Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith Re-Create From Da South 25 Years Later & It Sounds FRESH
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince have been back in form lately. With some new music creeping out, Jeff and Will Smith have an unbreakable bond that goes back nearly 35 years. At the top of a newly-released video, The Fresh Prince jokes that the man who discovered him and made classics alongside him was not taking his calls.
Back in Philadelphia, the Grammy Award-winning duo rehearses with a band. Based on the video description, this may have taken place back in 2017, ahead of some European dates. As they state, they’ve come a long way from the basement of Jeff’s mother’s West Philly row-home or the confines of Fairmount Park’s Belmont Plateau.
Rocking a vintage logo Flavor Unit t-shirt, The Fresh Prince spits, “Used to mess around / I was kind of a class clown / Hate to see ya’ frown / Hate to see people down / ‘Cause I like when fun flows like a faucet / But sometimes some guys mistake it for softness / But I ain’t no silly sap sucka or softie / When push comes to shove, better back up off me / ‘Cause I’m 6’2″, yo I ain’t no little guy / Two hundred pounds, and homie, I can make ya head fly / My father told me ‘Never hit nobody first / If they hit you, son, take ’em to a hearse.’” With Jeff cutting and scratching behind Spoonie Gee’s “Love Rap,” the moment is classic Hip-Hop with a timeless message.
However, in seeing Will improvise on the mic, and Jeff activate the sounds behind the turntables, the chemistry is forever. Perhaps Heads may get the first DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince album since 1993’s Code Red.