i dream of jenny One of the most famous theme songs of 1960s television. During the 1980s, a famous duo sampled the theme song for one of their most iconic hits. Although the song had some success on the pop charts, one member of the duo did not think they made pop music.
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The 1980s and 1990s were a golden age for pop-rap. Artists like Young MC, Biz Marquee, Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer were never too big during that decade. Interestingly, one member of the duo associated with the term “pop-rap” was not at all comfortable with the label.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince were a pop-rap duo. The Fresh Prince Will Smith was using a stage name. Both sampled the theme song i dream of jenny For her song “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble”. While this may sound like a poppy choice of a sample, Smith was adamant that he and DJ Jazzy Jeff didn’t make pop music.
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“Definitely not pop,” said Smith. rocker. “Wrong words… Our music is definitely 100% geared towards black audiences. The music we make comes from our backgrounds. It’s real, it’s us.”
“It’s not like we sit down like some other people, and say ‘Well we want pop radio to play this.’ Or, ‘We want this kind of person to listen.’ Anyone who accepts us as people will like my music. Or if you like my music, you like me as a person because they are one and the same.”
DJ Jazzy Jeff, on the other hand, felt that both had a “pop” and “comic” style. “We’re having fun, basically,” he said. “We get on stage and we like to have a whole lot of fun. Laugh and joke.”
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Even though DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince were a pop-rap duo, their first single was a pop success. “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” became a minor hit. It reached number 57 on billboard hot 100, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. original album of the song, rock the house, but reached number 83 billboard 200, remaining on the chart for 18 weeks.
“Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” was an even bigger hit in the United Kingdom. official chart company Reports that the track peaked at number 21 in the UK, lasting eight weeks on the chart. rock the house It peaked at number 97 in the UK, remaining on the chart for one week. The title of the song was used as the title of a later episode. medium. The success of the song showed that i dream of jenny He was still influencing pop culture long after it was cancelled.