Celebrating Hip Hop Music 365: Summertime


Celebrating Hip Hop Music 365!

August 14th

We all know Hip Hop is more than just Beats & Rhymes. It’s a culture that consists of the “5 Elements”. The DJ, The MC, Graffiti, BBoying/dancing & The Beatbox. As we pay tribute to Hip Hop and its 45th Anniversary (August 11th) all year long with some of the most important and groundbreaking songs that embodies the culture to the fullest. In no particular order everyday all year long we will pay tribute these songs and their creators. With that said “GO HIP HOP”

Today’s entry is… Summertime By Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

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Song name: Summertime

Artist: Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Label: Jive Records

Year it was released: 1991

Location: Philadelphia, PA

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Short Commentary:

Definitely one of the most classic and representative songs ever created for the summer. A anthem if you will, whenever Hip Hop heads think of the summer we think of this song. Will Smith aka The Fresh Prince and His DJ Jazzy Jeff nailed this one. Just a fell good song about the innocence of summer no matter where you’re from. Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago & etc, the summer is the summer.

 

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