Posts Tagged ‘pete rock’

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 24

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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We create these Sounds Like The 90s, to share with you new(er) tunes, that we feel represent that 90s hip-hop we love. Listen with an open mind and most importantly, support the artists featured on these Sounds Like The 90s if you like what you hear. 24 is a great number, my favorite number for obvious reasons, so it only made sense to incorporate my childhood idol Rickey Henderson on the cover. Props to dirt_dog for always blessing the artwork. And if you’re a fan of his work, you’ll be happy to know our Certified Dope Apparel is back for a limited time as well. Peace to to all those who continue to support Philaflava, Steady Bloggin and of course, T.R.O.Y.   –Jason Gloss

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Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 24

1. Take It Personal Intro
2. Psycho Les (of The Beatnuts) – Hip Hop Never Left feat. Inspectah Deck, Pete Rock & Jeru The Damaja
3. Reef The Lost Cauze – Radio Suckas feat. Peedi Crakk, STS & Truck North
4. Apathy – Rap Is Not Pop
5. D.I.T.C. – Diggin’ Numbers (Remix)
6. Roc Mariciano – All For It (prod. Alchemist)
7. Meyhem Lauren – Not Guilty (prod. Large Professor)
8. Ras Kass – Paypal The Feature feat. Steele & Sean Price
9. Blu & Nottz – Giant Steps feat. Bishop Lamont, Tore, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution
10. Maylay Sparks – Illadelph Elohim feat. Rucker Pawk & The Last Emperor
11. Atmosphere – When The Lights Go Out feat. MF Doom & Kool Keith
12. Skizz – Listen To Jazz feat. Your Old Droog
13. De La Soul – Royalty Capes
14. Ras Beats – Knowledge of Self feat. Elzhi & O.C.
15. Ras Beats – Wit No Pressure feat. Roc Marciano
16. Black Thought – Making A Murderer feat. Styles P (prod. 9th Wonder)
17. MC Eiht & Spice-1 – Any Means (prod. Alchemist)
18. Termanlogy – We’re Both Wrong feat. Saigon (prod. Q-Tip)
19. DJ Joe Bodega – Mentally Decapitated feat. UG, Sean Price & Sadat X

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Bo Jackson x A Tribe Called Quest “Bo Knows” 

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Roc Marciano – Give Ya Numbers On The Boards (®es†less ßLên∂)

Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Verses from an old Roc Marci/Pete Rock collab, blended with Pusha’s “Numbers On The Board” instrumental to great effect by some dude named Restless.

Via Alexander Richter, spotted by HL
For another take on “Give it to Ya’ll”, check out Zilla Rocca’s remix HERE

Roc Marciano & Pete Rock – The Specialist (??) / It’s So G (2008)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Robbie posted ‘The Specialist’ earlier today, and I’m inclined to read the ‘unreleased’ tag as ‘something from the archives, circa end of last decade.’ Despite the fact that Rock and Roc worked together frequently during the earlier (UN) years, there haven’t been many outward signs of collaboration, or even camaraderie, between the two since Marciano’s solo career took off around 2009. Hopefully I’m wrong and it is indeed a new track, but gut a feeling tells me it’s old.

‘The Specialist’ reminds me of another older collaboration between the two, a somewhat obscure song called ‘It’s So G’. This one originally appeared as a bonus track of the Japanese edition of Rock’s NY’s Finest album, then later buried deep on the b-side of the Ready Fe War 12″. Neither of these songs have any additional drums beyond those in the looped sample. While the date of origin of ‘The Specialist’ is uncertain, ‘It’s So G’ was definitely made in 2008 (or before). This is significant because it predates the current trend of ‘no drum’ productions, examples of which can be found on Marciano’s own Reloaded, Ka’s last two albums, various Alchemist productions, etc. Moreover, I’m fairly certain that at this point Marci’s own beats still had additional percussion, at least some times.
To clarify, I’m not claiming that Pete Rock invented the ‘no drums’ thing. There are examples of these kinds of beats made by other producers before 2008. But it is interesting to hear Rock, of all people, dabble with the idea. And you gotta wonder if his experiment had any influence on Marciano’s own recent production style.


Roy Ayers, Pete Rock & The Robert Glasper Experiment – We Live In Brooklyn, Baby (Live)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
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This is a pretty sweet way to kill 16 minutes. Ayers playing one of his most enduring classics with assists from Pete Rock and The Robert Glasper Experiment, recorded live in July 2011 at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Look at him go, he’s feeeeeelin it. I’m not 100% sure what exactly Pete Rock’s part in this was, but he was definitely there. Pay close attention around the 12 min 30 second mark when the song takes an unexpected left turn into “My Favorite Things.”
Roy Ayers, Peter Rock & The Robert Glasper Experiment 7/9/11 We Live In Brooklyn, Baby by Funk It Blog
Via Funk-It, you can grab the audio for the whole show from their post.

Camp Lo & Pete Rock – 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Mixtape (Presented by Trackstar the DJ and DJ Mark Divita)

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Excellent blend tape of well known and more obscure Camp Lo accapellas remixed with original production (they ungayed Lumdi!!!), made even more worthwhile by a smattering of some great new exclusive freestyles over classic Pete Rock tracks. The content is very solid, and it’s elevated by spot on execution – smooth mixing, impeccable progression, uniform tone kept throughout, very little DJ interference – this thing is put together damn well. Honestly, considering how in recent years Camp Lo have done better on random freestyles and features than on their own official albums, I’m wondering if some of the stuff here will actually surpass the album the mixtape is meant to promote.

Stream the whole thing via soundcloud:
Camp Lo/Pete Rock-80 Blocks from Tiffany’s mixtape by djtrackstar


via TSS
Full tracklist below the jump

Sounds Like Summer – Volume Five

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
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As we continue on into one-a-week territory, lets ignore the back to school ads which usually signal the end of summer with our fifth installment in the SLS series. Somethin’ for your car, somethin’ for your hangout spot, or just somethin’ for you to chill to. Hella shouts to dirt_dog from TROY for the artwork. Download link, tracklist and links to the rest of the series after the jump.

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