It’s not a summer that goes by without hearing the classic DJ Jazzy Jeff and partner in crime The Fresh Prince, Will Smith’s, 1992 Grammy awarded “Summertime.” However, this summer belong’s to hip hop and R&B artist Bri Steves. The trendsetting, “New era black renaissance youth of Philadelphia” voice puts a spin on the classic record. DJ Jazzy Jeff applauded the remake, stating “ THAT is really really dope, really really dope, very dope.”
Bri Steves brings new life to her single “Summer’s Mine,” that centered a big chunk of many of our youthful memories. As she travels through the 215 in her old school with her friends and DJ HVNLee, I begin to relive some of my most favorite memories a youth. As a kid from the suburbs of Philadelphia, I reminisces on my summers at Fairmount Park, or cookouts at the Plateau, the Art Museum steps that showcase concerts, or the Gazebo that over looks the Schuylkill River. This by far is one of the dopest singles we have crossed this summer.
Wordkrush fell upon Bri Steves one day combing through Instagram profiles, and stopping at her Bryson Tiller cover of “Don’t”. The hip hop and R&B artist is currently studying at Temple University, and has used her college experience in conjunction with her music to project the world through the mindset of the college youth.
Peep the video below. We can’t wait to see where Bri Steves takes us next.