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PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: The Reminisce Over You (2017)

They Reminisce Over You Pete Rock CL Smooth 7 inchReminisce over this my god! Yep – Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s ’91 slab of a jazzy boom-bap tribute to Rock’s homie ‘Trouble’ T Roy of Heavy D & The Boys – They Reminisce Over You a.k.a. T.R.O.Y. is all set to get its first seven inch outing from the Get On Down label. Over on the flip is another cut from ’92 classic LP Mecca & The Soul Brother
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PETE ROCK & SMOOVE: ‘Ghettos Of The Mind’ remix (2016)

Ghettos Of The Mind SmooveRating: ★★★★★ Ghettos Of The Mind by Pete Rock & Smoove? I thought it was Ghettos Of The Mind by Pete Rock &…ohhhhhh! You see what Smoove did there? Well – it does say ‘remix’. It’s Smoove’s tribute to that golden era of hip-hop when breaks were fat and lyrics were fly, of course. Which is why this remix features an epic strings n horns-drenched breakbeat to underpin Pete Rock and
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PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: ‘All Souled Out’ 25th anniversary re-issue (2016)

All Souled Out Pete Rock CL SmoothRating: ★★★★★ Hearing Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s All Souled Out EP in 2016, you might be tempted to ‘dip, dive, dip’ but if you caught their ‘gateway to the big time’ release the first time around then there’s an even chance that now you really might ‘break a hip to the sound that’s legit’ since this record has just reached its quarter century. Which means of course that you’re twenty-five years older. It also means that here is something ripe
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PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: Ghettos Of The Mind (Freqnik & WDRE remix tribute to 90s hip-hop)(2013)

Rating: ★★★★★
NYC boys Freqnik & WDRE bring the heat again with this rework of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Ghettos Of The Mind as part of their ‘Tribute To 90s Hip-Hop’ series. Lyrics about ghetto survival paired with a beat forged from sixties soul torch song Your The Fool? That’s three degrees of mellow fire right there. What? Not on the download yet? When
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THE NEW ROYALES: Today (2012) Free download

This is long overdue for posting but unfortunately arrived in the inbox just as the annual MB holiday was kicking off. What is it? An excellent New Royales cover of the song which yielded Pete Rock’s most famous sample, that’s what. I’m talking about Tom Scott’s whimsical psychedelic jazz-folk cover of Jefferson Airplane’s whimsical psychedelic folk-rock number Today which
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THE ALLERGIES: Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘T.R.O.Y.’ (The Allergies revisit) (2012) Free download

The Allergies is the new dj/ production project from Bristol DJs Moneyshot and Rackabeat and they’re on a mission to, “bring that vintage sound of sampled funk, psych, hip-hop and rock back to the forefront of club music…[and]…breathe new life into the finest dusty old records.” They must have been reminisicing over how it was back in the day or something. Coincidentally, by way of promoting
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STEELY CHAN: They Reminisce Over Slingshot (Pete Rock & CL Smooth vs Lefties Soul Connection) + (2011) Free download

Rating: ★★★★★
Meet Steely Chan. As if the genre of old school hip-hop wasn’t funky enough, they’ve been adding to the critical mass of dope shit on a weekly basis. Lately this involves locating any classic emcee action from back in the day that the producer palmed off with a less than ‘take it to the bridge’ beat and rectifying matters. And it seems that they’ve been sourcing such beats from the back
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PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: Win tickets to exclusive London show 12 December 2010

I’m all about living the good life but don’t you just hate it when you go to buy tickets for a gig and they’re all sold out. I think the main ingredient of success here is to either be all over that shit the minute it comes out or to have some other kind of ‘in’. It could be that you’re on the guest list, for example. Then again – it could be that you just happen to know the answer to the question below
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