The Magnificent - DJ Jazzy Jeff
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  • Summary: You know him from his days supplying the beats to the Fresh Prince, but DJ Jazzy Jeff has finally stepped into the spotlight with this solo debut. Vocals are supplied by a variety of guests, including Jill Scott, Raheim, ?uestlove and J-Live.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Like the best mixtape, The Magnificent glides from songs that are destined to be underground classics, party tracks, songs to get our swerve on to, and the straight head nodders.
  2. With this album, the deejay only adds to his rep and further solidifies his place amongst Hip-Hop's elite producers and turntablists.
  3. These sublimely fluid grooves have heart. [16 Aug 2002, p.72]
  4. DJ Jazzy Jeff still makes music that matters, which can't be said of his former partner.
  5. 'The Magnificent' largely sidelines Jeff's considerable turntablist skills preferring to showcase the talents of his A Touch Of Jazz production company.
  6. 70
    The album straddles old-school R&B, hip-hop, adeep house and anything else that illuminates Jeff's mad production skills. [Aug 2002, p.79]
  7. 40
    The album's fine pedigree might have worked in a more conservative era. [#9, p.144]

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  1. GregD
    Nov 16, 2002
    10
    It is damn good! Make a another one JJ
  2. NickJ.
    Sep 4, 2002
    9
    It's very rare to find an album that you can put on and listen to from start to finish but this is one of those gems. Jazzy Jeff's It's very rare to find an album that you can put on and listen to from start to finish but this is one of those gems. Jazzy Jeff's production skills are sublime and The Magnificent is an absolute must-have for all fans of the sound of Philadelphia and soul and hip-hop in general. Expand