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Jazzy Jeff And Fresh Prince Greatest Hits Best of
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|1. Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (1988 Extended Mix)|
|2. Men In Black (From 'Men In Black') - Will Smith|
|3. Summertime (Album Version)|
|4. Parents Just Don't Understand (Single Edit)|
|5. Boom! Shake The Room (Album Version)|
|6. Just Cruisin' (From 'Men In Black') - Will Smith|
|7. Ring My Bell (Mr. Lee's Radio Mix)|
|8. Brand New Funk (Album Version)|
|9. Lovely Daze|
|10. The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air (Theme From NBC's 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air')|
|11. A Nightmare On My Street (Single Version)|
|12. A Touch Of Jazz (Album Version)|
|13. I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson (Album Version)|
|14. The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff (Album Version)|
|15. I'm Looking For The One (To Be With Me) (Album Version)|
|16. You Saw My Blinker (Album Version)|
|17. Summertime '98 (SoulPower Remix)|
|18. Megamix (Edit)|
Before Will Smith expanded into acting on large and small screens, he played rapper to Jazzy Jeff's scratcher in a series of semi-novelty radio and video smashes. A teenager empathizing with the peer group his records were aimed at, the Fresh Prince communicated ground-level dispatches on home life ("Parents Just Don't Understand"), would-be romance ("Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble") and Walter Mitty-style flights of fancy ("I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson"). Movie stardom led Smith to put the mic down until the recent Big Willie Style; the success of that disc makes this the right time to revisit his early work, which shares space here with the newer "Men in Black" and "Just Cruisin'." Is it jiggy? Yeah, pretty jiggy. --Rickey Wright
Top Customer Reviews
In-between the hardcore gangsta rap of N.W.A. and the political mindedness of Public Enemy, we met young JJ and FP with their 1988 mega-hit "Parents Just Don't Understand". Jazz and Prince followed with "Nightmare On My Street" and "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble", which samples the 'I Dream of Jeannie' TV theme.
The best song on this CD is the timeless "Summertime", a jam that still sounds fresh to this day. "Ring My Bell (Mr. Lee's Radio Mix)" is also a dance-friendly song, as is the previously unreleased "Lovely Daze". Plus, any Fresh Prince fan will love the full version of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".
Other goodies include the Teddy Riley-produced "I'm Looking For The One (To Be With Me)", "Boom! Shake The Room!" and Will Smith's own "Men In Black". If you want to know and revisit Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince, this is a great CD to listen to.
Will Smith aka the Fresh Prince adds smooth flows of comical lyrics to Jazzy's fresh beats. The tracks have the best flows are "Summertime," describing scenes of summer, and "You Saw My Blinker," which has got the funniest Prince lines.
Also, you got to give props to the old school tracks, "Parents Just Don't Understand" and "Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble." My only complaint about this album is it loses it's replay value after a while. But when that happens, just put it away for a year then bring it back out. This CD is a must have for any Will Smith, Jeff Townes, or hip hop fan. Even though the Prince doesn't have to cuss to say what he's trying to, any true hip hop fan will like this.
Total Will Smith, with Jazz here, and it is great. Very lively and those creative lyrics you just cant get enough of..well, almost. But it really remains one of his best.
Will still can flow but to me, he was much better as The Fresh Prince! I have to agree with one reviewer about Eminim. I feel Em is talented but I also agree he should show more respect to one of the veterans of the game. Get this to hear the original "Bill Cosby" of rap!
Most recent customer reviews
Full of hits from his early days, This CD reminds us of how and why Will Smith is who he is today. Nice CDPublished on Nov. 17 2003 by Alicia Walker
This CD is great. Summertime is a personal, one of the best alltime summer songs, along with 'Today was a good day' by Ice Cube and 'Schools out for summer' by pink floyd. Read morePublished on June 11 2003
If you are a fan of Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff, you'll love this cd. From A Nightmare on My Street, to Parents Just Don't Understand, to Summertime. All the hits are here.Published on July 7 2002 by Candace Bennett
the fresh prince needs harder beatz and cursing rhymesz. kinda like cypress hill ghetto boyz and old ice cube records. those are the cd's i like the mostest, okay.Published on March 29 2002
This is one of the best CDs I have listened to ever. If you like Fresh Prince you will love this CD. Lovely Dayz is one of the best songs ever. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2001
At first I bought this album for Men In Black. But then I liked Nightmare On My Street, Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble and Parents Just Don't Understand. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2000
Jeff and Will are awesome together. this CD has 18 tracks that are just smooth. you can just put this CD into your car and just cruise or you can just chill at your house with this... Read morePublished on June 17 2000 by Tyler