If you ever needed a reminder of who Jazzy Jeff is, a glance at his track listing will jog your memory fairly quickly. This effort proves no different, with a significant portion of the songs being blessed by A-Listers and hip-hop icons. Not only is this representative of his time in the game, but it also highlights his networking abilities. Respected and seasoned, Jazzy Jeff embodies the Return of the Magnificent title without question.
Funky drums and expertly blended content gets you feeling good right off the bat, with no hurdles until well into the CD. Eventually coming across as slightly clichÃ© (backpacker), Jeff isnâ€™t concerned with the hate. Instead, the music is the focus and rightfully so. Noteworthy tunes come from Kardinal Offishall, Jean Grae and the legendary CL Smooth. One of the nicest tracks on the LP is blessed by Raheem DeVaughn, where soulful croons are sprinkled with guitar riffs and banging drums to seamlessly blend 30 years of music into a smooth package.
Whether breaking his hip being thrown out of the mansion or touring Asia with Serato, Jeff has been rocking parties since you first tuned into BET. In the words of another wax rat. Get familiar.
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