DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s Vintage Freestyle Is An MC & DJ Hallmark (Audio)

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Sometime in the late 1980s, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince hit the London, England studio of Tim Westwood. In the same city where they recorded extensively as a duo at the time. Unlike MCs or DJs appearing on Westwood’s show, this tandem could improvise vocally, and musically—and please believe they did.

Tim liberates a circa 1987, Rock The House-era freestyle of Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff in total concentration. Playing with Public Enemy’s “Public Enemy No.1,” Eric B. & Rakim’s “I Know You Got Soul,” and LL Cool J’s “Rock The Bells,” the duo rocks an in-studio party with style and finesse. It’s apparent that the award-winning DJ is still the focal point of the West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania duo at this time, but the MC’s charm and confidence shine through.

Think these skills will uphold in the pair’s upcoming work and touring?

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