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Pete Rock – NY’s Finest (Nature Sounds Records) Release Date: 02/26/08

Pete Rock – NY’s Finest (Nature Sounds Records) Release Date: 02/26/08

Pete Rock – NY’s Finest (Nature Sounds Records) Release Date: 02/26/08

Legendary hip hop producer Pete Rock is preparing for the release of his new album, NY’s Finest, on February 26th via Nature Sounds records. The album is his first in four years, and was produced almost entirely by Pete Rock, with one track contributed by producer Green Lantern. “I called it [NY’s Finest] because I feel like that’s me. I’m one of New York’s finest producers,” he explains. In fact, not only is Pete Rock one of New York’s finest producers, but the album itself is one of Pete Rock’s finest creations. He even pays homage to the classic James Brown double-disc, Hell, with the cover art.

Fans have already caught a glimpse of what to expect from NY’s Finest with new single “We Roll” featuring Jim Jones, along with b-side “Till I Retire” (in stores now) and “914” featuring Styles P and Sheek Louch. The record also features appearances by Wu-Tang’s Raekwon and Masta Killa, Papoose, Little Brother, and Redman. A special iTunes version of the album will also contain a bonus track with Slum Village.

MP3s available for posting:

Listen to Pete Rock’s “We Roll” from NY’s Finest (Nature Sounds)

Listen to Pete Rock’s “Till I Retire” from NY’s Finest (Nature Sounds)

Listen to Pete Rock’s “914” featuring Sheek Louch (Nature Sounds)

About Pete Rock:

Born in the Bronx, NY by Jamaican parents, a teenage Pete Rock first hit the scene in the late 80’s when he joined legendary DJ/producer Marley Marl on NY station WBLS’ show “In Control With Marley Marl.” The popularity of the radio show soon led Pete Rock to experiment with production. In 1991, he was joined by up-and-coming rapper CL Smooth and released the debut EP, All Souled Out. In 1992, the duo dropped Mecca And The Soul Brother, one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time. Pete and CL eventually released The Main Ingredient in 1994. Although the album was very well received by critics and fans alike, the project marked the last effort for the duo.

Since then, Pete Rock has lent his production skills to some of the greatest MC’s. He crafted and remixed hits for Nas, Biggie, Jeru The Damaja, and, more recently, Jim Jones, Talib Kweli’s Ear Drum, Redman’s Red’s Gone Wild and Ghostface, for whom he produced tracks for Fishscale, one of music critics’ favorite hip hop albums of 2006.

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