From AZ’s excellent Doe or Die 2 comes the video for the Pete Rock-produced “Check Me Out.” Hearing the ageless emcee drop bars over a Chocolate Boy Wonder production will never get old. The video is nothing more than two legends getting busy. And that’s good enough for us.
Pete Rock cuts loose the second joint from his PeteStrumentals 3 album with “Rejoice.” Rolling with his band, The Soul Brothers, Rock deploys a groove that has us salivating for the release of his next instrumental project.
Shortly after dropping the first song from his upcoming Petestrumentals 3 album, Pete Rock releases a video for “Say It Again.” Pete and his band offer a breezy set of visuals that take place in the park and studio. Perfect for a smooth cut.
It’s been nearly 20 years since Pete Rock blessed us with PeteStrumentals and the Chocolate Boy Wonder is back with the third edition dropping on December 12.
“I wanted to keep the same feeling that people got with the first PeteStrumentals, even if I’m not sampling,” Pete Rock said in a statement announcing the first single “Say It Again.” With a band behind the beats, Rock will be joined by drummer Daru Jones, guitarist Marcus Machado, bassists MonoNeon and Christopher McBride, keyboardist BigYuki and vocalist Jermaine Holmes.
“I want the best; I’m like James Brown and Kool & The Gang; I want precision.”
Every year (January 18) is the Lo Life’s Anniversary and they meet up in Times Square with members worldwide.
Kool Taj The Gr8 did a song saluting it with this video “Llayers.” Produced by PETE ROCK.
Smoke DZA, Pete Rock and Benny The Butcher just dropped the Statue of Limitations EP and the trio release the video for “7:30” that includes fellow Griselda member Westside Gunn.
Smoke DZA and Pete Rock are back at it with Benny The Butcher riding shotgun as the trio will drop the Statue of Limitations project on October 18th. To get a taste of the product, the trio drop “Drug Rap” as Benny and DZA vibe out of the twinkling keys of Pete Rock production.
SKYZOO FEAT. ELZHI, WESTSIDE GUNN, CONWAY & BENNY THE BUTCHER – EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL STARS (PRODUCED BY PETE ROCK)
Skyzoo and Pete Rock assemble a collection of the East Coast’s finest spitters for “Eastern Conference All Stars.” The song, taken from Skyzoo and Pete Rock’s forthcoming Retropolitan album that drops on September 20, finds all five emcees delivering bars over some Chocolate Boy Wonda production.
Skyzoo and Pete Rock add visuals to the pounce of “It’s All Good” from their forthcoming Retropolitan album.
“The video, directed by Sen Floyd, shows a raw but vibrant scene of the NY that Pete and I know” Skyzoo said to Vibe. “The graffiti, the color schemes, city folk cutting by in between shots, even the industrial feel that peaks it’s head in the camera at times, all of it, along with the shots of the corners and 22 story buildings that define NY, are what we know of the city. It matches the essence of the song perfectly. One of my favorite videos to date for what it depicts and represents.”
Retropolitan drops on September 20
Skyzoo over Chocolate Boy Wonda beats for an entire album? We’re sold! Pete Rock will provide the sonic backdrops for Skyzoo to bless with his brilliant rhymes when the duo drop Retropolitan on September 20. To kick things off, they drop “It’s All Good” that, surprisingly, is a beat that came from Pete Rock’s Illmatic sessions in 1994.
“The crazy thing about this beat is that I made it in ’94,” Pete Rock told Billboard. “This beat is 25 years old. I never retouched it or re-did it. It came out of the SP-1200. This was when I was making ‘The World Is Yours’ and those sessions.”
Hit play and get ready.