Flashback Friday: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and Beyonce

This Friday, we’re doubling up.

Double albums have long been a staple of hip-hop and R&B. Some have gone on to become classics. Others … not so much.

Let’s take a look at two double albums that really made a mark.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper (1988)

Here’s one for you hip-hop trivia buffs: DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince’s sophomore album is considered rap’s first double able. You can’t say Soul In Stereo isn’t educational! The duo’s second album was certainly celebrated as a win, creating several high-profile singles that still define both their careers today.

Also check out:

“A Nightmare on My Street”

“Parents Just Don’t Understand”


Beyonce, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008)

It was only a matter of time before Bey dropped her own dual disc effort – seemingly a requirement for every artist looking to achieve legend status. As an overall project, I Am… Sasha Fierce was … OK, not nearly as cohesive as later outings. But what makes this one so memorable is that it’s a hotbed of incredible singles. Several of Bey’s breakout hits reside here, making it a key component of her discography.

Also check out:

“Sweet Dreams”


Read our review of I Am… Sasha Fierce here

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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