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DJ Jazzy Jeff – “Holiday Mix 2017” (Mixtape)

DJ Jazzy Jeff did a mix to get you and your crew into the season. Why are you not clicking play and starting your party yet??? Cider and eggnog optional. Jamming… VERY necessary!

DJ JAZZY JEFF – HOLIDAY MIX 2017 (MIXTAPE)

Rhythm Roulette With DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Okay. Up front, I gotta admit that I yelled and pointed at the screen, “CHEATER!” While DJ Jazzy Jeff did pick his three plates blindfolded, his selection was curated. The picks were from a COLLECTION (e.g. no chance of pulling any wack or even wacky records). Booooo!

Then I fell back. Rhythm Roulette is not so much a ‘competition’ that someone can cheat and win. When someone like The Magnificient DJ Jazzy Jeff blesses with records like this… Truth is, we ALL win!

@ojones1

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The PlayList (DJ Jazzy Jeff et. al.) – “1995” feat. Glenn Lewis [Video]

Yeah. It seems only right that DJ Jazzy Jeff’s PlayList Retreats bear smooth tasty fruit like this. A taste of the full plate “Chasing Goosebumps.” So so dope! The soulful singing of Glenn Lewis over a R&B’d out track. Perfect.

(More on The PlayList after the jump.)

THE PLAYLIST – CHASING GOOSEBUMPS FEAT. GLENN LEWIS (ALBUM)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff x Mick – “Summertime Vol. 8” (Mixtape)

Well, it’s about time! Now the summer, summer, summertime can truly begin. This is the “Summertime Vol. 8” mixtape. Can you believe DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick have been putting these dope sets of mixes, blends, and exclusives out for eight years??? Salute to the duo.

DJ JAZZY JEFF X MICK – SUMMERTIME VOL. 8 (MIXTAPE)

Detroit Artist-Producer Tall Black Guy Speaks On His ‘Playlist Retreat’ Experience (Video)

At first, watching this we’re going, “Really, Tall Black Guy. You feel the need to tell folks WHO The Magnificient DJ Jazzy Jeff is.” Then we think about it… Jeff has had an INCREDIBLE career that spans DECADES… appreciated by fans who were barely walking (or not even conceived) when he was with The Fresh Prince on the reg. So cool. Also cool, and very appreciated, is this clip of TBG speaking on how dope it was being at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s annual Playlist Retreat.

Dope! If you look back on here, TBG did a li’l som’n som’n on the 2015 event #DownSinceDayOne

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Jeff N Fess – “Mr. Officer” feat. Eric Roberson (Prod. By The Playlist A-Team)

Serious music making happened at Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat 2016. Here’s one of the dopest outcomes of the gathering, Jeff N Fess (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Rhymefest) lacing a beat produced at the event – “Mr. Officer” (featuring crooner Eric Roberson).

After hearing a few bars of a particular arrangement, Eric Roberson was inspired to write. The first words uttered: Mr. Officer, can you spare some change? If they say art imitates life. Then Mr. Officer, by Jeff N Fess, feat. Eric Roberson, is art’s response to life. “Some people march, some people protest; we make music,” says DJ Jazzy Jeff of the motivation behind releasing Mr. Officer. Increasing reports of police brutality and deaths of unarmed Black men at the hands of law enforcement led to this musical expression of hurt, anger and frustration. Mr. Officer is produced by The Playlist A-Team, comprised of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Stro Elliot, Daniel Crawford, Steve McKie, Kaidi Tatham and Eric Lau. This ensemble of gifted musicians worked together to create a sound that uncomplicated, yet moving. Lyricists Eric Roberson and Rhymefest shine light this complex and emotional issue with heartfelt simplicity.
– Playlist Retreat

You will cry hot tears by the end. Expect it. Powerful music with a powerful message powerfully delivered can overpower you like that.

#BlackLivesMatter

JEFF N FESS – MR. OFFICER FEAT. ERIC ROBERSON

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Dayne Jordan – “Family Man” (Video)

For the unsung heroes, the everyday role models. From the album “Memoirs of Dayne Jordan.”

Man, this latest Dayne Jordan jawn reached so deep the first time I watched (my count is six times as of this post). “Family Man” was produced by the incomparable DJ Jazzy Jeff, making the song a Philly brothers connection. Wanna make this sub a real Philly… put in The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air clip of Will Smith in PAIN when his dad dipped on him AGAIN! Yep, right at the heart of the video, so it cuts deep (shout to director Cristopher Schafer, the same genius that brings us ‘Vinyl Destination’)!

