|MELLO MUSIC GROUP
Release Date: 10 July 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Pete Rock Petestrumentals 2 Limited Gatefold Vinyl 2LP Set
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.
Grammy nominated for his contribution to Kanye Westís 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', he has also contributed to Kendrick Lamarís 'To Pimp A Butterfly' and produced beats for Public Enemy, Jay Z, Ghostface Killah, Cypress Hill, Run D.M.C., Nas (Illmatic) among many others
This vinyl version is packaged in a gatefold with gold foil deeply debossed lettering.
Heaven & Earth
PR 4 Prez
On & On
Beat Goes On
Clap Ya Hands (I Feel Good)
My My Baby
One, Two, A Few More
Gonna Love You
90's Class Act (EK)
Justice (Brotherhood & Understanding) Skit
Make Me Feel Like
Dilla Bounce (R.I.P.)
Play Yo Horn
Rootz, Reggae, Kulcha
You Know Dat