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Skyzoo and Pete Rock Set to Release ‘Retropolitan’ Album

The combination of Skyzoo and Pete Rock will align for the new album Retropolitan. The effort is set to be produced by Pete Rock in its entirety and will be available to fans on September 20. The new album will bring in Styles P, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Elzhi and Raheem […]

Pete Rock Gets Politically Correct With ‘Shots Fired’ Short Film

Hardcore Hip-Hop fans got a treat for Record Store Day 2019 this past April in the form of Pete Rock’s latest album Return of the SP1200, an instrumental LP comprised of rare beats produced between 1990 and 1998. Adding even more appeal to the project, the legendary producer just released a short film titled Shots […]

Pete Rock Makes Shocking Revelation About Trump’s MAGA Hats

It took Grammy Award winning producer Pete Rock to show the rest of the world the true meaning of U.S. President Donald Trump’s infamous red “Make America Great Again” hats. With a simple, reverse respelling, the Mount Vernon native posted on IG what all of the relevant personalities on IG hadn’t figured out. View this […]

The Art Of The Production Album

The Nas classic Illmatic showed how you can hand pick an all-star line up of producers to craft a soundscape that can perfectly fit the picture that the lyricist is trying to make. But what happens when a producer tries to do the same and assemble a line up of different rappers to make their […]

Happy Birthday To “The Overweight Lover” Heavy D (R.I.P.)

On this day in Hip Hop history, “The Overweight Lover” Heavy D was born in Mandeville, Jamaica in 1967. If he were alive today, he’d be 51 years old. Heavy D, born Dwight Errington Myers, moved to Mount Vernon, New York in the late 1970s. In the mid-1980s Heavy D along with DJ Eddie F […]

[WATCH] BET Airs The AZ Documentary ‘#20YrsLtr: Doe Or Die’

Check out the intimate, tell-all documentary about the instantaneous career and the inception of AZ‘s debut album Do Or Die. Two decades after the album’s release, producers from the album such as Pete Rock and DR Period speak on the making of the album while Nas speaks about his perception of bringing the Brooklyn rapper […]

DJ Premier and Pete Rock Join Forces To Produce De La Soul’s New Album

One of the many wonders of modern day hip-hop culture is seeing its most seasoned bodies active in crafting tunes that transform into the birth of fanbase fantasies. In the latest episode of the Rap Radar podcast, legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier went into storytelling mode as he touched base on his experiences with Biggie […]

Hip Hop’s Generation Gap: Pete Rock VS. Waka Flocka

For the past decade or so, the argument about the creative influence and overall recognition of the pioneers of Hip Hop being overlooked by the millenials has done nothing more than gain steam. The younger generation claims that they were abandoned by the pioneers, so if the music isn’t up to par, it’s the fault […]

Mobb Deep: 10 Hip-Hop Songs That Sampled ‘Shook Ones’

Words by Ime Ekpo You can not call yourself a hip-hop head if the Mobb hasn’t shaken you with the realness. Bombarded with a rigid lyrical approach and dense street mannered content, Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones (Part II)” became instrumental in the 1995 resurgence of hardcore rapping for the east coast, New York City, in […]

J Dilla’s “The Look” Streams From Upcoming Re-release of Jay Love Japan

Ma Dukes is the illest—especially if you’re a J Dilla fan. The mother of the late, great rapper has steadily dropped his unreleased material over the past several years, including Dillatronic in October. The latest leaked posthumous track, “The Look,” comes from the upcoming re-release of Jay Love Japan, one of many since his 2006 passing. On April […]

Listen to New Music ft. Dr. Dre, Kurupt & Pete Rock

The beauty of the rise of online radio has been the constant stream of new music from some of our favorite artists. It provides a platform for exclusive listens to music we may have never even imagined. This time, our dream collaboration comes via Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy show on Beats1. Dr. Dre let loose […]