He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper is the second studio album by hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. It was the first double album in hip hop music, in its original vinyl incarnation; the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album triple platinum on February 1, 1995, is the duo's most successful album. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums; the album's first single, "Brand New Funk", was only released promotionally and, failed to achieve any commercial success. However, the album's second single, "Parents Just Don't Understand", won the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance and reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although the album's third single, "Nightmare on My Street", which reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, was considered for inclusion in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, the producers of the film decided against its inclusion; as a result vinyl pressings of the album contain a disclaimer sticker that says, " is not part of the soundtrack...and is not authorized, licensed, or affiliated with the Nightmare on Elm Street films."
While released as a double album, Sides C and D were labeled as a "Bonus Scratch Album". For the CD, "Nightmare on My Street", "As We Go", "D. J. on the Wheels" and the final four songs appear in edited form, "Another Special Announcement" was omitted. A German edition omitted "Jazzy's in the House" and "Human Video Game" instead. On September 8, 2017 the full vinyl version was issued on CD, released by Real Gone Music under license from Sony Music Entertainment
The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The charts are a record of the highest selling albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report, Australia's national charts since 1974; the Go-Set charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts published from 5 October 1966 until 24 August 1974. Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia from May 1974; the compiler, David Kent published Australia's national charts from 1940–1974 in a retrospective fashion using state based data. In mid 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association commenced licensing the Kent Music Report chart; the first printed national top 50 chart available in record stores, branded the Countdown chart, was dated the week ending 10 July 1983. ARIA began compiling its own charts in-house from the chart survey dated 13 June 1988, corresponding with the printed top 50 chart dated week ending 26 June 1988.
Various artists compilation albums were included in the albums chart, as they had been on the Kent Report chart, until 2 July 1989, when a separate Compilations chart was created. The ARIA Report, detailing the top 100 singles and albums charts, was first available via subscription in January 1990; the printed top 50 chart ceased publication in June 1998, but resumed publication in the year. The printed top 50 chart again ceased publication at the end of 2000; the ARIA charts are based on data collected from digital retailers in Australia. Data of physical sales come from retailers such as Sanity and JB Hi-Fi, while data of digital sales come from online retailers such as iTunes. Since 17 February 1997, all physical sales data contributing towards the chart has been recorded electronically at point of sale. In March 1991, "Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons was the first single to reach #1 in Australia, not available on 7 inch vinyl, but cassingle only. Starting from 8 October 2006, due to low physical single sales at the time, the ARIA singles chart included online data as well as physical sales.
In 2006, it was announced that the Brazin retailing group, comprising major retailers HMV, Sanity and Virgin music/DVD stores would no longer contribute sales data to the ARIA charts. However, after a five-month absence, Brazin re-commenced contributing sales figures to the ARIA Charts on 26 November 2006; the ARIA website publishes the top 50 singles and albums charts, top 40 digital tracks chart, top 20 dance singles chart. The ARIA Report is available via paid e-mail subscription each week; these reports are uploaded to the Pandora Archive periodically. On 5 February 2006, the ARIA Chart Show was a radio program launched on the Nova network and broadcast throughout Australia, playing the official ARIA top 50 singles; the live music program was hosted by Jabba each Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. From 1 June 2013 to 3 September 2016, the Take 40 Australia radio program broadcast the official ARIA top 40 singles on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on each state's Hit Network-owned radio station.
