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.
The Chocolate Boy Wonder drops a short film for this project that dropped earlier this year Return of the SP1200. To put a fresh coat of paint on the album, Pete Rock releases a short film titled “Shots Fired.” Soundtracked by Pete Rock’s album, “Shots Fired” deals with a young MAGA supporter who switches up when it comes time for him to show up at his high school’s talent show.
With the 25th anniversary of Illmatic happening on April 19th, Mass Appeal and Hennessy are teaming up for an 8-part series that talks about the creation of the album with those most important to the process. First up is Pete Rock as he discusses the making of “The World Is Yours.”
If you’ve been sleeping on V-Stylez, you had better wake the f*ck up. The Detroit emcee recently dropped a stellar album with “Thornton Melon” and dishes the video for the Pete Rock produced banger “Detropolis.”
Smoke DZA and Pete Rock lend the assist to G. Huff’s remix of “Bills” where the two emcees address the financial grind of an indie artist over some groovy Pete Rock production.
Apathy has long been one of the more underrated emcees in hip hop. But with a catalog full of dopeness and a new album on the way titled The Widow’s Son on March 2nd, Ap drops “I Keep On” produced by Pete Rock and featuring Pharoahe Monch. Hit play and get your neck snapping.