Pete Rock Dissects Classic Nas x Ghostface x C.L. Smooth

Another meeting of the minds… 9th Wonder, Just Blaze, Nu-Mark, and DJ Revolution discuss the significance of Pete Rock, while the Soul Brother dissects  "When They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)", Nas’ "The World Is Yours", and Ghostface’s "Be Easy"

Little known fact: Pete Rock sung the hook on "When They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)"!!!

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Pete Rock Reminisces About Tupac & Notorious B.I.G.

Karma Loop sat down with Pete Rock to discuss early projects, the difference with Hip-Hop in the ’90’s vs. current times, and preferred artists to work with.  Pete also talks about working with Biggie, touches on Kanye’s open references to his style, and tells a story about Tupac spitting spitballs in an Oakland Denny’s.

Pete Rock On Juan Epstein Podcast: Cypha Sounds And Peter Rosenberg

Oh man… the latest Juan Epstein Podcast is insane.  Peter Rosenberg and Cypha Sounds interview porn star Sophie Dee and Pete Rock.  Unless you wanna get your radio lust on, skip past the Sophie Dee portion to about 30 minutes where Pete Rock comes through and drops some lesser known production facts like producing Notorious … Read more

Pete Rock Talks Record Conventions And Favorite Producers

Unkut presents an informative Pete Rock interview where he brings up learning to sample from Eddie F, top production influences, and the virtues of working by yourself.  An interesting tidbit is that Pete Rock never puts together beats with the artist present… a far cry from the current trend of producers making the claim of … Read more

Pete Rock: Behind The Boards w/ Cypha Sounds

DJ Cypha Sounds drops a very important interview with none other than Pete Rock during the second installment of his Behind The Boards series, which aired this week on Sirius’ Shade 45.  Pete gives insight into the making some of his most notable tracks with some very entertaining commentary from Cypha Sounds.  My favorite segment … Read more

Throwback Production Video: Making of Illmatic

Always yearning for nostalgia, here’s the making of a classic.  Hopefully this will inspire some folks to make their own timeless compositions. This promo video for Nas’ Illmatic illustrates the making of the album utilizing stories from the producers involved with the project.  Besides a 20 year old Nas, Highlights include a young DJ Premier, … Read more

Pete Rock Talks About Sample Clearance And Favorite Equipment

Continuing on from their recent Evening & Dialog w/ Pete Rock event, Guitar Center hits us with an excellent interview.  Pete talks specifically about the switch from the E-MU SP1200 to the Akai MPC 2000XL, the importance of EQ’ing, and the concept of sampling & clearance.  Interestingly enough, he talks about Kanye West sampling big … Read more

Pete Rock Offers Free Advice Live At Guitar Center

Here’s your chance to see the master live and in person.  On April 20th, 2008 at the Hollywood Guitar Center location, Soul Brother Pete Rock will offer an free evening of insight, tips, and experiences for producers and beatmakers.  To make this even more exciting, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, DJ Revolution, are also DJ Nu-Mark … Read more