||Magnificent CD (2002)
Chef CD discography Rap fans that only associate Jazzy Jeff with the image of him getting tossed out of the house by Uncle Phil need to wake up. On his excellent and aptly titled debut release, 2002's THE MAGNIFICENT, DJ Jazzy Jeff brought his production and scratch talents to a new generation of hip-hop listeners. With the sequel, THE RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT EP, Jeff continues to do his thing, proving himself every bit as skilled behind the boards as a 9th Wonder or a Pete Rock or any one of his purist super-producer contemporaries. Short but sweet with just five cuts, THE RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT sees Jeff collaborating with Rhymefest, Little Brother, CL Smooth, and Neo-Jazz vocalist Raheem DeVaughn.
'The Magnificent' is the long awaited debut solo album from legendary turntablist & producer DJ Jazzy Jeff. Having worked behind the scenes on a number of projects over the years, DJ Jazzy Jeff is now stepping out of the shadows of his production company; A Touch of Jazz to bring you a ground breaking new album reflecting the rich musical heritage of Philadelphia. 'The Magnificent' features guest appearances from Jill Scott, Shaun Stockman from Boyz II Men, Freddie Foxxx, J-Live, The Last Emperor & ?uestlove from the Roots as well as showcasing the many talented artists at A Touch Of Jazz. It is an album that takes you on a musical journey through all genres of urban music, from old skool hip hop, smooth R'n'B & rap through to soulful spoken word & deep house. K7. 2002.
Recording information: A Touch Of Jazz Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Pulse Stuidios, Staten Island, NY.
Photographer: Mike Diver.
Personnel: DJ Jazzy Jeff; Jill Scott, V, Pauly Yamz, Baby Blak, Chef, Shawn Stockman, J-Live, Odyssey, Eric Roberson, Freddie Foxxx, Raheim. Flo Brown, The Last Emperor, Cy Young.
Personnel: DJ Jazzy Jeff (scratches); Ben Kenney (guitar); Igor Szwec, Emma Kummrow (violin); Alexandra Leem (viola); Pete Kuzma (organ, keyboards, vibraphone); Patrick Sean McLain (keyboards); Luisito Quintero (congas); DJ Babu, DJ Revolution, Excel, Satone, Jay Ski, Q-Bert (scratches); Eric Roberson, Valvin Roane, Jeff Townes, Raheem DeVaughn, Shawn Stockman (background vocals).
||Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics CD (1999)
MR. HANKEY'S SOUTH PARK CHRISTMAS ALBUM features the voices of Kyle, Stan, Cartman, Kenny, Chef, Mr. Hankey, Satan, Mr. Garrison and others from the cast of South Park.
At the close of the 20th century, the only thing lacking was a holiday album that managed to both subvert the normally solemn holiday spirit and insult people of every stripe imaginable. In response to what they felt was an obvious need, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone created MR. HANKEY'S CHRISTMAS CLASSICS, a collection of songs that forevermore turned the holiday season on its head.
The album's namesake, Mr. Hankey, is a mythical piece of holiday poo. This album redefines poor taste, whether it's Eric Cartman turning "O Holy Night" into an anthem of materialism or Adolf Hitler singing "O Tanenbaum." Among the highlights (lowlights?) are Mr. Garrison's Vince Guaraldi-inspired carol of intolerance, "Merry F**king Christmas" and how the Broflofskis, Cartman, and Stan turn "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel" into an intricate choral round. By far the most clever and ...