DJ Jazzy Jeff is the famous stage name of Jeffrey Allen Townes is an American based record producer, actor, DJ, as well as comedian, who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. He is best known for his alliance as well as collaboration made with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
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Biography & Wiki:
DJ Jazzy Jeff was born in year 1965 inside Philadelphia, located in Pennsylvania. Formerly, he has developed fame as well as a following being a school and block party DJ. He has completed graduation from John Bartram High School within Philadelphia during year 1982.
He has lived in Wilmington, located in Delaware since 2004.
DJ Jazzy Jeff started off his career by being member of a duo named DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince with Will Smith.
During this time, he has accepted the stage name -DJ Jazzy Jeff. The group has attained initial Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance during year 1989 intended for “Parents Just Don’t Understand”.
When Smith split into television through the sitcom entitled The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, he has performed as recurrent character Jazz, known as best friend of Smith on the show. During early seasons, these two personas always hailed one another by their moniker greeting.
One among the initial records, he appeared on ever was along The Korner Boyz (Street Artz Records) “Bust The Move and The Soga of Roxanne”, and that has presented famous Philadelphia rapper named MC Parry P as well as Grand Tone
After the duo split, Townes worked to be a notable R&B, soul, as well as neo soul record producer, founding the A Touch of Jazz production firm in Philadelphia. Amongst the artists which he has assisted to progress are Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Roberson, The Roots, Eminem, Darius Rucker, Jewel, Floetry, Talib Kweli, Rhymefest, and many more.
In year 2009, he has created a mixtape entitled He’s the King…I’m the DJ in honour of a late performer named Michael Jackson.
During year 2013, he also performed along with Will Smith on Graham Norton Show. In the same year, he has issued Vinyl Destination, known as a web series recording his over hundred DJ shows from different parts of the world.
Awards & Achievements:
DJ Jazzy Jeff’s achievement is being one half of a duo named DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince with Will Smith.
This group has been bestowed with the first Grammy Award in category of Best Rap Performance during year 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, however their greatest successful single i.e. “Summertime” facilitated the group earn its second Grammy as well as ranked at 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Being a duo, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince had many gold and platinum-selling albums as well as singles during late 1980s and also during early 1990s. It earned them the initial rap Grammy Award depicted in year 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”
The group too won a second Grammy for “Summertime”.
Net Worth of DJ Jazzy Jeff:
DJ Jazzy Jeff has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. He makes most of his income with his career as a hip-hop and R&B disc jockey, a record producer, actor and turntablist.
It is known that DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince has sold millions of records as well as turned as the initial rap act to get a Grammy.
He earned excellent by beginning a musical production company named A Touch of Jazz, and he too produced pop and rap based recordings and even music for film and television. This record producer too designed the initial mixer made precisely for DJ’s who scratch records, i.e. the Gemini 2200.
Working in a duo named DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince offered DJ Jazzy Jeff major acclaim in his career. This is because the opportunity facilitated him to earn excellently as well develop his inner skills which were previously unknown to him.
He is still engaged in producing as well as working by a partnership with Dreamworks.