A DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince music video known as “Nightmare On My Street” actually went lacking for over 30 years solely to resurface on Halloween, in what have to be a calculated act. The Freddy Kruger-inspired video was extracted from the now-outdated He’s the DJ, I am the Rapper. It nonetheless represents an essential stepping stone for the nascent artwork type rap. Hip-hop historians (if you’ll) appeared to have forgotten a music video ever existed. Take a search for your self:
The present Youtube video, uploaded on the 22nd is in danger being taken down by an unknown subsidiary holding its rights, so assist us God.
The checkered historical past the track is effectively documented. “Nightmare On My Street” was alleged to be a single f DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince’s album till New Line Cinema caught wind the state of affairs and demanded the video be wiped from existence attributable to a perceived copyright infringement. The”Freddy Kruger” character was by the way licensed by the corporate.
In an interview with BoomBox, Jazzy Jeff corroborated the murky ending the “Nightmare On My Street” story.
“No one’s ever seen that video; we acquired sued for ‘Nightmare.'” Jeff defined to BoomBox. “Like to this present day, I don’t know… I had a duplicate the video and I had an previous girlfriend that taped cleaning soap operas over it. Will had a duplicate the video and gave it to his dad and his dad misplaced it, however I don’t know anybody who has that video. That video shouldn’t be on-line, that video is… like, it might be twenty folks on this planet that seen that video.”
Enjoy it whereas it lasts, people.