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Reunited and It Feels So Good: The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff are Back! Plus Other Reunions We'd Like to See
Will Smith, aka the Fresh Prince, teased a reunion tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff back in 2015 and now it seems there may be a glimmer of hope that the tour might actually come to fruition. On his Facebook page, Will Smith shared a video announcing the return of the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff to the stage at two festivals this summer overseas.
The duo spurred hits such as “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble”, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” and “Summertime” in the 80’s and early 90’s. The pair won the first ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 1989 and would go on to win again in 1992. Jeffrey Townes (Jazzy Jeff) and Smith would go on to star side by side in the NBC hit comedy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which ran for six seasons ending in 1996. Since then Smith went on to release music as a solo rapper and star in blockbuster movies.
This reunion tour, if it were to happen, will be unique in the sense that the pair never actually toured together during the height of their popularity. Here's hoping the DJ and the rapper don't stop after these two dates and hit up a few cities in North America!
While on the topic of reunions there are a few tours that fans around the globe would love to see:
No Doubt – Gwen Stefani has found new popularity, and love, on the set of NBC’s hit TV singing competition, The Voice and now may be as good a time as any for her to reunite with the band that launched her career in the 90s. But in 2016 the band, sans Stefani, started a second band (a “side project” as she referred to it on Jimmy Kimmel) with AFI’s Davey Havok called DREAMCAR. DREAMCAR released their first song “Kill for Candy” in March of this year, performed at Coachella and their self-titled album will be available on May 12th but if you ask them, this is not a replacement of No Doubt. Maybe once DREAMCAR tours as themselves, Stefani can link back up with them and reform No Doubt.
Oasis – Today probably isn’t going to be the day, but fans would love to see Oasis back on stage together. The band split up in 2009. They did release a documentary, Supersonic in 2016 however as of now that seems to be the closest thing we’re going to get. Though last year Liam Gallagher was quoted as saying “I don’t think we should have ever split up in the first place” he and his brother, Noel have quite a few bridges to mend before Oasis will be on stage together.
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Written by Kristen
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