|Real Name/Full Name||Jeffrey Allen Townes|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||DJ Jazzy Jeff|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||22 January 1965|
|Age/How Old:||56 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 177 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Not Known
Mother – Not Known
|School:||John Batram High School|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Lynette Jackson (m. 2010)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Cory Townes, Amir Mitchell Townes|
|Profession:||Actor, disc jockey, turntablist, Hip-hop and R&B artist, comic, singer, songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2021|
Jeffrey Allen Townes, fondly known as “DJ Jazzy Jeff” is an American singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer and a comic, most famous for being a part of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, a hip-hop collective, with Will Smith.
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Biography and Early Life
On January 22, 1965, Jeffrey Townes was born in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Not much is known of his parents and siblings.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is DJ Jazzy Jeff in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2021 having been born on 22 January 1965. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.
Jeff graduated from the John Batram High School in Philadelphia and was one of the brightest students there.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
On July 31, 2010, Jazzy Jeff married model Lynette C. Jackson in the city of Jamaica. He has two sons, Cory Townes, who is a journalist and Amir Mitchell-Townes, who is an actor. Amir’s mother is Kim Mitchell, who Jeff had briefly dated before the couple had a bitter fall-out.
Is DJ Jazzy Jeff Gay?
No, DJ Jazzy Jeff is not a lesbian/gay celebrity. He is a cisgender, straight and heterosexual male personality.
Townes developed an inclination towards disc jockeying right when he was ten years old. He had always been fascinated by the DJ and used to follow them at block parties.
One of the earliest records that he featured in was Street Artz Records’ songs “The Saga of Roxanne” and “Bust the Move”. He then went to collaborate with Will Smith and form “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince”, and made some of the most selling albums during the 1980s and the 1990s. One of those songs was “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, which won them their first ever Grammy Award.
In the year 1989, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, the hip-hop duo which Jeff is a part of won the first Grammy Award in Best Rap Performance category, for their single titled “Parents Just Don’t Understand” from the album “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper”. It was one of the two songs to win a Grammy in the Best Rap Performance category before it got discontinued in the year 1991. The song also fetched itself the twelfth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and the 96th spot on VH1’s list of the “Hundread Greatest Songs of Hip Hop”.
Their lead single, “Summertime” from their allbum titled “Homebase” won them another Grammy Award in the “ Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” category in the year 1992. In addition to this, it also peaked the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart straight for a week and finished fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.Summertime was also the collective’s first ever single to be in the top ten positions of the UK Singles Chart, peaking at the eighth spot.
Will and Jeff soon after churning many popular songs, some of which are “Before The Willennium”, “And in This Corner”, “Homebase”, etc., parted ways professionally, post which Jeff continue to put out solo and collaborative hits such as “The Magnificent”, “Hip-Hop Forever”, “Hous of Tribes”, “What Happens in Vegas”, “Shorti Bomb”, “Girl of My Life”, “Stay This Way -Remix ”, etc.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of DJ Jazzy Jeff in 2021
As of 2021, Jazzy Jeff has an estimated net worth of $6 million, most of which has been earned by him through his record deals and live performance, both solo and as a part of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, a hip-hop duo, with Will Smith. He has also made a significant amount of money through his sponsored brand collaborations and his production company, called “A Touch of Jazz”.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Jazzy Jeff owns a production company called “A Touch of Jazz”.
- Some of the artists that Jeff helped starting out are Eric Roberson, Darius Rucker, Talib Kwell, Musiq Soulchild, etc.
- He has two Grammy Awards in his kitty.
- He has also featured in multiple seasons of the sitcom titled “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, where he played the character of “Jazz”, the lead’s closest friend.
DJ Jazzy Jeff is a disc jockey, actor, singer, songwriter, record producer and a comic hailing from America who is known for bringing out the biggest hip hop hits and albums in the late 1980s and 1990s, some of which are “Summertime”, “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, “So Fresh”, “Freakin’ It”, etc.