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 should be a calculated act. The Freddy Kruger-inspired video was extracted from the now-outdated He’s the DJ, I am the Rapper. It however represents an essential stepping stone for the nascent artwork type of 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 susceptible to being taken down by an unknown subsidiary holding its rights, so assist us God.
The checkered historical past of the track is effectively documented. “Nightmare On My Street” was purported to be a single off DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince’s album till New Line Cinema caught wind of 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 of the “Nightmare On My Street” story.
“No one’s ever seen that video; we received sued for ‘Nightmare.'” Jeff defined to BoomBox. “Like to at the present time, I don’t know… I had a replica of the video and I had an outdated girlfriend that taped cleaning soap operas over it. Will had a replica of 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 will not be on-line, that video is… like, it could be twenty individuals on the earth that seen that video.”
Enjoy it whereas it lasts, people.