Cuz It’s Summer: ‘Summertime’ By DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Before he was known by his real name, Will Smith went by the name of The Fresh Prince.

In 1991 he had a summer anthem with his hit “Summetime.”

Smith, though, doesn’t even get top billing in the song though as it’s listed as DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.

If the song, which you can find on Will’s fourth album, “Homebase”, sounds familiar, that’s because it’s samples Kool and The Gang’s “Summer Madness.”

The song was a huge hit on the Billboard charts that summer.

It topped the Rand B and Rap charts and went to #4 on the Hot 100.

More importantly, 26 years later, it’s still one of Smith’s best known songs!

Considering all the career success that Will Smith has had since that summer back in 1991….that’s pretty impressive!

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