lyrics summertime dj jazzy jeff

lyrics summertime dj jazzy jeff

“Summertime”

[Chorus:]
Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

[The Fresh Prince:]
Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it’s cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
Give me a soft subtle mix
And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime

[Chorus]

[The Fresh Prince:]
School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
A back then I didn’t really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best
Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
Or in your Nissan stting on lorenzos
Back in Philly we be ou in the park
A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beeping at
It’s like the summers a natural afradesiac
And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time

[Chorus]

[The Fresh Prince:]
It’s late in the day and I ain’t been on the court yet
Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
The temperature’s about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
Cause you’re invited to a barbeque that’s starting at 4
Sitting with your friends cause y’all remincise
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
And as I think back makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
All the kids playing out front
Little boys messin round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the DJ’s spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family reunion
Then six o’clock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
It’s time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin and maxin
Chillin in the car they spent all day waxin
Leanin to the side but you can’t spead through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the Fresh Prince’s new defintion of summer madness

[Chorus]

Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince song)

Summertime” is a tune by American hip-jump couple DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. It was delivered in May 1991 as the lead single from their fourth studio collection, Homebase. The tune was created by Chicago-based makers Hula and K. Fingers, and it won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 1992 Grammy Awards. It went through seven days at number #1 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, just as arriving at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (their most elevated diagramming single on the last mentioned). It additionally turned into the couple’s first single to enter the main ten of the UK Singles Chart, topping at #8. The tune is written in G minor.

The tune’s instrumentation tests “Summer Madness” by Kool and the Gang, especially the rising F# octaves played on an ARP 2600 synthesizer.

Steve Huey from AllMusic said that “Mid year” “was a warm, blustery memory about experiencing childhood in Philadelphia and going to grills where the entire local area appeared at see and be seen.” He added, “It had every one of the great energies of a regular Fresh Prince number, yet it was plainly a more developed exertion, and that is Homebase in a nutshell.

“Larry Flick from Billboard magazine expressed, “Pop/rap couple gets back with this hot hip-bounce jam that makes certain to rapidly warm up radio wireless transmissions on account of its appealing tune and cunning wordplay.” James Bernard from Entertainment Weekly depicted the melody as “totally uplifting”. People magazine expressed that “the melodic sponsorship is more refined”, portraying it as “a smooth Gershwin by means of Kool and the Gang version”.

Rolling Stone magazine put it at number 9 in its 2013 “Best Summer Songs of All Time”, saying, “Over an out of control laid steady rhythm, a youthful Will Smith does an awesome Rakim impression over an example of Kool and the Gang’s “Late spring Madness” and tosses a sweet tribute to hanging out and cruising all over his local Philly:

“Blaring at the nectar before you with the light eyes/She pivot to perceive what you signaling at/It resembles the late spring’s a characteristic love potion.” It’s as yet hip-jump’s best summer celebration.”

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