Pete Rock

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: 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 vs. DJ Premier Live At L.A.’s Crash Mansion

Here’s an event for the ages… Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier as they go head to head in  a monumental DJ battle live at L.A.’s Crash Mansion.  Primo sets is off with Steve Miller Band’s "Fly Like An Eagle" while Pete Rock uses his turn to heat up the crowd with James Brown’s "Funky Drummer".  … Read more