Mick Boogie and DJ Jazzy Jeff have made a summer mixtape that you can download here. Any summer mix that starts off with “Summer Breeze” by The Isley Brothers and includes jams from The Gap Band, De La Soul, Steve Winwood, Slick Rick, Jill Scott, Grand Puba, The Blackbyrds, Q-Tip, Stevie Wonder and PM Dawn’s “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss” is alright by us. This tape is right on time for your backyard BBQ or late night party. If you’re so moved by this summer mix, pick up the first volume of the Summer Mixtape series that they released last summer here. Don’t forget that DJ Jazzy Jeff will be part of the Philly 4th of July Jam with The Roots, Michael McDonald, Earth, Wind & Fire and others this Monday night on the Parkway at the Art Museum in Philly.
DJ Jazzy Jeff
It’s officially the first day of summer. We couldn’t let it pass without getting a blast of this classic Philly jam from DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.
On Sunday, July 3rd as part the of the Roots 4th of July Jam, Questlove is hosting an all-star evening of hip-hop called “Philadelphia Sound Konnosseurs” at Club Voyeur. DJ’s spinning that night include Diplo, New York’s DJ Spinna and J Rocc. DJ Jazzy Jeff and Questlove will also be performing together “where the wheels of steel meet drumbreaks of funk.” Go here for ticket information. Also on that night, The Roots Present Work Drugs at Johnny Brenda’s as part of their 4th of July Jam weekend celebration.
This morning Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced the lineup for this year’s 4th of July free concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. We can now forgive the City for the past musical 4th of July sins of having to sit through performances by The Goo Goo Dolls, Sheryl Crow, and The Beach Boys. This year The Roots are headlining the concert with performances from Earth Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Sara Barielles, Estelle, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
File under: We wish we would have been there department. Mayor Nutter breaks out “Rapper’s Delight” with DJ Jazzy Jeff at the opening of a Mitchell & Ness store. Where are The Roots when you need ‘em? Thanks to Picture Philly for the tip on this. For deeper details on the event go to Philly Chit Chat