The show was aired before the top 50 chart, dated for the following Monday, is published on the ARIA website at 6:00 pm. The charts were published online at 6:00 pm each Sunday. ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart ARIA Top 100 Physical Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Streaming Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Country Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Music DVDs Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Singles Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Compilation Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Jazz & Blues Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Classical/Crossover Albums Chart ARIA Top 10 Core Classical Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Albums Chart Yearly Top 100 End of Year charts profiling the year in music End of Decade Top 100 charts profiling the decade in music Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2006 to present: Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2016 to present: Music of Australia List of Australian chart achievements and milestones Official website Top 50 chart archives from June 1988 at australian-charts.com Top 100 chart archives from January 2001 at Pandora Archive
Rock the House (album)
Rock the House is the debut album from the hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album was released on April 7, 1987, in the United States, was subsequently re-issued in 1988 in Europe and the United Kingdom. Three tracks from the album were released as singles: "The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff", "A Touch of Jazz" and "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble"; when the album was released on CD in 1988, the rerecorded version of "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble", released as a single after He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper ran its course, replaced the original 1986 recording. The original version never appeared on the duo’s greatest-hits album. Sample credits"Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble" Theme From I Dream of Jeannie "Catch the Beat" by T-Ski Valley"Just One of Those Days" "Puttin' on the Ritz" by Taco"Rock the House" "Ben" by Michael Jackson Theme From Sanford and Son "Theme from Mahogany" by Diana Ross"Takin' It to the Top" "Cold Sweat" by James Brown "Kool is Back" by Funk, Ink"The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff" "Funky Drummer" by James Brown "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier "Shout" by Tears for Fears"Just Rockin'" "Reading the Comics - July, 1945" by Fiorello La Guardia "Change the Beat" by Beside "Rocket In The Pocket" by Cerrone"Guys Ain't Nothing But Trouble" Theme From I Dream of Jeannie"A Touch of Jazz" "Westchester Lady" by Bob James "'T' Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye "Harlem River Drive" by Bobbi Humphrey "Mr. Magic" by Grover Washington Jr
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia, sent to move in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their Bel Air mansion after getting into a fight in his hometown. In the series, his lifestyle clashes with the lifestyle of his relatives in Bel Air; the series aired 148 episodes. The theme song and opening sequence set the premise of the show. Will Smith is a street-smart teenager, West Philadelphia "born and raised". While playing street basketball, Will misses a shot and the ball hits a group of people, causing a confrontation that frightens his mother, who sends him to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in the opulent neighborhood of Bel Air, Los Angeles. Will's working-class background ends up clashing in various humorous ways with the upper class world of the Banks family – Will's uncle Phil and aunt Vivian and their children, Will's cousins: Hilary and Ashley.
The premise is loosely based on the real-life story of the show's producer Benny Medina. In 1990, music manager Benny Medina, along with his business partner, real estate mogul Jeff Pollack, decided to market a TV story based on Medina's life. Medina had grown up poor in East Los Angeles but his life changed when he befriended a rich white teenager, whose family lived in Beverly Hills and allowed Medina to live with them. Medina decided to use this part of his life as the main focus of the show. However, given that by a black character living with a white family was a concept, done multiple times on TV, Medina decided to change the rich white family to a rich black family. "That way we could explore black-on-black prejudice as well as black class differences", Medina said in an interview for Ebony magazine. Medina pitched the idea to Quincy Jones. Jones arranged a meeting with NBC chief Brandon Tartikoff. Will Smith was well known by as his music career as The Fresh Prince had put him on the mainstream radar, but he had come into debt after failing to pay taxes.
At the suggestion of his then-girlfriend, Smith went to a taping of The Arsenio Hall Show where he met Medina by chance. Medina pitched the idea to Smith. Medina invited Smith to meet Jones at a party that Jones was throwing at his house in December of 1989. There, Jones handed Smith a script for a failed Morris Day pilot that he had produced and challenged Smith to audition for Tartikoff on the spot. Smith did so, the first contract for the show was drawn up that night in a limo outside. Three months the pilot was shot; the pilot episode began taping on May 1, 1990. Season 1 first aired in September 1990, ended in May 1991; the series finale was taped on Thursday, March 21, 1996, aired on May 20, 1996. The theme song "Yo Home to Bel Air" was written and performed by Smith under his stage name, The Fresh Prince; the music was composed by Quincy Jones, credited with Smith at the end of each episode. The music used to bridge scenes together during the show is based on a similar chord structure. During the fall 1991–1992 season, NBC gained two hit television shows to anchor their Monday night lineup.
To gain popularity between the two shows, Will Smith appeared in the Blossom episode "I'm with the Band" as himself under his rap stage name, The Fresh Prince. That same season, Karyn Parsons appeared in the Blossom episode "Wake Up Little Suzy" as Hilary Banks. Parsons appeared in the Patti LaBelle sitcom Out All Night as Hilary. In the House and Fresh Prince were both executive-produced by Winifred Hervey, David Salzman and Quincy Jones. During the second season's first episode, Alfonso Ribeiro and Tatyana Ali appeared as their Fresh Prince characters in the crossover episode "Dog Catchers"; that season, James Avery appeared as a mediator in the episode "Love on a One-Way Street". In the Season 4 episode "My Pest Friend's Wedding", James Avery and Daphne Maxwell Reid guest starred as Dr. Maxwell Stanton's parents. Both Avery and Reid portrayed the parents of Ribeiro's Fresh Prince character. Joseph Marcell, who played the wisecracking Geoffrey Butler on Fresh Prince, appeared as an officiating minister in the same episode.
