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.

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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