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Happy Birthday Jeff! The Hip-Hop & Rnb Icon Turns 48

January 22, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

The highly talented DJ, ‘turntablist’, producer and actor Jeffrey Allen Townes celebrates his birthday today, but of course he’s better known to you music and television lovers as DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Having been introduced to the rap and music world in the duo that consisted of himself and the Fresh Prince (Will Smith), Jeff has had a career spanning nearly 30 years to date, giving him numerous opportunities to work with the likes of hip-hop favourites Little Brother, The Roots, Slum Village, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, plus Will’s solo career.

Jeff has also released his own studio albums as well as being featured on the work of others.

Whether it’s showcasing his scratching skills or his talents as a producer, Jeff is definitely one of hip-hop and rnb’s icons of today.

Here he is with Erro on ‘Rock With You’. Happy birthday Jeff!

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