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DJ Jazzy Jeff


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The accomplishments of DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Philadelphia-born Jeff Townes, predate and extend far beyond his multi-platinum, Grammy-winning partnership with Will Smith. Revered for his party-rocking skills, which he began to develop as a youngster in his parents' basement, and acknowledged as a pioneer for his development of the transformer scratch, Townes has also worked in studios since 1985, when he provided uncredited scratching on tracks by Korner Boyz and Cazal Boys. A few years into his subsequent alliance with Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Townes founded a production house called A Touch of Jazz, named after his early turntablism classic off 1987's Rock the House. Among its early successes was the theme for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the sitcom on which Townes acted as the sidekick to Smith's lead character (to the comic annoyance of James Avery's Uncle Phil). After the final DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince album, 1993's Code Red, Townes assisted Smith's solo material and worked on recordings by several other rap and R&B artists. Most notably, he served as executive producer of Jill Scott's Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1, a Top 20 Billboard 200 hit that led to a handful of Grammy nominations and a double-platinum RIAA certification. Townes' proper solo debut, The Magnificent, followed in 2002 with Scott, Eric Roberson, and Freddie Foxx among the guest stars. Although a sequel, The Return of the Magnificent, arrived five years later, Townes was much more active on other fronts, such as on official mixes (In the House, Hip Hop Forever II, Hip Hop Forever III), a series of mixtapes (Summertime, with Mick Boogie), production work (as the facilitator of the Playlist), and global touring as a club DJ. ~ Andy Kellman
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  2.   How I Do featuring Percy Young
  3.   Travelz
  4.   Brand New Funk 2k7 by Peedi Peedi
  5.   Let Me Hear U Clap by Posdnuos
  6.   Break It Down
  7.   Mystery Man by The Last Emperor
  8.   Musik Lounge
  9.   Worldwide by Pauly Yamms
  10.   Come On by Dave Ghetto
  11.   My Soul Ain't For Sale by Raheem DeVaughn
  12.   All I Know by C.L. Smooth
  13.   She Was So Flyy by Kardinall Offishall
  14.   The Garden by Big Daddy Kane
  15.   Touch Me Wit Ur Handz by Chinah Blac
  16.   Somebody New featuring Clara Hill
  17.   My Peoples
  18.   We Had a Thing
  19.   Know Ur Hood by Pauly Yamms
  20.   For Da Love of Da Game
  21.   Love Savior featuring Flo Brown
  22.   Practice by J-Live
  23.   Supa Jean by Jean Grae
  24.   Run That Back featuring Black Ice
  25.   Shake It Off by Chef Word
  26.   A Charmed Life by J-Live
  27.   Rock wit U
  28.   In Time
  29.   Jeff N Fess by Rhymefest
  30.   Our Music
  31.   Da Ntro featuring Baby Blak
  32.   Go See the Doctor 2k7 by Twone Gabz
  33.   We Are featuring Percy Young
  34.   Hip Hop by Twone Gabz
  35.   Deep Water
  36.   Scram by Freddie Foxxx
  37.   The Definition by Kelly Spencer
  38.   Reality Mix
  39.   Hold It Down by Method Man
  40.   We Live in Philly

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