|Studio album by|
|Released||July 23, 1991|
|Recorded||May 1990–April 1991|
(New York City, New York)
Warehouse/J.E.M Recording Studios
|Genre||Hip hop, R&B|
|Producer||DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hula & K. Fingers, Will Smith|
|DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince chronology|
|Singles from Homebase|
Homebase is the fourth studio album released by hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album was released on July 23, 1991, reaching #12 on the Billboard 200 charts and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart. It received generally favorable reviews from critics. The album was certified Platinum and won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album in 1992.
The second track on the album, "Summertime", earned the duo a second Grammy Award for Best Single in early 1992. Will Smith admitted that he tried to make his voice sound deeper than usual for this album, as many fans enjoyed the track "Then She Bit Me" from the duo's previous album, And in This Corner..., which was sung in this style. "You Saw My Blinker" is one of only two instances in which Smith uses obscenities in his music. However, the song reached #20 Billboard Hot 100 and #22 Hot R&B/Hip Hop singles. Four singles were released from the album: "Summertime", "The Things That U Do", "Ring My Bell" and "You Saw My Blinker".
|1.||"I'm All That"||Will Smith; Jeffrey A. Townes; Rick James||3:43|
|2.||"Summertime"||Will Smith; Jeffrey A. Townes; Robert Bell; Ronald Bell; George Brown; Robert Mickens; Lamar Hula Mahone; Craig Simpkins; Charles Smith; Alton Taylor; Dennis Thomas; Richard Westfield||4:30|
|3.||"Things That U Do"||Will Smith; Jeffrey A. Townes; Craig King||4:56|
|4.||"This Boy Is Smooth"||4:58|
|5.||"Ring My Bell"||Will Smith; Jeffrey A. Townes; Frederick Knight||4:44|
|6.||"A Dog Is a Dog"||4:29|
|7.||"Caught in the Middle (Love & Life)"||Will Smith; Jeffrey A. Townes; Craig King||4:21|
|8.||"Trapped on the Dance Floor"||5:19|
|9.||"Who Stole the D.J."||4:50|
|10.||"You Saw My Blinker"||4:14|
|12.||"Summertime (Reprise)"||Will Smith; Jeffrey A. Townes; Robert Bell; Ronald Bell; George Brown; Robert Mickens; Lamar Hula Mahone; Craig Simpkins; Charles Smith; Alton Taylor; Dennis Thomas; Richard Westfield||2:05|
A Dog Is a Dog
Caught in the Middle (Love & Life)
- "Good to Me" by Otis Redding
I'm All That
Ring My Bell
- "Summer Madness" by Kool & the Gang
The Things That U Do
- "I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To" by The Soul Children
Trapped on the Dance Floor
- "Get Off Your Ass and Jam" by Funkadelic
- "Trapped" by Colonel Abrams
- "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose (Remix)" by James Brown
You Saw My Blinker
Who Stole the D.J.
|Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs|
|Ring My Bell||20||22|
|1992||The Things That U Do||—||43|
|Canadian Albums Chart||33|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||43|
|UK Albums Chart||69|
|US Billboard 200||12|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||5|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Allmusic review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Rolling Stone review
- Q review
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