The show is notable for having a heavy celebrity guest presence with more than 40 celebrities guest starring throughout the series. Seasons 1 and 4 had the highest celebrity participation with 10 guest stars each; the series was produced by NBC Productions in association with the Stuffed Dog Company and Quincy Jones Entertainment. After the show was released to syndication in 1994, the series was distributed by Warner Bros. Television, which continues to distribute the show worldwide; the series aired reruns on WGN America, TBS, Nick at Nite, Disney XD, ABC Family, BET, Centric, MTV and VH1. Warner Home Video has released the complete series, seasons 1 to 6, on DVD in Region 1. Seasons 1 to 4 have been released in Regions 2 and 4. Seasons 5 to 6 have been released in Region 2 in Germany, in the complete series boxset in the United Kingdom. On August 13, 2015, it was reported that a reboot of the show was in development by Overbrook Entertainment, with Will Smith serving as a producer. In August 2016, during a promotional interview with the E! television network, for his upcoming film Suicide Squad, Smith denied that a reboot was in develo
Parents Just Don't Understand
"Parents Just Don't Understand" is the second single from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's second studio album, He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance at the 1989 Grammy Awards, one of the two songs to do so before the award was discontinued in 1991, it peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was released as a single in spring 1988; the song was referenced several times in the television show The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The song was ranked #96 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop, the music video was featured in the 2003 film Malibu's Most Wanted; the song's two major verses involve The Fresh Prince's problems with his own parents. The first one is a recollection of when he went school shopping with his whole family at the Gallery Mall, his mother bought him a whole wardrobe of clothing, way against his style and suffering the inevitable at school the first day; the second verse was of him taking the family Porsche out for a spin while his parents were away, picking up a girl, going to McDonald's, flooring it, getting pulled over for speeding, finding out the girl he picked up was a runaway, getting arrested having his parents come home from their vacation to bail him out and discipline him on the drive home.
In late 2001, a cover of the song was recorded by Lil' Romeo, 3LW, Nick Cannon, which appears on the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius soundtrack. A video was made with cameo appearances from Vanessa L. Whoopi Goldberg; the song was used by young Tupac Shakur in a music video he made with Smith's future wife Jada Pinkett. Shakur and Pinkett had been attending the Baltimore School for the Arts; the song was covered by Amy Poehler in the second season premiere of Recreation. 7" Vinyl"Parents Just Don't Understand" – 4:13 "Parents Just Don't Understand" – 4:0612" Vinyl"Parents Just Don't Understand" – 6:20 "Parents Just Don't Understand" – 5:13 "Live At Union Square, November 1986" – 4:03American 12" Vinyl"Parents Just Don't Understand" – 5:27 "Parents Just Don't Understand" – 4:13 "Parents Just Don't Understand" – 4:06 "Live At Union Square, November 1986" – 4:03 Music video on YouTube
A-side and B-side
The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78, 45, 331⁄3 rpm phonograph records, or cassettes, whether singles, extended plays, or long-playing records. The A-side featured the recording that the artist, record producer, or the record company intended to receive the initial promotional effort and receive radio airplay to become a "hit" record; the B-side is a secondary recording that has a history of its own: some artists released B-sides that were considered as strong as the A-side and became hits in their own right. Others took the opposite approach: producer Phil Spector was in the habit of filling B-sides with on-the-spot instrumentals that no one would confuse with the A-side. With this practice, Spector was assured that airplay was focused on the side he wanted to be the hit side. Music recordings have moved away from records onto other formats such as CDs and digital downloads, which do not have "sides", but the terms are still used to describe the type of content, with B-side sometimes standing for "bonus" track.
