And in This Corner...

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And in This Corner…
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Studio album by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Released October 31, 1989
Genre Old-school hip hop,
Length 56:40
Label Jive/RCA
Producer DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Fresh Prince
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince chronology
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
(1988)He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper1988
And in This Corner…
Singles from And in This Corner...
  1. "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Jazzy's Grove"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[3]

And in This Corner… is the third studio album released by MC/DJ duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album was released in October 1989, reaching #39 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The album was not released on Compact Disc in the UK. However, it was available on this format in most of Europe.

For the album, the duo took influence from jazz and funk alongside their typical repertoire. They utilized trumpets, saxes, and flutes. Lyrical concepts are fully developed, and set between the comical and crowd concepts. Upon its release, the album was a commercial success as it sold over half a million copies, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. However, compared to the duo's previous work, the album was considered a letdown, only selling half as many copies.[4]

Nevertheless, the album received two Grammy Awards nominations including Best Rap Performance for their first single "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" in 1990 (which lost to Young MC's "Bust a Move") and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the album itself in 1991 (which lost to Quincy Jones, Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel & Quincy Jones III's "Back on the Block").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Then She Bit Me" - 3:35
  2. "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" - 4:49
  3. "Jazzy's Groove" - 3:43
  4. "Everything That Glitters (Ain't Always Gold)" - 4:17
  5. "You Got It (Donut)" - 4:56
  6. "The Girlie Had A Mustache" - 4:32
  7. "The Reverend" - 4:31
  8. "Who Stole My Car?" - 4:57
  9. "The Men of Your Dreams" - 4:52
  10. "Numero Uno" - 4:08
  11. "Too Damn Hype" - 5:41
  12. "Jeff Waz on the Beat Box" - 5:42


Jazzy's Groove

Jeff Waz on the Beatbox

The Girlie Had a Mustache

The Reverend

Too Damn Hype

Who Stole My Car?

You Got It (Donut)

Numero Uno

The Men of Your Dreams

  • "Change the Beat (Female Version)" by Fab 5 Freddy feat. Beeside


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 19
U.S. Billboard 200 39
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 19


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Ron Wynn (1989-10-31). "And in This Corner... - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  2. ^ "CG: dj jazzy jeff". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  3. ^ "DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Princ - And In This Corner CD Album". 1989-10-31. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  4. ^ "And In This Corner...". Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – And in This Corner". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH