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Fresh Prince + Jazzy Jeff Celebrate Hip Hop 50 Years

Setting up the final performance during Sunday’s Grammy 50th Hip Hop Salute (12.10,) Questlove said:

“In a year and a night full of hip-hop moments, this is a big one.” “I grew up idolizing these two from my hometown of Illadelpho. They were the first artist to ever receive a Grammy award for hip-hop. Back then, they weren’t invited to perform or accept their award on camera, which led to the hip-hop community sitting things out that year. But thankfully, a year later, their hip-hop invitation did show up and they did become the first hip-hop group to ever perform at the Grammy Awards. And tonight, as a fan, as a friend, from way back in Philly, let’s welcome to the Grammy stage, the incomparable, the amazing, the legendary, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince!”

Closing out the 50th Anniversary celebration, Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff performed “Brand New Funk,” “Gettin Jiggy With It,” “Miami,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song, and “Summertime.”

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Author: Al Denté

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