Rock the House (album)

Rock the House is the debut album from the hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album was released in February 1987 in Europe and 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 "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble", 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.

Rock the House
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince - Rock The House.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1987
Recorded1986
GenreHip hop, golden age hip-hop, comedy hip-hop, battle rap
Length44:36
LabelJive/RCA
ProducerDana Goodman, Lawrence Goodman (co.)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince chronology
Rock the House
(1987)
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
(1988)
Singles from Rock the House
  1. "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble"
    Released: September 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble"Will Smith, Jeffrey Townes5:07
2."Just One of Those Days"W. Smith, J. Townes5:43
3."Rock the House" (Live, NY Union Square)W. Smith, Clarence Holmes4:21
4."Taking It to the Top"W. Smith, J. Townes5:21
5."The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff"W. Smith, J. Townes5:25
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Just Rockin'"W. Smith, J. Townes5:03
7."Guys Ain't Nothing but Trouble" (featuring Ice Cream Tee)W. Smith, J. Townes, Bettina Clark4:30
8."A Touch of Jazz"Dana Goodman, Lawrence Goodman3:16
9."Don't Even Try It"W. Smith, J. Townes5:24
10."Special Announcement"W. Smith, J. Townes, C. Holmes, D. Goodman1:46
Total length:44:36

SamplesEdit

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'"

"Guys Ain't Nothing But Trouble"

  • Theme From I Dream of Jeannie

"A Touch of Jazz"

ChartsEdit

Chart positionsEdit

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

CertificationsEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/27648/DJ-Jazzy-Jeff-and-the-Fresh-Prince-Rock-the-House/
  3. ^ DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Whosampled.com
  4. ^ "UK Albums Chart - February 22, 1987". UK Albums Chart. Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Rock the House". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.