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Wed, 02.22.1989

The First Rap Category Grammy Award is Given

DJ JazzyJeff and Fresh Prince

*On this date in 1989, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won the first Rap Grammy Award.

This honor was for the hit single “Parents Just Don't Understand, conceived by Clarence Holmes.” DJ Jazzy Jeff was Jeffrey Townes, the Fresh Prince was Willard Smith, and Ready Rock C was Clarence Holmes.

They formed in 1986, with Jazzy Jeff providing the record mix, Fresh Prince providing rap, and Ready Rock C providing lyrics.

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