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.
Slum Village member Young RJ drops off a video for the song “WAIT” featuring Pete Rock and Boldy James. But if you look closely, you’ll notice J. Dilla’s two daughters making cameo appearances.
Hip hop heads, buckle up because DJ Premier and Pete Rock spend two hours with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN talking about everything from Kanye West and Biggie to their respective histories in the game. It’s certainly worth your time.
We saw Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz do battle recently and everyone has been wondering who would be next in the battle of producers. Well, in Miami on March 4th, DJ Premier and Pete Rock engaged in a bit of a beat battle as each played their classics. This was pretty awesome and you can check out some of the highlights.
A few days before the release of Don’t Smoke Rock, we spent the day with Smoke DZA and Pete Rock as they rehearsed for the show that night at Highline Ballroom in NYC.
Pete Rock hosts “Nobody Theater” in the video for De La Soul’s “Memory Of…(Us)” video that features Estelle as the trio take a trip down memory lane.
Dave East joins Smoke DZA and Pete Rock as they head to a dinner party reminiscent of the Last Supper in the video for “Limitless.” Don’t Smoke Rock is out now.