And comedian Top Rope Zeus took his role as a dad on the ropes in the fight we call real life. Too real. I’ve gotten that ‘this is your last day letter and handshake’… twice!

Get to watching; again and again. Jordan! And it counts!

@ojones1

DOWNLOAD: DAYNE JORDAN – MEMOIRS OF DAYNE JORDAN

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Playlist Retreat 2015 (Full Length Documentary)

Nice! Shout to Tall Black Guy for this share. We posted on #PlayListRetreat a while ago; but it was pretty much a teaser. Check out the full-length video.

The Playlist Retreat is an intimate gathering of progressive artists for the purpose of inspiration, motivation and collaboration. It is an organic exchange between people who believe in the greater purpose of expression through music.

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Dayne Jordan – “The Hustlers” (Prod. By DJ Jazzy Jeff) [Video]

Visuals for “The Hustlers” off the “Memoirs Of Dayne Jordan” that Dayne Jordan has kept bubbling since it dropped this summer. That, and being on tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff (executive producer for the entire album), keeps the man pretty damn busy. Takes work to live a dream. More than that…HUSTLE! Check out the visuals above. Single and album linked below when you’re ready.

DAYNE JORDAN – THE HUSTLERS | MEMOIRS OF DAYNE JORDAN (PROD. BY JAZZY JEFF)

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Vinyl Destination | “This Is Life” With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the fellas a half-world away. Hong Kong, hit some shops, get some sneaks, rock the spot. Then to Melbourne: Hop a plane and do it again (well, first time for Dayne Jordan but still). Yeah, just another Vinyl Destination episode.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew are in Hong Kong. No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a trip to the renowned Sneaker Street. DJ Ferno and Dayne Jordan can’t believe their eyes as they peruse the shops in amazement. After the show, Dayne gets a chance to connect with fans old and new. Next up is Sydney, Australia where things get heated for Jeff at the hotel and the show. Later, Steve takes time to reflect on his experiences while roaming the streets of Melbourne.

Luxurious life of globetrotters. Oh look, hot Mickey D’s. Awesome. And hotter hotel rooms. Super awesome. These ‘awesomes’ are sarcastic… just to clarify). Still good times. Watch.

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Dayne Jordan – “Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” (Prod. By DJ Jazzy Jeff x James Poyser) [Video]

Dayne Jordan and Cristopher Schafer (for Visually Inklined) did the work for this visual for “Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” from the “Memoirs of Dayne Jordan” LP. Incredible to suggest, with the title font and initial foreground images, that we were going to get a “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” video. But nah, this is Mr. Jordan’s neighborhood… sweet is balanced by bitterness – stoops and porches, dark alleys and overgrowth. Good heartfelt storytelling. Check it out above, and link back to an earlier post for the LP below.

DAYNE JORDAN – MEMOIRS OF DAYNE JORDAN

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Playlist Retreat 2015 (Video)

DJ Jazzy Jeff had Dayne Jordan, DJ Ferno, a few other noteworthies and a gang of up-and-comers link up at a collaborative music creation and appreciation get together. Now this looks like a great idea; and a great time!

The Playlist Retreat is an intimate gathering of progressive artists for the purpose of inspiration, motivation and collaboration. It is an organic exchange between people who believe in the greater purpose of expression through music.
DJ Jazzy Jeff

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Dayne Jordan – “Memoirs Of Dayne Jordan” (Prod. By DJ Jazzy Jeff) [Album]

“Prior to this album, there was a lot of confusion in reference to who I am, where I come from, and what I am about. Jeff provided the perfect sonic canvas for me to paint on.”
Dayne Jordan

DJ Jazzy Jeff as mentor and beatmaker for this entire “Memoirs” LP really cannot be anything but set us up to expect greatness, but doesn’t that put a lot of pressure on Dayne Jordan to deliver on the expectation? Yes. And does he deliver? Solid YES! Jordan is going hard nowadays, touring the world as Jeff’s – helping rock the parties [you’ve been seeing on here] on Vinyl Destination… and yet he still gives birth to this full-length banger… AND check out the words of praise from Jeff.

“It’s rare when you work with someone who is as pure and focused as Dayne… this was hands down the most enjoyable project I’ve ever done.”
DJ Jazzy Jeff

‘Nuff said. Well one more thing… you get the whole sha-banga-bang for the FREE.99… stream AND download. Go. Go now! You’re welcome.

