Respect to 247HH for dropping this fresh gem of Pete Rock discussing his earliest taste of Hip-Hop, favorite creations, and the importance of having respect for music. Just hearing Pete Rock talk about the records and samplers is enough to get any producer inspired to make something great. Shouts to forum member Kick Rocks for … Read more
In honor the upcoming release of NYs Finest and my failed attempt to get Cubs opening day tickets, its officially Pete Rock day over here at Crate Kings! Just in case you missed it, here’s a quick promo video which was released a little while back featuring various established producers commenting on the significance of … Read more
Back towards the end of 2007 I felt very optimistic about the prospects for Hip-Hop in the New Year. As a matter of fact I still do, especially when looking forward to hearing Pete Rocks latest release NY’s Finest. I’m sure that I wasn’t the only fan anxiously awaiting the return of the PR, so … Read more
Just got my hands on a copy of Pete Rock’s NY’s Finest and can’t wait to deliver a review, which may appear sometime later tonight or tomorrow depending on how well my luck goes with the Chicago Cubs ticket lottery this Friday. In the meantime, to celebrate the release of NY’s Finest, here’s a clip … Read more
The rule for learning about Hip-Hop production is pretty much this: When Pete Rock speaks, you better listen. In this interview with Remix Magazine, Pete Rock talks about the importance of harmonics, the overuse of compression, and reveals a few tricks such as pre-eq’ing audio before sampling. Read The Interview I’d also like to mention … Read more
Bump Hip-Hop Interviews Pete Rock about his upcoming release NY’s Finest, discusses his influence on younger sample based producers, and the state of New York Hip-Hop. Check The Story
Pete Rock talks about his favorite places to dig for records, working with Jim Jones, and competing with dance-based teen rap. Check the interview with XXL
As part of Scheme Magazine’s current producers issue, Pete Rock and 9th Wonder talk about record diggin, equipment, and the chemistry that MC’s and producers must have when making music. Check the interview at Scheme Magazine.
Pete Rock talks about his past work and upcoming album New York’s Finest. Check the Interview
Some great footage of Pete Rock and DJ Premier appearing live on Funk Flex’s Hot 97 radio show. Pete touches briefly on his relationship with C.L. Smooth and the upcoming release of NY’s Finest.