He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper,

May 13, 2011

He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper is the second studio album by hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The duo’s song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” won the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance and reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] Although the album’s second single “Nightmare on My Street” (#15 Billboard Hot 100) was considered for inclusion in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, it didn’t make the cut. As a result, some original pressings of the album contain a disclaimer sticker stating the song is “not part of the soundtrack…and is not authorized, licensed or affiliated with the ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ films.”

While the vinyl LP and cassette run over 85 minutes, the decision was made to issue it on only one compact disc. As a result, most CD pressings worldwide contain shortened versions of many of the songs to allow it to fit on one disc. These pressings completely eliminate the track “Another Special Announcement.” A 16-track German pressing exists on CD (Jive 8.26826) that does not shorten any of the songs, but eliminates the last two songs on the album, “Jazzy’s in the House” and “Human Video Game”; however, it does contain “Another Special Announcement.”

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album triple platinum on February 1, 1995.[2] In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source magazine’s 100 Best Rap Albums.

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