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
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  1. With this album, the deejay only adds to his rep and further solidifies his place amongst Hip-Hop's elite producers and turntablists.
  2. 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.
  3. These sublimely fluid grooves have heart. [16 Aug 2002, p.72]
  4. 80
    Recalls the early '90s work of A Tribe Called Quest. [Sep 2002, p.244]
  5. 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]
  6. 'The Magnificent' largely sidelines Jeff's considerable turntablist skills preferring to showcase the talents of his A Touch Of Jazz production company.
  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
    It is damn good! Make a another one JJ
  2. NickJ.
    Sep 4, 2002
    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