The first sound recordings at the end of the 19th century were made on cylinder records, which had a single round surface capable of holding two minutes of sound. Early shellac disc records records only had recordings on one side of the disc, with a similar capacity. Double-sided recordings, with one selection on each side, were introduced in Europe by Columbia Records in 1908, by 1910 most record labels had adopted the format in both Europe and the United States. There were no record charts until the 1930s, radio stations did not play recorded music until the 1950s. In this time, A-sides and B-sides existed. In June 1948, Columbia Records introduced the modern 331⁄3 rpm long-playing microgroove vinyl record for commercial sales, its rival RCA Victor, responded the next year with the seven-inch 45 rpm vinylite record, which would replace the 78 for single record releases; the term "single" came into popular use with the advent of vinyl records in the early 1950s. At first, most record labels would randomly assign which song would be an A-side and which would be a B-side.
Under this random system, many artists had so-called "double-sided hits", where both songs on a record made one of the national sales charts, or would be featured on jukeboxes in public places. As time wore on, the convention for assigning songs to sides of the record changed. By the early sixties, the song on the A-side was the song that the record company wanted radio stations to play, as 45 rpm single records dominated the market in terms of cash sales, it was not until 1968, for example, that the total production of albums on a unit basis surpassed that of singles in the United Kingdom. In the late 1960s, stereo versions of pop and rock songs began to appear on 45s; the majority of the 45s were played on AM radio stations, which were not equipped for stereo broadcast at the time, so stereo was not a priority. However, the FM rock stations did not like to play monaural content, so the record companies adopted a protocol for DJ versions with the mono version of the song on one side, stereo version of the same song on the other.
By the early 1970s, double-sided hits had become rare. Album sales had increased, B-sides had become the side of the record where non-album, non-radio-friendly, instrumental versions or inferior recordings were placed. In order to further ensure that radio stations played the side that the record companies had chosen, it was common for the promotional copies of a single to have the "plug side" on both sides of the disc. With the decline of 45 rpm vinyl records, after the introduction of cassette and compact disc singles in the late 1980s, the A-side/B-side differentiation became much less meaningful. At first, cassette singles would have one song on each side of the cassette, matching the arrangement of vinyl records, but cassette maxi-singles, containing more than two songs, became more popular. Cassette singles were phased out beginning in the late 1990s, the A-side/B-side dichotomy became extinct, as the remaining dominant medium, the compact disc, lacked an equivalent physical distinction.
However, the term "B-side" is still used to refer to the "bonus" tracks or "coupling" tracks on a CD single. With the advent of downloading music via the Internet, sales of CD singles and other physical media have declined, the term "B-side" is now less used. Songs that were not part of an artist's collection of albums are made available through the same downloadable catalogs as tracks from their albums, are referred to as "unreleased", "bonus", "non-album", "rare", "outtakes" or "exclusive" tracks, the latter in the case of a song being available from a certain provider of music. B-side songs may be released on the same record as a single to provide extra "value for money". There are several types of material released in this way, including a different version, or, in a concept record, a song that does not fit into the story lin
Greatest Hits (DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince album)
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album includes several of the duo's biggest hits, including "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble," "Parents Just Don't Understand," and "Summertime"; this includes the unreleased track "Lovely Daze", two solo tracks by Will Smith from his major-motion picture film, Men In Black. "Boom! Shake the Room" - 3:48 "Summertime" - 4:31 "Men in Black" - 3:45 "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble" - 4:48 "Twinkle, Twinkle" - 4:10 "The Things That U Do" - 4:09 "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" - 4:48 "Just Cruisin'" - 3:59 "Ring My Bell" - 4:04 "I Wanna Rock" - 4:18 "Parents Just Don't Understand" - 5:13 "I'm Looking for the One" - 3:40 "A Nightmare on My Street" - 4:53 "Can't Wait to Be with You" - 3:51 "Brand New Funk" - 4:04 "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 2:56Bonus tracks 17. "Lovely Daze" - 4:13 18. "Megamix" - 3:42 "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble" - 4:48 "Men In Black" - 3:45 "Summertime" - 4:31 "Parents Just Don't Understand" - 5:13 "Boom!
Shake The Room" - 3:48 "Just Cruisin'" - 3:59 "Ring My Bell" - 4:04 "Brand New Funk" - 4:04 "Lovely Daze" - 4:13 "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" - 2:56 "A Nightmare On My Street" - 4:53 "A Touch of Jazz" - 3:17 "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" - 4:48 "The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff" - 5:22 "I'm Looking For The One" - 3:40 "You Saw My Blinker" - 4:12 "Summertime'98" - 4:31 "Megamix" - 3:42