Label: Jive, RCA
You can't go wrong with straight-ahead simplicity. Jazzy Jeff was already a turntable icon when this album dropped in 1988, so maybe a then-unknown Will Smith just wanted to introduce himself. Mission accomplished: The album was certified triple platinum, helping him land the title role on the breakthrough sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air just two years later.
14. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (1988)