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Petestrumentals 2

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Petestrumentals 2
Petestrumentals 2


"I was trying to be you" J DIlla Record producer, DJ and rapper, Pete Rock rose to prominence in the early 1990's as one half of the critically acclaimed group Pete Rock & CL Smooth. After the duo went their separate ways, Rock continued with a solo career that has garnered him worldwide respect. Along with groups such as Stetsasonic, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and Gang Starr, Rock played a major role in the merging of elements from jazz into hip hop music (also known as jazz rap). He is widely recognised as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time and is often mentioned alongside DJ Premier, the RZA and J Dilla as one of the mainstays of 1990's East Coast hip hop production. He is also the older brother and younger cousin, respectively, of rappers Grap Luva and the late Heavy D. The evidence of Pete Rock's legacy bangs in his latest opus, 'Petestrumentals 2', the sequel to the 2001 classic that helped define the hip-hop instrumental record. It marks the legend's first album on Mello Music Group, a fitting union between the author of the boom-bap blueprint and the label that has expanded upon his legacy. 'Petestrumentals 2' conjures memories of BBQ cookouts and 70's Blaxploitation scores, rattling summer jeep cruises and blunted Jamaican vacations. You see and hear the full range of Rock's gifts on display: the meticulously chopped horns, unquantized drums, and air raid sirens. It contains the emotion of a thousand eulogies. This is the latest chapter - an even 20 slaps and rhythmic levitations. It's Pete Rock at his best, accelerating and kicking cosmic slop, extending wishes, hope, love, gritty drums and eternal wonder.


  1. Name
  2. Heaven & Earth
  3. PR 4 Prez
  4. Cosmic Slop
  5. On & On
  6. Beat Goes On
  7. Clap Your Hands (I Feel Good)
  8. My My Baby
  9. I Wish
  10. One, Two, A Few More
  11. Air Smoove
  12. Gonna Love You
  13. 90's Class Act (EK)
  14. Justice (Brotherhood & Understanding) Skit
  15. Accelerate
  16. Make Me Feel Like
  17. Dilla Bounce (R.I.P.)
  18. Play Yo Horn
  19. BBJones
  20. Rootz, Reggae, Kulcha
  21. You Know Dat
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