Plug The Producer: Pete Rock
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Plug The Producer: Pete Rock

Plug The Producer: Pete Rock

The Soul Brother. The Chocolate Boy Wonder. Mt. Vernon, N.Y.'s own. Pete Rock truly is one of the most revered producers in Hip-Hop. His soulful, musically rich productions have laced some of the most renowned emcees of all time. Of course, so much of his legacy starts with his rhyme partner C.L. Smooth, as the duo carved a unique niche in the 90s for East Coast boom bap with a dusty, vintage spirit.

But Rock's legacy doesn't stop with his famous former partner and the golden age perennial "They Reminisce Over You." Pete Rock's sound is the backbone for a generation of artists; from Heavy D & The Boyz to Run-D.M.C. to Public Enemy. He ghost-produced (or heavily assisted on) classics by A Tribe Called Quest and The Notorious B.I.G.; and his Soul Survivor series provided a blueprint for everyone from No I.D. to J Dilla. Pete Rock is a Hip-Hop institution. Here are some tracks for the uninitiated.

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