Jeffrey Allen Townes, known professionally as DJ Jazzy Jeff or Jazz, is an American record producer, DJ, actor and comedian, best known for his friendship and collaboration with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. Jeffrey Allen Townes was born on January 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Early on, he developed a reputation and a following as a school and block party DJ, he was ten years old when he first became interested in being a DJ. He told author Paul Stenning, "At summer time block parties I wouldn't be the one dancing, I sat where the DJ was set up, watching him; when I would go to other block parties in other neighborhoods I was still infatuated with the DJ. He was the guy. You might not have known his face, you might not have known his name but he was the guy that made everyone move."He took the stage name DJ Jazzy Jeff and was one half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince along with Will Smith. The group received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for "Parents Just Don't Understand", though their most successful single was "Summertime" which earned the group their second Grammy and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
When Smith branched out into television with the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Jazzy Jeff played a recurring character named Jazz, Smith's best friend on the show. In the early seasons, the two characters always greeted each other with their signature handshake. A running joke throughout the show's run involved the character being physically ejected from the house by Uncle Phil, using the same footage for comedic effect, he had an unrequited crush on Hillary. One of the first records DJ Jazzy Jeff appeared on was with the Korner Boyz and their songs "Bust the Move" and "The Saga of Roxanne", which featured legendary Philadelphia rappers MC Parry P and Grand Tone; the instrumental was called "Jazzy Jeff Scratch". DJ Jazzy Jeff, along with DJ Cash Money, are credited with making the transformer scratch famous; as a duo, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince had several gold and platinum-selling albums and singles in the late 1980s and early 1990s, earning them the first rap Grammy Award presented in 1989 for "Parents Just Don't Understand".
At the time of winning the Grammy Award, DJ Jazzy Jeff came home crying as he had just $500 in the bank. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince won a second Grammy for "Summertime". After DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince broke up, Townes went on to become a prominent R&B, neo soul record producer, establishing the A Touch of Jazz production company in his native Philadelphia. Among the artists that Jazzy Jeff has helped develop are Eric Roberson, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, the Roots, Raheem DeVaughn, Darius Rucker, Talib Kweli, Floetry and many more. Though he separated from Will Smith as a music partner, they are still friends, work together; some songs by Smith were produced by Townes, he has performed on some songs by Smith such as "So Fresh" and "Potnas". In addition, he appeared in several of Smith's music videos such as "Will2K" and "Freakin' It". On some occasions, he made appearances with Smith at live concerts. On July 2, 2005, DJ Jazzy Jeff performed with Smith at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.
Moreover, Smith acknowledges him in his music such as "Comin' to the Stage" from the album Lost and Found and "Potnas" from his album Willennium. His 2007 release The Return of the Magnificent featured numerous collaborations with old school and new school artists including CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, Pos from De La Soul, Method Man, Peedi Peedi and Raheem DeVaughn. In 2007, he appeared with Rhymefest in a video directed by Konee Rok, in which he makes music in his home recording studio with Rhymefest. In 2008, Townes performed with Smith at the premiere of the latter's 2008 film Hancock. In 2009, he made a mixtape titled He's the King... I'm the DJ in honor of the late entertainer Michael Jackson. Townes was featured in the video game DJ Hero as a playable character, he has some original mixes in the game. In 2010, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick teamed up to release the Summertime: The Mixtape series; the mixes are released every summer. In 2013, DJ Jazzy Jeff performed with Will Smith on The Graham Norton Show.
That same year, DJ Jazzy Jeff released Vinyl Destination, a web series documenting his hundred plus DJ shows from all around the world. He appeared as the lead interview in Paul Stenning's book Success - By Those Who've Made It. In 2015, he performed the scratch overdubs for the film Straight Outta Compton. In August 2017, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith performed two shows in the Europe: MTV Summerblast Music Festival in Croatia and the Livewire Festival in Blackpool. DJ Jazzy Jeff has Cory Townes, whose mother is a schoolteacher. DJ Jazzy Jeff married Lynette C. Jackson in Jamaica on 30 July 2010. Unreleased album from Sony Records One cut in Battle of DJs The Magnificent Soulheaven Presents Jazzy Jeff in the House Hip-Hop Forever II The Soul Mixtape Hip-Hop Forever III The Return of The Magnificent EP The Return of the Magnificent #55 US The Return of Hip Hop EP House of Tribes My Faves Volume 1 DJ Jazzy Jeff presents: Jeff's in the House Vol. 1 What Happens in Vegas LRG Life Colors (
East Drumore Township is a township in south central Lancaster County, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,791, it is part of the Solanco School District. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of all of it land, it is named after County Down, now in Northern Ireland. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,535 people, 1,055 households, 876 families living in the township; the population density was 152.2 people per square mile. There were 1,079 housing units at an average density of 46.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.36% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, 0.34% from two or more races. 0.82 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,055 households, out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.9% were non-families.
