Tuesday, January 29, 2008
If I had to pick one person who truly inspired me to become a DJ it would be Jazzy Jeff. While others like Aladdin & Joe Cooley played a big part in influencing my style, Jeff was the one I actually learned from. Back in the late 80's (OOF! I'm dating myself) I would spend hours and hours trying to re-create his cuts. This was before instructional videos/fader contours/hamster switches and all that other fancy shit. All you could do was listen and learn and try to breakdown what he was doing.
So with that I give you the complete 20 minute version of DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince "Live @ Union Square" (1986)
Rip if you're reading this... I still remember the first time you played this on the way to N.M. I was buggin!