You are now watching the official video for “Limitless” featuring Dave East by Smoke DZA x Pete Rock, from the album Don’t Smoke Rock, in stores worldwide via Babygrande Records. Video directed by Salvatore Rubino for Reel Culture Media.
Oh hell yes. Torae revists his Pete Rock produced banger “Get Down” with new guest appearances from Freeway and Styles P. The original appeared on Tor’s Entitled LP, which you can pick up now.
Press play below, and if you’d like a download (of this or any other volume), visit Summertime.fm.
01. De La Soul f/ Ebony Joi: Time For The Summer (produced by Jazzy Jeff & Eric Lau)
02. Norah Jones: Sunrise
03. Bill Withers: Ain’t No Sunshine
04. Tony Toni Toné: It Never Rains In Southern California
05. SOS Band: Tell Me If You Still Care
06. Jill Scott: Watching Me (Roy Ayers Edit)
07. Total: Kissing You
08. Jay Z f/ Nas: Dead Presidents (Garden Of Peace Mix)
09. Jay Z: Allure (Pete Rock Remix)
10. Jay Z: Seven Straight Summers (MICK + Chi Duly Interlude)
11. Salt N Pepa: What A Man
12. Big L: Put It On
13. Chubb Rock: Just The Two Of Us
14. EPMD: Strictly Business
15. Eric Clapton: I Shot The Sheriff
16. Pete Rock & CL Smooth: Mecca And The Soul Brother
17. Mary J Blige: Love No Limit
18. Mad Lion: Shoot To Kill
19. Capleton: Tour (Lil Jon Mix)
20. Foxy Brown: Foxy’s Bells
21. Puff Daddy & Mase: Bad Boy Freestyle
22. Talib Kweli: Get By (Jazzy Jeff’s Nina Edit)
23. Birdman f/ The Clipse: What Happened To That Boy
24. 50 Cent: 21 Questions About My Magic Stick
25. Chaka Khan: Hollywood
26. Slum Village: Tainted Love
27. TLC: No Scrubs
28. 50 Cent: Do You Think About Me?
29. Mystikal: Bouncin’ Back
30. Outkast: Ms. Jackson
31. A Tribe Called Quest: Check The Rhyme
32. A Tribe Called Quest: Award Tour
33. Ralph Tresvant: Sensitivity
34. Troop: Spread My Wings
35. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam: Let The Beat Hit ‘Em
36. Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby (MICK + Chi Duly’s Thin White Duke Blend)
37. David Bowie & Queen: Under Pressure
38. Hall & Oates: I Can’t Go For That
39. Prince: Starfish And Coffee
40. Nice & Smooth: No Delayin’
41. Chi Ali: Funky Lemonade
42. Gangstarr: Words I Manifest
43. Notorious BIG: Big Poppa (Da Soul Remix)
44. MC Lyte: Cha Cha Cha
45. TLC: Creep
46. Aaliyah & Prince: Rain In A Million (DVSN Remix)
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Legendary Hip-Hop producer, Soul Brother #1, Pete Rock stopped by Forbidden Planet in NYC to check some comic books out. For those that know Pete, comics are a favorite of his. Here’s a short behind the scenes clip of Pete checking the store out.
From the upcoming album “Petestrumentals 2”
coming on Mello Music Group June 23, 2015
Directed by Jay Brown & Zack Kashkett
Pete Rock was raised in Mount Vernon, but his face belongs on Mount Rushmore. The Chocolate Boy Wonder perfected an art form, inspired millions, and soundtracked a generation. By contrast, Teddy Roosevelt seems like a chump.
This is the man who Dilla told, “I wanted to be like you.” Kanye once called himself the “new Pete Rock.” But the original Pete Rock remains permanently vital. The evidence bangs in his latest opus, Petestrumentals 2, the sequel to the 2001 classic that helped define the hip-hop instrumental record. It marks the legend’s first album on Mello Music Group, a fitting union between the author of the boom-bap blueprint and the label that’s expanded upon his legacy.
Describing Pete Rock’s productions do them little justice. They resonate in your gut, heart, and brain. The title of one of these beats says it all: “Makes Me Feel Like.” You fill in the blanks based on your personal experience and current mood.
Petestrumentals 2 conjures memories of BBQ cookouts and 70s Blaxploitation scores, rattling summer jeep cruises and blunted Jamaican vacations. There’s a gorgeous requiem to Dilla (“Dilla Bounce (R.I.P),” where the originator pays tribute to the prodigy. You see the full range of Rock’s gifts on display: the meticulously chopped horns, unquantized drums, and air raid sirens. It contains the emotion of a thousand eulogies.
No record can’t be resurrected. There’s no sub-genre or era that can’t be converted into Rock’s singular brand of soul. His music is the closest thing we’ll ever get to a time-traveling DeLorean, effortlessly shifting between past, present, and future.
For the last 20 years, hip-hop heads have argued over the best Pete Rock original productions and remixes. Is it “They Reminisce Over You” or the “Shut ‘Em Down Remix?” Do you prefer Soul Survivor or the first Petestrumentals, his work with INI or the UN? His catalogue can’t be compressed into a bio; you need a book.
This is the latest chapter—an even 20 slaps and rhythmic levitations. It’s Pete Rock at his best, accelerating and kicking cosmic slop, extending wishes, hope, love, gritty drums and eternal wonder.