DJ Jazzy Jeff And Mick Boogie Celebrate Summer Classics

by Paul Cantor

Even though June 21st is the first official day of Summer in North America, for many it isn’t until July 4th weekend when folks say hello to two months of warm weather, backyard barbecues and good times. With that in mind, DJ Mick Boogie paired with DJ Jazzy Jeff for the second installment of their Summertime series of mixtapes. The project, Summertime 2, was released online on Friday (July 1st), just in time for the holiday weekend.

“Obviously, Will [Smith] and I had a big record that has stood the test of time with ‘Summertime,’ Jeff told RapFix, of the 1991 smash he had as a member of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. “And every year, when the weather gets nice, people always come up to me and ask for that song. So we thought we would do them one better and give them this entire mix that evokes that same feeling.”

According to Boogie, last year’s Summertime: The Mixtape, received hundreds of thousands of downloads. He anticipates the latest volume to be equally well-received.

“Jeff and I always talked about doing a tape together, and we simply love good music,” Boogie said. “When we realized how great a complete Summertime mix would sound, we got to work and made it happen.”

The pairing of DJs couldn’t be a better match, as Boogie’s favorite summer song is actually one of Jeff’s. “It has to be ‘Summertime’,” he said. “[But] if I had to choose outside of the fam, I’d say maybe De La Soul’s ‘Breakadawn’.”

Jeff on the other hand, keeps it more old school. Sly Stone’s “Hot Fun In The Summertime” is his favorite.

Check to see our early contenders of 2011’s song of the summer.

Mick Boogie & DJ Jazzy Jeff Summertime 2 Tracklist:
1) Intro: Summer Breeze
2) Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince: Summertime
3) Smif–n-Wessun: Bucktown
4) Jagged Edge: Where The Party At?
5) R. Kelly: Summer Bunnies
6) Gap Band: Outstanding
7) Steve Winwood: Higher Love
8) Redman & Method Man: Da Rockwilder
9) De La Soul: Buddy
10) Slick Rick: The Show
11) Jill Scott: Golden
12) Mos Def: Brown Sugar
13) Norman Connor: Invitation
14) Grand Puba: I Like It
15) DeBarge: I Like It
16) EPMD: Never Seen Before
17) Le Pamplemousse: Gimme What You Got
18) Alkaholiks: Daamn (Mick’s In My Bed Blend)
19) Q-Tip: Let’s Ride
20) PM Dawn: Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
21) Spandau Ballet: True
22) Talib Kweli: Hot Thing
23) Stevie Wonder: My Cheri Amour (Jeff’s Sucker Blend)
24) Common: I Want You
25) Musiq: For The Night
26) Jocelyn Brown: Somebody Else’s Guy
27) One Way: Cutie Pie
28) Method Man: Release Yo’ Delf
29) James Brown: The Grunt
30) Public Enemy: Night Of The Living Baseheads
31) Main Source & Donald Byrd: Lookin’ At The Front Door (Jeff’s Twice Edit)
32) Koffee Brown: After Party
33) Stevie Wonder: Love Light In Flight
34) Tom Browne: Funkin’ For Jamaica
35) Stan Getz: Saudade Vem Correndo
36) Pharcyde: Runnin’
37) Bahamadia: Uknowhowwedo
38) Big Daddy Kane: Smooth Operator
39) Mary Jane Girls: All Night Long
40) LL Cool J: Around The Way Girl
41) De La Soul: 4 More
42) The Turtles: I’m Chief Kamanawanalea
43) The Blackbyrds: Rock Creek Park
44) Pete Rock: Take Your Time
45) Slum Village: Fall In Love
46) Suite For Ma Dukes: Fall In Love