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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.   Touch Me Wit Ur Handz by Chinah Blac
  4.   Practice by J-Live
  5.   Deep Water
  6.   Hip Hop by Twone Gabz
  7.   Let Me Hear U Clap by Posdnuos
  8.   For Da Love of Da Game
  9.   Know Ur Hood by Pauly Yamms
  10.   Brand New Funk 2k7 by Peedi Peedi
  11.   Go See the Doctor 2k7 by Twone Gabz
  12.   All I Know by C.L. Smooth
  13.   She Was So Flyy by Kardinall Offishall
  14.   The Definition by Kelly Spencer
  15.   Somebody New featuring Clara Hill
  16.   Reality Mix
  17.   My Peoples
  18.   Rock wit U
  19.   Musik Lounge
  20.   Shake It Off by Chef Word
  21.   We Had a Thing
  22.   Run That Back featuring Black Ice
  23.   Scram by Freddie Foxxx
  24.   A Charmed Life by J-Live
  25.   Our Music
  26.   Jeff N Fess by Rhymefest
  27.   We Live in Philly
  28.   Hold It Down by Method Man
  29.   Mystery Man by The Last Emperor
  30.   The Garden by Big Daddy Kane
  31.   Da Ntro featuring Baby Blak
  32.   Travelz
  33.   Love Savior featuring Flo Brown
  34.   In Time
  35.   Worldwide by Pauly Yamms
  36.   Break It Down
  37.   My Soul Ain't For Sale by Raheem DeVaughn
  38.   We Are featuring Percy Young
  39.   Come On by Dave Ghetto
  40.   Supa Jean by Jean Grae

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