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Fresh Prince’s Forgotten Song For Nightmare On Elm Street Resurfaces

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‘There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight’. The Nightmare on Elm Street freaks are well-acquainted with its 1988 drama, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. The film got a good response. But the movie became more popular for some controversy.

Origins of Composition

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (Will Smith) are publicly known vocalists. They were considered as one of the best Hip-hop duo in town. Back in 1988, these two rappers recorded their second album, ‘He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper’. The album was released earlier that year. The album contained the video for “Nightmare on My Street”, a tribute, to the Elm Street’s demon, Freddy.

Primarily, the song was composed for the movie, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master’. But for some reasons the producers did not include the song in the movie. Instead, the movie makers added “Are You Ready for Freddy?” from The Fat Boys in their film. Later; however, the music video of the solo “Nightmare on My Street,” hit the market (aired on MTV). In reaction to this release, The Elm Street Movies franchise owners, New Line Cinema, sued BMG (the music company of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince). New Line Cinema put a ban on the video with a disclaimer that it had no official linking to the series. Consequently, the music video disappeared from the show. The court; subsequently, ordered to destroy all copies of the video.

Jazzy Jeff told Uproxx that the video has been missing for three decades. And that his girlfriend had mistakenly taped over his copy. Moreover, Fresh Prince (Will Smith’s) father had lost his video too.

Surprisingly, some images from the music video appeared a few days ago. After 30 years of its absenteeism, a YouTube user Nancy Thompson has uploaded the complete video. The display is a bit abrasive. But it nostalgically reviews the spooky tale of Freddy Kruger in great melody.

No Legal Issues With Nightmare On Elm Street

The video does not feature Freddy (Robert Englund) due to disclaimer issues. Yet, as a replacement, another freaky figure is shown. The demon resembles Freddy with some digital distinctiveness. Viewers can sense the real ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’. The video song is just an imitation; therefore ‘New Line’ apparently has no rights of prosecution.

A Will Smith Nostalgia

Fans can access this trendy yet resurfaced video song on YouTube. At least, until, any further legal notification. After all, it reminds us of our late beloved singer Will Smith aka. Fresh Prince. Of course he went off to become one of the biggest actors in Hollywood with iconic movies like I,Robot, Hitchcock, The Pursuit of Happyness, Bad Boys and the Men in Black series, I am Legend, Seven Pounds. But his career started off in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and a few albums he put out such as Big Willie Style, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper, and Rock the House. This was the early Will Smith that fans from that era loved so dearly. It’s certainly nice to have a nostalgic moment where we revisit the early works of the legendary man in the Nightmare of My Street. 

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