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.
Led Zeppelin – The stage was set in 2007. Led Zeppelin had rehearsed for months, they were playing one night at the O2 Arena in London, but surely there were to be more, right? WRONG! Months were spent rehearsing for what turned out to be a one-night-only reunion of one of the biggest bands in rock history. Since then fans have been wondering what could have been. Now with the 50th anniversary of the band on the horizon, new found rumors of reunion performances have started. Robert Plant’s website simply says “Any time now…” but what does it mean??
‘N Sync – Well this one goes without saying in the world of pop culture. Justin, Chris, Joey, Lance and JC have “reunited” a few times for out of the spotlight, we’re still friends who hang out reasons. But the only “performance” they have given us in the 15 years since they went on a “hiatus” was the 90 seconds of bliss during Justin’s acceptance of the MTV Video Vanguard Award in 2013. With New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys consistently releasing new music and touring, it has been hard for an ‘N sync fan to cling to group photos at birthday parties. The group is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, could they do us all a favor and sing a little acapella as their acceptance speech?
Written by Kristen
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