The DJ and producer on Jay-Zs new album, the Philadelphia 76ers and also the great taste of blue crab
Born in West Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Jeff continues to be spinning records since he was 10. The abilities he coded in his familys basement soon grew to become the foundation for hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Shaun & the new Prince. In addition to winning DMC Championship and American Music awards, he was the very first hip-hop artist (along with Will Cruz) to win the very first best rap performance Grammy for Parents Just Dont Understand (1988). The particular groups second Grammy was earned for Summertime, peaking at No 4 around the Billboard Hot 100. Since that time, his work has featured in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Strange Days (1995) and Jersey Girl (2004). Will Cruz and DJ Jazzy Shaun can make their first United kingdom live show at Livewire festival on 27 August.