.

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ALBUM SLEEVE NOTES 1) We live n Philly…I always loved the Roy Ayers jawn…I thought it would b phatt 2 do a remake…my man ?uestlove came in an laced the drums n percussion…he iz hands down the most incredible drummer…

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This occasional series from BBE began as a homage to the 12” single, highlighting the label’s earlier now deleted titles. Almost four years past since we have released the first one, Part III shines a light on a selection of…

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