DJ Jazzy Jeff: My GRAMMY Moment

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince: Back before Will Smith was getting 'jiggy' with anything, he and Philadelphia's DJ Jazzy Jeff were putting out timeless bubblegum rap that even parents could understand. Choice Cut: "Summertime"

Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor.

DJ Jazzy Jeff won a GRAMMY for best rap performance (with Will "the Fresh Prince" Smith) for "Parents Just Don't Understand" in 1989.

DJ JAZZY JEFF: “We were excited, hopeful. It was the first year they were including rap, but we were disappointed because they weren't going to televise the category. We ended up boycotting: Us, Salt-N-Pepa, Heavy D and some of the other nominees standing up for the right of hip-hop. We found out we won watching on television. Will and I celebrated, but it was bittersweet… It was surreal to think, 'Yo, I have a GRAMMY. They're going to give me one these that I'm going to sit and stare at all day -- because I can't believe I have one.'”

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