Ghetto Fresh: Nadastrom’s Inspired by Bel-Air Lore

A mix based around samples from the "Def Poet Society" episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
By    July 10, 2015

Chris Daly lived to tell about the Dead

Say what you will about parents, but Nadastrom understands. Creators of the moombahton sound, the duo of Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom already have had a busy year, dropping their self-titled debut on the venerable Friends of Friends label this past February. A scant four months and some change later, the L.A.-by-way-of-D.C. DJ/producers are back with a summertime mixtape, The Life & Times of Raphael De La Ghetto, clearly intended to keep backyard BBQs knocking ’til someone calls the law.

Never content with just one style, Nadastrom forgoes their earlier signature sound for a 90s throwback vibe. Based around samples from the “Def Poet Society” episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, (you know, the one where Will does some crazy shit to impress a fly hunny), the album ranges from the organ-drenched workout of “Raphael’s Theme” to the blaxplotation, funkified groove of “Raphael’s Word.” Each track has its own vibe, and the boys knew there was no better way to go out than with the poetry of Raphael himself:

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