Über DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
A trailblazing duo from Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince had a slew of classic and hugely successful hits in the late 1980s and early '90s. The tracks "Parents (Just Don't Understand)," "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble," and "Summertime" kept the pair in steady rotation on radio and MTV. Their lyrics were the antithesis of the developing Gangsta Rap of the era, profanity-free and mostly concerned with partying and goofin' off. In total, they released five albums between 1987 and 1993, as well as a greatest hits package in '98. Will Smith went on to dominate TV, movies, and the charts with his thriving solo career, while Jeff continues to record and produce; he released his first solo album, The Magnificent on BBE in 2002.