The former sidekick of Will Smith gets ready to shake the room with some new pals...

JILL SCOTT, THE ROOTS and BOYZ II MEN are amongst the guests on the debut solo album of DJ JAZZY JEFF, the long-time associate of WILL SMITH.

‘The Magnificent: A Beat Generation’ will be released on August 12 through BBE Records.

Jazzy Jeff is best known for recording with WIll Smith, playing a foil to Smith’s Fresh Prince in the early 90s. while Smith went to Hollywood, he formed the A Touch Of Jazz production house working on records for artists including Michael Jackson.