14.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 5.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.31. In the township the population was spread out, with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males. The median income for a household in the township was $47,237, the median income for a family was $49,726. Males had a median income of $36,768 versus $22,398 for females; the per capita income for the township was $17,229. About 8.6% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over
Raakh is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, starring Aamir Khan and Supriya Pathak in the lead roles with Pankaj Kapur, Gajanan Bangera and Jagdeep. The film was Aamir Khan's first movie after Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and it received much critical acclaim and subsequently three National Film Awards in 1989 and developed a considerable following over the years; the film marked the Bollywood debut of ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan and film editor A. Sreekar Prasad; as declared in the subtitles of the opening scene, the events of the film take place in a big city in India. After the police riots of 1990, the State Forces were replaced by a central one; the police now had more powers. The crime rate continued to escalate. In the wealthier quarters of the city though, life went on... but it was an uneasy calm. Aamir had just turned 21, he is from a rich family. The only colour in his otherwise mundane life was his obsession for Neeta, an older, more pragmatic woman, who likes him, but does not share his plans for their future.
One night, on their way back from a party, Neeta is molested by a local crime boss, Hassan Karmali and Amir intervenes violently. On their way back home in their car, they are intercepted by Karmali and his goons and Karmali rapes Neeta, with Aamir watching helplessly. Unknown to Aamir, an off-duty police officer is a silent witness to the incident. Frustrated, possessed by a sense of injustice, Aamir has to find release, he leaves home... he turns to Sub-Inspector Kapoor – the silent witness. Kapoor, pretending to be unaware of the incident agrees to help Aamir, as in spite of dancing to their tunes, Kapoor hates the Karmalis and his inability to act against them. Aamir now feels. Till one day, realising the truth, he is shattered. Soon after, S. I. Kapoor is suspended after he loses control in front of his superiors at a party thrown by Karmali and tries to shoot him, his life begins to spiral downwards. Now alone, without a job and with nothing to lose, he sees in Aamir the means to fulfill his dark, unresolved dreams which has by now taken the form of an obsession.
Together they set about eliminating their common enemy – members of the dreaded Karmali family. Kapoor, the embittered cop, becomes a dark mentor to the fearless Aamir. Neeta, unaware of the changes in Aamir's life, has decided to put her past behind her, she begins but painfully, to reconstruct her life. Meanwhile, Aamir slips into a vortex of terrifying violence – a road to certain doom. While the first murder he commits drives Amir crazy with guilt he gets used to it and starts enjoying it. Theirs is a war with a battle that has no glory. Amidst the lies of a logical life, sometimes the only truth is in losing control. Kapoor and Aamir manage to corner Karmali at his sister's wedding; as Kapoor shoots Karmali dead, he is killed by one of his corrupt ex-colleagues. After Kapoor dies in his arms, Aamir picks up his gun and shoots down the corrupt cop; the last scene once again returns to the opening sequence, where Aamir, now on death row, contemplates the events of his short and poignant life. Aamir Khan - Amir Hussein Supriya Pathak - Neeta Pankaj Kapur - Inspector P.
K. Jagdeep - Ustad Gajanan Bangera - Inspector Naina Balsaver - Naina Homi Wadia - Hassan Karmali Madhukar Toradmal - Karmali Seth Art Direction: Partho Sengupta This film was to be re-released in theatres in India on 12 June 2009 after 20 years with digitally re-mastered prints, by the film producers together with Palador Pictures, it was to be followed by DVD release in August 2009. The scheduled re-release did not happen due to certain undisclosed reasons, ostensibly because it fell during a producer-multiplex owner standoff during the period. 1989: National Film Award Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Kapur Special Mention: Aamir Khan Best Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad 1990: Filmfare Award Best Actor: Aamir Khan: Nominated Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Kapur: Nominated Raakh on IMDb Raakh at Yahoo! Movies