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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” was the first hip-hop double album

“He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper,” (released on March 29, 1988) the second album by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince‘s contained 85 minutes of music, forcing it to be put on two vinyl records. In order to fit onto a 72-minute CD, seven songs; “Nightmare on My Street”, “As We Go”, “D.J. on the Wheels,” “He’s the D.J., I’m the Rapper,” “Hip Hop Dancer’s Theme,” “Jazzy’s in the House” and “Human Video Game” were edited and “Another Special Announcement” was removed entirely. The album was produced by Pete Harris, The Fresh Prince, DJ Jazzy Jeff, released by Jive/RCA and recorded in London.

“He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” was certified triple platinum on February 1, 1995. The album won DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince their first American Music Award for Favorite Rap Album and it earned them their first ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance (‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’).

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper” was the first hip-hop double album

“He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” Side A track listing

  1. “A Nightmare on My Street” (SIDE A)
  2. “Here We Go Again” (SIDE A)
  3. “Brand New Funk” (SIDE A)
  4. “Time to Chill” (SIDE A)
  5. “Charlie Mack (First Out of the Limo)” (SIDE A)
  6. “As We Go” (SIDE B)
  7. “Parents Just Don’t Understand” (SIDE B)
  8. “Pump Up the Bass” (SIDE B)
  9. “Let’s Get Busy, Baby” (SIDE B)
  10. “Another Special Announcement” (SIDE B)
  11. “Live at Union Square (November 1986)” (SIDE C)
  12. “D.J. on the Wheels” (SIDE C)
  13. “My Buddy” (SIDE C)
  14. “Rhythm Trax-House Party Style”(SIDE C)
  15. “He’s the D.J., I’m the Rapper” (SIDE D)
  16. “Hip Hop Dancer’s Theme” (SIDE D)
  17. “Jazzy’s in the House” (SIDE D)
  18. “Human Video Game” (SIDE D)