The Ultimate Summertime Jam: Watch Bri Steves salute DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
First things first: Bri Steves, if you didn’t know this already, is awesome.
The up-and-coming MC is a loud and proud Philadelphian, and you’ll often see her rocking the stage in either a Temple or Sixers jersey while she spits verses about the 215. She’s got a dynamic presence and a compelling delivery – pointed and strong, but with plenty of chill to balance the vibe out. Her set opening for Bahamadia at Johnny Brenda’s this spring was impressive, and I’m equally digging this latest throwback to her roots – “Summer’s Mine,” a song where she salutes DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s classic “Summertime” by incorporating it into her own anthem for the season.
The music video for the song, premiered yesterday on The Fader, is equally fun, re-creating many shots from the original video as she rides around town with DJ HVNlee.
“It means a lot to me to pay homage being a female MC in Philly with my DJ,” Steves tells The Fader. “My music is all for women, so it felt natural making a summertime record from our perspective.”
The song and video is so tight it got a shoutout from Mr. Vinyl Destination himself yesterday.
— DJ Jazzy Jeff (@djjazzyjeff215) July 15, 2016
Give the video a watch above, and compare it to the Homebase classic below.