DOWNLOAD: DAYNE JORDAN – MEMOIRS OF DAYNE JORDAN

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Dayne Jordan – “The Hustlers” (Prod. By DJ Jazzy Jeff)

Dayne Jordan just dropped his new single “The Hustlers” (produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff); freshening up the buzz for his “In Progress” EP (which we posted about earlier on here), as well as for his forthcoming LP. Deepness about Jordan’s purpose in life, friends who didn’t make it, and moving on.

This is the second official release off of the “Memoirs of Dayne Jordan” album due July 21, 2015!
Dayne Jordan

DAYNE JORDAN – THE HUSTLERS (PROD. BY JAZZY JEFF) | IN PROGRESS (EP)

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Dayne Jordan – “In Progress…” (Prod. By DJ Jazzy Jeff) [Video]

Visuals for Dayne Jordan’s single “In Progress…” (produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff) – which we posted on recently here. Timeline in the life of Jordan perfectly conveyed in this video beautifully. You will feel it. Watch to the end for the emcee to go full circle with the musical part of the story. That “Memoirs of Dayne Jordan” (due out July 21, 2015) ought to be really good.

DAYNE JORDAN – IN PROGRESS… (PROD. BY DJ JAZZY JEFF)

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Dayne Jordan – “In Progress…” (Prod. By DJ Jazzy Jeff)

Experiencing the on-the-rise moments. Really soaking them in. You get the feeling that Jordan is taking NONE of them for granted. Matter of fact you feel it in the audio for his latest Jazzy Jeff-produced single – “In Progress.” Maaan, being produced by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff… That’s something unbelievable to soak in (and document in song) right there!

DAYNE JORDAN – IN PROGRESS… (PROD. BY DJ JAZZY JEFF)

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Vinyl Destination | “DJ’s In Paris” With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

DJ Jazzy Jeff with another Vinyl Destination episode, DJ’s In Paris going hard all across Europe. Top highlights? Number one’s GOTTA be DJ Ferno taking in the first-time-in-Paris experience with childlike wonder. Follow that IMMEDIATELY with Rich Medina talking with the crew right after the Paris leg, just before catching a train to Amsterdam for a break. That’s two. Round out the top three with Jeff’s closing comments about his back-to-nature themed room. Hilarious!

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew end a 10 show, 10 day run in Paris. It’s DJ Ferno’s first time in the City of Lights, so he explores the city and takes in some sights. After a few verses of “Mama I Made It,” it’s off to the gig. Jeff has a show with a dear friend, Rich Medina. The next stop is Amsterdam. With Rich joining the fun, the guys share some valuable information that makes him rethink his phone service. Feeling refreshed after some much-needed time off, the crew gets back in full gear with shows in Dresden, Germany, Warington, England and Oslo, Norway. Along the way, “Tickle me Ferno” emerges and Jeff finds out a tree grows in his hotel room.

Work hard. Party hard. Sure. But when you DJ, the party’s where you are – the Vinyl Destination (boom)!

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DJ Jazzy Jeff x Dayne Jordan – “Harder”

To the artists on the grind (and those who love them): In this life, things won’t always go the way you want ’em to go; but if you quit, they will go NOWHERE. You’ve got to hang in there and keep going if you ever hope to have a chance of getting there. Truth. To affirm this truth, and encourage, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Dayne Jordan drop a previously unreleased gem on the matter – “Harder.”

A treat we did and never put out…
DJ Jazzy Jeff

Good word right on time. Feel that.

DJ JAZZY JEFF X DAYNE JORDAN – HARDER

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Dayne Jordan – “Fellow” (Produced By DJ Jazzy Jeff) [Video]

Oh yessir! “Fellow” is the new dopeness. From the track (produced by The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff)… to the lyricism… all the way to this visual that starts with Dayne Jordan making his younger self promise to leave home and travel the world at the first opportunity.

We got the audio linked up below for you, too (via earlier post). You’re welcome!

DAYNE JORDAN – FELLOW (PRODUCED BY DJ JAZZY JEFF)

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 24 “Do Over – NZ” On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

DJ Jazzy Jeff spins at one of his favorite events, The Do Over in Auckland, New Zealand, in this episode of Vinyl Destination. After a great party at the Do Over, the following day, the guys catch a ferry to Waiheke Island for a day out with the folks from Serato. While on the island, Cristopher and DJ Ferno air a disclaimer that potentially could have made for great TV. After some well deserved time off, the guys get back into the swing of things by making their way to Vietnam and no luggage.

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