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DJ Jazzy Jeff

The accomplishments of DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Philadelphia-born Jeff Townes, predate and extend far beyond his multi-platinum, Grammy-winning relationship with Can Smith. Revered for his party-rocking abilities, which he begun to develop as a young child in his parents’ cellar, and known as a pioneer for his advancement of the transformer nothing, Townes in addition has proved helpful in studios since 1985, when he supplied uncredited scratching on monitors by Korner Boyz and Cazal Children. A couple of years into his following alliance with Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the new Prince, Townes founded a creation house called Some Jazz, called after his early turntablism common off 1987’s Rock and roll the home. Among its early successes was the theme for THE NEW Prince of Bel-Air, the sitcom which Townes acted because the sidekick to Smith’s business lead character (towards the comic annoyance of Adam Avery’s Uncle Phil). Following the last DJ Jazzy Jeff & the new Prince record, 1993’s Code Crimson, Townes helped Smith’s solo materials and done recordings by other rap and R&B performers. Especially, he offered as executive manufacturer of Jill Scott’s WHO’S Jill Scott? Phrases and Noises, Vol. 1, a high 20 Billboard 200 strike that resulted in a small number of Grammy nominations along with a double-platinum RIAA qualification. Townes’ proper single debut, The Wonderful, implemented in 2002 with Scott, Eric Roberson, and Freddie Foxx one of the visitor superstars. Although a sequel, The Come back of the Wonderful, appeared five years afterwards, Townes was a lot more energetic on various other fronts, such as for example on public mixes (Inside your home, HIPHOP Forever II, HIPHOP Forever III), some mixtapes (Summertime, with Mick Boogie), creation work (because the facilitator from the Playlist), and global touring like a golf club DJ.

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