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DJ Jazzy Jeff to spin the decks @ HALO

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith. Photo:- Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith. Photo:- Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

HE IS best known for hip hop anthem 'Boom! Shake the Room' and with Will Smith for THAT theme song, to the much loved 1990s US comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but Jazzy Jeff is also a hip hop pioneer and icon.

Jazzy Jeff initially found fame with Will Smith in the Grammy-winning duo, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince through songs such as 'Boom! Shake the Room,' 'Summertime', and 'Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble'. They followed this with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, with Jazzy playing a recurring character who constantly found himself being physically ejected from the Banks' house.

Jazz went on be a successful producer, actor, and comedian, even mentoring future stars like Eminem and The Roots. He is also regarded as one of the pioneers of the DJing technique of 'transformer scratching'.

Jazzy Jeff comes to Galway to play HALO nightclub this Saturday as part of its ICONS at HALO series, which previously featured performances by Maxi Jazz (Faithless ) and Mike Skinner (The Streets ). Tickets are available on Eventbrite and Biteclub, Abbeygate Street. See also HALO on Facebook.

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