Pete Rock Premiers New Album, NY’s Finest, on Myspace

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

New York’s finest producer, Pete Rock, premiered his latest and long anticipated album, NY’s Finest, on today, nearly a week before the album becomes available in stores. NY’s Finest is Pete’s first album in four years and is produced almost entirely by Pete himself, with one track contributed by DJ Green Lantern. Guests include Jim Jones, Styles P and Sheek Louch, Redman, Little Brother, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Papoose, and more. The album hits stores on Tuesday, February 26th via Nature Sounds records. Verizon subscribers can download the album starting this week using their VCast music store, and ringtones are available by texting the SMS codes below on most mobile carriers.

Pete discussed the inspiration and motivation behind NY’s Finest in recent interviews. “To me real music is the key because what’s done from the heart and soul is so important,” Pete explained to All Hip Hop, a theme he touched on again with “There’s a lot of the music today that sounds just effortless. It doesn’t stick to you and ten years from now it’s not even a classic.” NY’s Finest draws its inspiration as much from Pete’s status as one of New York’s finest producers, a title he’s earned as the producer behind several of hip hop’s classic tracks, as it does from the city of New York itself. “It’s an inspirational town, so you can’t help but to catch the feeling and do what you gotta do,” Pete commented in Bump Hip Hop.

Pete Rock will be making a string of promotional appearances including LA’s Fat Beats, New York’s Hot 97, NY’s Power 105 morning show, and performances at FYE Jersey City and New York’s Highline Ballroom.

Pete Rock appearances:

Wednesday, Feb 20 – Pete Rock on Sirius Satellite Radio (5:00 PM EST)
Thursday, Feb 21 – Cue Bar – Baltimore, MD (11:00 PM)
Friday, Feb 22 – Fat Beats LA – Los Angeles, CA (8:00 PM)
Saturday, Feb 23 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA (8:00 PM)
Sunday, Feb 24 – Pete Rock Live on NY’s Hot 97 (6:00 PM)
Monday, Feb 25 – Pete Rock on Sirius Satellite Radio (6:00 PM EST)
Tuesday, Feb 26 – Pete Rock in-store at FYE Records – Jersey City, NJ (6:00 PM)
Wednesday, Feb 27 – New York’s Power 105 Morning Show (9:00 AM EST)
Wednesday, Feb 27 – All the Right, Queens, NY (4:00 PM)
Wednesday, Feb 27 – Pete Rock on Sirius Satellite Radio (9:00 PM EST)
Thursday, Feb 28 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY (8:00 PM)
Friday, Feb 29 – Pete Rock on Sirius Satellite Radio (11:00 PM)
Saturday, March 1 – Cop Shop Records – Smithtown, NY (8:00 PM)
Friday, March 7 – The Turntable Club – Baltimore, MD (8:00 PM)

Listen to NY’s Finest

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)

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