Archive for Pete Rock

Video: Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun (Feat. Memphis Bleek), “Top of the World”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Friday, February 17, 2012 by Tim Althaus

It’s always a good day when music that pertains to Pete Rock comes out. As many of you may recall, The Soul Brother #1 put out the album Monumentalwith Smif-N-Wessun last year; the album was stellar, and it featured array of guest appearances including Styles P, Sean Price, Raekwon, Buckshot and Bun B. “Top of the World” is the third track off of the album to get the visual treatment (I believe), and it features the crafty veteran Memphis Bleek. Pete Rock has some of those beats that just have a very relaxing vibe to them, and “Top of the World” is definitely one of them. It’s interesting to hear Memphis Bleek spit some bars because I had no idea what happened to that guy. Either way, the track and video are both very nice, and you should probably press play. If you haven’t picked upMonumental, I would do so as soon as possible. Check the video for “That’s Hard” (Feat. Sean Price) down below.

Pete Rock, “When I Need It” (NBA Live ’10 OST) x De La Soul, “La La La”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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It’s always great to hear new tracks from Pete Rock. The dude is one of the biggest legends in the history of the game. This new track, “When I Need It”, appears on the soundtrack of the newest NBA Live game. As you can expect, the beat and the rest of this track is super dope. I can’t wait for the new Soul Brother material to come out, nobody touches his beats these days. You can follow me after the jump to grab the De La Soul track that will also be featured on the soundtrack. Continue reading

Pete Rock Talks About: J Dilla, Jay Stay Paid & Upcoming Projects

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , on Friday, September 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Shouts to Crate Kings on this bomb ass video. Pete Rock recently sat down with Zeke The Freak (Peter Parker’s producer) to talk about how the whole Jay Stay Paid album came together, and how close he was to Dilla. He also talks about the new projects he is working on which include Petestrumentals 2 & a new Soul Survivor album. This is some truly great news, Pete is one of my favorite producers, and I can assure you that these projects are going to be ridiculous. Make sure you stay tuned for more news on the #1 Soul Brother.

Ghostface Discusses Fishscale

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I really wish my man Ryan was still around, because he would absolutely love this video. In this video Ghost breaks down what is probably his most critically acclaimed album, Fishscale. In the video he says that he went into this album having doubts about being able to write not smoking weed. He also mentions how he switched up the production on Fishscale to a more “underground feel” which included Pete Rock, DOOM, J Dilla & Just Blaze. I love hearing Ghost talk about Dilla & the “Whip You With a Strap” beat. He said he heard it and he felt as though he had to conquer it right away, and for him to lay down special meaning with his mom is some real ass shit.

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Wild Style Wednesday Review: Slum Village, Fantastic, Vol. 2

Posted in Music Reviews, Wildstyle Wednesdays with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, August 6, 2009 by Tim Althaus

SlumVillageFantasticVol2 I had another review planned for this week, but with the recent passing of Baatin this one feels a little more natural. Fantastic, Vol. 2 is another record that came very close to charting on my most influential albums list. Even though it wasn’t on my most influential albums list, this is another album that I can say would probably easily be in my top 20 favorite albums of all-time. The flow of this album is pure like water and yet it’s as melodic as heaven. Jay Dee’s production is so stellar on this album, that I’m fairly sure it will always withstand the test of time. From Jay Dee’s earlier Ummah sound, to the spaced out synth that he implemented later in his career, Fantastic, Vol. 2 has it all. Baatin, T3 & Jay Dee all sculpt to these tracks like clay and even though they aren’t the wittiest emcees in the world, this album is still utterly amazing. Continue reading

Album Review: J Dilla, Jay Stay Paid

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Jay Stay PAid J Dilla’s latest ethereally epic release may be one of my favorites that I’ve heard from his catalog. Jay Stay Paid is a hybrid if you will, the vast majority of it plays out like beat tape, but in between are tracks that feature blazingly blistering emcees. Ma Dukes & Pete Rock put a lot of tender love and care into this album, and it really shows through. They both did a great job of arranging the tracks on this album into a graceful and gorgeous mosaic. It sounds so authentic that you would think that Jay produced the album himself. Continue reading

Album Review: Method Man & Redman, Blackout! 2

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on Saturday, May 30, 2009 by Tim Althaus

blackout-2 The original Blackout! album came out 10 years ago, I picked that shit up when I was 12 years old, and I’ve been playing it ever since. To me Blackout! will always be a classic. Blackout! 2 has Method Man & Redman sticking to the same formula as an incredible two man duo with great production and witty ass rhymes. I am pretty surprised at how mediocre the reviews have been for this album because I personally think it’s an incredible album, and it should hold up as one of the contenders for album of the year. I could pretty much sum up this entire review with one mathematical equation: Method Man + Redman x DOPE beats = one hell of an album. Continue reading