Rock the House (album)

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Rock the House
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince - Rock The House.jpg
Studio album by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Released April 7, 1987 (1987-04-07)
Recorded 1986
Length 44:36
Label Jive, RCA
Producer Dana Goodman, Lawrence Goodman (co.)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince chronology
Rock the House
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
(1988)He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Rock the House is the debut album from the hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album was released on April 7, 1987, in the United States, and was subsequently re-issued in 1988 in Europe and the United Kingdom. Three tracks from the album were released as singles: "The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff", "A Touch of Jazz" and "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble". When the album was released on CD in 1988, the rerecorded version of the song, which was released as a single after He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper ran its course, replaced the original 1986 recording. The original version also never appeared on the duo’s greatest-hits album.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble" Will Smith, Jeffrey Townes 5:07
2. "Just One of Those Days" W. Smith, J. Townes 5:43
3. "Rock the House" (Live, NY Union Square) W. Smith, Clarence Holmes 4:21
4. "Taking It to the Top" W. Smith, J. Townes 5:21
5. "The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff" W. Smith, J. Townes 5:25
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Just Rockin'" W. Smith, J. Townes 5:03
7. "Guys Ain't Nothing but Trouble" (featuring Ice Cream Tee) W. Smith, J. Townes, Bettina Clark 4:30
8. "A Touch of Jazz" Dana Goodman, Lawrence Goodman 3:16
9. "Don't Even Try It" W. Smith, J. Townes 5:24
10. "Special Announcement" W. Smith, J. Townes, C. Holmes, D. Goodman 1:46
Total length: 44:36


Sample credits[3]

"Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble"

"Just One of Those Days"

"Rock the House"

"Takin' It to the Top"

"The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff"

"Just Rockin'"

"A Touch of Jazz"


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
UK Albums Chart[4] 97
US Billboard 200 83
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 24


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

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