Young, gifted, and wack

I was on my way into work the other morning, listening to the soundtrack for "The Wackness," ye olde coming-of-age comedy opening here next month. It's redolent of New York City circa 1994, and you can smell the urine and other indecencies that Mayor Giuliani gleefully wanted to purge from his Big Apple. The music in the movie takes you back to that high-school dance/summer-before-college house party, where you first heard Biggie Smalls and Craig Nice. The soundtrack happens to include DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's surprisingly durable "Summertime." Listening to it got me thinking about two amazing things: the Fresh Prince is now the biggest movie star in the world and that this song is 20 years old.

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