DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2012 (The 2013 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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Parents Just Don't Understand (1988)
Summertime (1991)

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Will DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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THEY DESERVE IT

Posted by Martin on Wednesday, 10.10.07 @ 21:45pm


First rap artist to win a Grammy!

Posted by Will on Saturday, 12.15.07 @ 11:52am


So? They still suck

Posted by Fidofone on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 12:38pm


Uhmmm.... NO

Posted by Yakety Yak on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 13:28pm


NO.
Good hip-hop duo.The fresh prince was able to make hip-hop for the kids that was pretty good but still clean but they shouldnt get in not any great records and they didnt do anything amazing.

Posted by Chris on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 22:28pm


NO.
Good hip-hop duo.The fresh prince was able to make hip-hop for the kids that was pretty good but still clean but they shouldnt get in not any great records and they didnt do anything amazing.

Posted by Chris on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 22:28pm


They got suburbian white kids listening to that hip-hop style, innovation, technique, style and sound...I think they make it within 5 years of eligibility.

Posted by Mike on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 22:25pm


DJ Hero ...

Posted by Joe-Skee on Saturday, 10.31.09 @ 10:37am


Took a truly daring genre and watered it down till its family friendyl. Nothing to be proud of.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 15:31pm


Took a truly daring genre and watered it down till its family friendyl. Nothing to be proud of.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 15:31pm


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I have to humbly disagree here.

One of the things that was so wonderful about hip-hop through the 80's, up till about 92/93, was that it could be anything it wanted to be. You could be Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince... or you could be Run D.M.C., KRS-ONE, Beastie Boys, MC Hammer, Eric B & Rakim, Tone Loc... heck, you could be Vanilla Ice & still have hits.

If anything, hip-hop lost it's way when the hard core rappers came in & gave the boot to anyone who didn't see things the way they did. You had a different perspective, but a certain level of artistic freedom was lost in the trade.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 17:39pm


If they are even nominated, let alone win, I will personally take a crap on Dave Marsh's car!

Posted by Cat Raped with a Blender on Friday, 01.11.13 @ 16:33pm


forget what I said back then, these guys deserve in just for the fresh prince, best theme tune ever.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 02.19.13 @ 15:16pm


let me tell you a story of how
my life got twisted turned up side down
when my parents didn't understand
and i thought i could beat Mike Tyson
then i found out Girls Aint Nothing but Trouble
in the Summertime
WORD UP!

Posted by john on Tuesday, 08.27.13 @ 14:22pm


Maybe Jazzy Jeff as a non performer... But Will Smith... No just no

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 05.13.14 @ 14:48pm


Yes they do!!!! It is the responsibility of the hall of fame to tell the music history of the world accurately and truth fully. And these guys, just like a rapper by the name of Schoolly D in Philly; changed things in a major way. Nobody would scratch the way they do if it wasn' t 4 Jeff! He is the magnificent. They were the ultimate mc and dj duo. In fact, they were the 1' s who truly made it a thing on wax as a duo. A dj who wasn' t just doing lame cameos. Jeff made those turntables sing. He was Hendrix on turntables. And Will was a great story teller, could free style battle ( top of his head), he could switch up with street battle, funk and funny story rhymes. He was creative, while others front like they didn' t have personalities and were all hard. Will was fresh, not scared 2 take a chance and it worked! Will can rap! Try him and u will find out. Did u really listen 2 those early albums or are y' all just taking on others view points? People were stealing their sound after a while, even ur hardest rappers were biting them, because they had hits by just being them! Not some persona. Induct them and Schoolly D who was the 1st of the gangsta rhymers Psk. Tell the truth about music Hall of Fame, not just what' s popular. Tell the story properly.

Posted by K on Thursday, 01.18.18 @ 21:39pm


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