This Day in Black History: Feb. 22, 1988

This Day in Black History: Feb. 22, 1988

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince nab first rap Grammy for the hit, “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

Published February 22, 2012

On this day in 1988, the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awarded its first-ever Grammy award for Best Rap Performance to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (actor Will Smith) for their smash hit, “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” The other nominees included hip hop trailblazers LL Cool J ("Going Back to Cali"), Salt N Pepa ("Push It"), Kool Moe Dee ("Wild Wild West") and J.J. Fad ("Supersonic”).    

 

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Written by Britt Middleton

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