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Peter O. Phillips  born June 21, better known by his stage name Pete Rockis an American record producer, DJ and rapper. Early on in his career, he was also famed for his remix work.
After the duo went their separate ways, Rock continued with a solo career that has garnered him worldwide respect, though little in the way of mainstream success. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time, and is often mentioned alongside DJ PremierRZA and J Dilla as one of the mainstays of s East Coast hip hop production.
Pete Rock is also the older brother and younger cousin, respectively, of rappers Grap Luva and Heavy D. During high school, he met his future recording partner CL Smooth.
According to Rock, his father was also a part-time DJ who had an impressive record collection. Rock would often accompany his father to a cricket club called Wembley in The Bronx and watch as he spun records for the guests. Smooth will be on his He Took Your Place - Daniel ODonnell - Songs Of Inspiration of the VS album and he plans on dropping 5 albums in including reuniting with C. Pete Rock announced on Twitter that PeteStrumentals 2 is indeed Sans Recours - Various - Rentrée 95 finished and scheduled for a release.
On January 2,Rock posted a trailer video on his Instagram page announcing that new works will be coming soon, including Return of the SP which was released on April 13, exclusively on vinyl Record Store Day  and released digitally on April 26, PeteStrumentals 3 a continuation to 's PeteStrumentals and 's 2Don't Smoke Rock 2 also a continuation to Don't Smoke Rock featuring Smoke DZAand an album with rapper Skyzoo.
Through the years, Rock has helped to jump-start the careers of several artists. They released a single, "Fakin' Jax", through Elektra Records inbefore their debut album, Center of Attentionwas shelved by the label. The other two members continue to record solo material, albeit only sporadically.
In an interview Rock elaborated on the situation:. We finished the album, turned it in to Elektra and they never put it Lost & Found - Will Smith - Lost And Found, they only put out a single.
Sylvia [Rhone] really didn't cooperate, she didn't break bread with me when it came down to resolving that. It was all about her changing everything around. She wanted to change my whole sound. When she said, "You gotta make a beat like Puffy ", I just knew it wasn't going to work out. Although the pair briefly united for the reflective "Da Two" from Rock's Soul Survivor album inthey avoided entertaining requests for a reunion album untilwhen they once again teamed up for "Back on Da Block" from Rock's PeteStrumentals.
In their interviews during this period, it appeared as though a new album was underway. As Rock would explain:. We've been on tour, we know every rhymer and producer in this business.
We've influenced people, even people we've never met have said that we changed the face of hip-hop. So we're going to try to do some more. The pair went on a short international tour culminating in their well-received show at London's Jazz After The Bombs (Early Take) - The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (10th Anniversary Edition) however, soon after this they declined to comment any further on the new album, which never materialized although Smooth did make three separate appearances on Soul Survivor II.
Eventually, Smooth would confirm rumors of a rift in an interview with AllHipHop. Pete 900 Number - Prodigy* - The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One tends to use the samples as palettes for his beats, chopping cutting the sample into smaller partsfiltering altering the frequencies of the sampleand layering several samples, often within the same song.
While this technique was applied long before Rock on De La Soul 's Three Feet High and Rising or the work of The The Militia (Pete Rock Remix) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P. Vol. 3 Squad for exampleRock's work is distinctive for the way in which he uses samples to achieve a hazy, droning effect.
He is also noted for his resonant basslines, horn samples, and gritty sounding drums. His beats often sound as though they were being played The Militia (Pete Rock Remix) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P.
Vol. 3 an The Militia (Pete Rock Remix) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P. Vol. 3 vinyl record; he samples many of his sounds straight off these records. Recording in Manhattanhaving liked the equalizer that was used there, which gave many of his productions a wah-wah effect. Another trait of his, more so in the earlier part of his career, is the way he uses horn samples to supplement his grooves.
The aforementioned "Reminisce Pete Rock's heavy use of intro and outro beats has also been widely influential. To introduce feature songs, he often plays a short instrumental excerpt, completely different from the rest of the song. Aside from their role as transitions, these are widely regarded as a way of displaying his large collection and as a challenge to other hip-hop producers to identify the records that the breaks come from.
In he collaborated with Mary J. Blige on the What's the ? Rock claims to have done several high-profile remixes that remain unreleased, including one of Madonna 's " Secret. However, he was invited to produce the remix, which utilizes the same sample as the original— Mtume 's "Juicy Fruit. He also has a collection of about 90, records and looks for records at least once a week. Pete Rock The Militia (Pete Rock Remix) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P.
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Critics have favorably compared Detroit producer J Dilla and North Carolina's 9th Wonder to Rock; both of them worked with Rock during their recording careers. Several of the comparisons stem from the fact that these producers have created the bulk of their productions out of samples, as well as the warm, mellow, and exuberant undertones apparent in their work.
Pete Rock himself has added validation to the comparisons with J Dilla by stating "he's the only producer in this game that was just as serious [as me]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pete Rock. Rock performing at Razel and Friends, Brooklyn Bowl East Coast hip hop alternative hip hop experimental hip hop jazz rap turntablism. Music producer disc jockey rapper. Turntable sampler.
Main article: Pete Rock production discography. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved February 19, Complex Music. Archived from the original on March 26, Retrieved May 7, January 25, February 12, Archived from the original on February 20, Nature Sounds. Accessed on November 24, March 29, April 2, COM on Twitter: "Petestrumentals 2 top of ! Finished it last week. Now back to SS3 and maybe preemo pete rock lp can get finished too. Good food coming up " ". December 16, Retrieved January 2, COM on Twitter: "Im a 90's cat.
To me its important that we hold on to this music with our lives and teach what needs to be taught. Im gonna start doing lectures on how i was able to maintain myself and my career dealing with the ups n downs of the music business. March 14, Retrieved March 14, The rejects or just beats that i never did nothing with.
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