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Today in Hip Hop History: Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s Debut LP ‘All Souled Out’ Turns 30 Years Old!

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Thirty years ago today [June 25], Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth unleashed their 1991 debut EP, All Souled Out, to critical acclaim. All Souled Out was a precursor to their official Elektra Records debut 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother. Visit for more information All the rapping on the album is performed by C.L. Smooth with the exception […]

Pete Rock Releases New Single ‘Rejoice’ From Forthcoming ‘PeteStrumentals 3’

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After appearing on the “Intro” track on Busta Rhymes’s new ELE 2: The Wrath Of God album, it’s time to “Rejoice,” again, as its new Pete Rock! Visit for more information For the last 30 years, Pete Rock has produced some of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated sounds. Amid a Grammy Award-winning career that includes production, rapping, and […]

Pete Rock Announces New Album ‘PeteStrumentals 3’ and Releases New Single “Say It Again”

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For the last 30 years, Pete Rock has produced some of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated sounds. Amid a Grammy Award-winning career that includes production, rapping, and DJ’ing, he now expands his repertoire by forming The Soul Brothers. Visit for more information With his forthcoming PeteStrumentals 3 album, Pete takes one of the most trusted franchises in Hip-Hop […]

Skyzoo and Pete Rock Set to Release ‘Retropolitan’ Album

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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. Visit for more information The new album will bring in Styles P, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, […]

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

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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

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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. Visit for more information With a simple, reverse respelling, the Mount Vernon native posted on IG what all of the relevant personalities on IG […]

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. Visit for more information Heavy D, born Dwight Errington Myers, moved to Mount Vernon, New York in the late 1970s. In the mid-1980s Heavy D […]

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

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Check out the intimate, tell-all documentary about the instantaneous career and the inception of AZ‘s debut album Do Or Die. Visit for more information 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 […]

The Episodes of Luke Cage Season 2 Are Named After Pete Rock and CL Smooth Tracks

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Marvel’s Luke Cage is widely acclaimed for its touch of classic hip-hop. The Netflix hit series will continue to honor 90s hip-hop in a highly emblematic way in its upcoming new season. Visit for more information The creator and executive producer of Luke Cage, Cheo Hodari Coker, took to Twitter and casually expressed that […]