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Hip Hop Approved TV: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirBy DJ YRS Jerzy
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

One of the main reasons for even putting together this Hip Hop Approved TV list was for this show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” What other show can air reruns every day for seventeen years and never get old? “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is one of those timeless shows even though the dialogue is very 90s.

Before Quincy Jones pitched this show to the networks, Will Smith was still going by his rap name, The Fresh Prince, referenced in the title. Alongside his best friend and later co-star, Will Smith was one half of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. Many of the biggest names in entertainment made cameos on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

There are literally too many people to count who showed up on “The Fresh Prince…,” but among them Stacey Dash and Pam Grier. On the show, the world watched “Little Ashley,” best-known as Tatyana Ali grow up, got sneak peeks at Queen Latifah and Kim Fields, along with Chris Rock and D. L. Hughley on the show. But, the jokes from Geoffrey and Alfonso Ribeiro’s Carlton stole the show.

Decades after the initial run, people still carry on the Aunt Viv debate, with Janet Hubert (the original) admitting she no longer had anything against Will Smith. Regardless of the on screen drama, this is one of the best television shows to come out. Back on May 20, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reached its seventeenth anniversary of its final episode. All in all, this show is legendary and it comes on at least five times every day, check the local listings.

Watch clips from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” below:

Queen Latifah on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

Kim Fields on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

Pam Grier on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

Stacey Dash on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

The Carlton Dance WITH Tom Jones on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

D. L. Hughley on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

Jazz meets the new Aunt Viv on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Uncle Phil throws Jazz out for the first time on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”