After releasing the now-Grammy-nominated and the Anonymous Nobody... in September, De La Soul has tapped Pete Rock and Estelle for their latest music video.


De La Soul announced that they would be working on a new mixtape, “Premium Soul on the Rocks,” and they will solely be working with DJ Premier and Pete Rock on the project.      The group originally planned on releasing an EP, but those plans changed, according to XXL. They will begin working on the […]

They say you should never meet your idols because you’ll be disappointed, but anybody who met James Brown knows that old adage is a lie. Producers/DJs Pete Rock and DJ Scratch reflected on their first introduction to the Godfather of Soul and how he continues to inspire generations years after his passing. Pete Rock tried […]

If your mandate as an MC is to “Move The Crowd” there is no better tool to have in your musical arsenal than a segment of the Godfather of Soul’s sonic fabric. Whether it’s his frantic percussion, a horn stab, trance-inducing bass or one of his signature Gospel-flavored wails, James Joseph Brown, Jr. remains one […]

Somewhere on the outskirts of New York a hip-hop moment twenty years in the making is about to commence. It’s the kind of frosty, January night that inspired the uncompromising verses and beats that defined an era: “Escuchela La ciudad respirando….” In one part of town a leader of hip-hop’s new school, 9th Wonder, is holding a […]

Pete Rock’s informal relationship with jazz legend Roy Ayers began in the 1990s when he sampled his song “Searching” for his song of the same name from his 1994 album with CL Smooth, “The Main Ingredient.” Years later Pete was asked to perform at a tribute for Roy Ayers backed by Robert Glasper and the […]

The term “living legend” gets thrown around a lot in Hip-Hop, but only a handful of people can actually fit those kicks.  One of those is producer, rapper and DJ Pete Rock. Since his emergence under the late great Heavy-D, Pete has been responsible for albums, beats, songs and remixes that helped shaped what’s come to […]

There are few things Camp Lo are not strangers to. One would be the ideal of pushing fashion forward. By combining the slickness of the 90’s with the funk of the 70’s, Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede set the tone for every hipster breathing. Two would be the concept of having the sought after classic […]

  According to Sean Ryan of, Joey Bada$$ told Power 105’s The Breakfast Club  that he’s been working with Q-Tip and Pete Rock . He also said that Premo has been mentoring him about the music business. “Recently, I’ve been working with some legends – DJ Premier, Pete Rock. I got the chance to get in the studio […]

Super Producer Pete Rock was a guest on “Who We Got Wednesdays” for ESPN’s “First Take” to discuss the recent play of the Los Angeles Lakers. “Kobe is very talented and when he involves teammates things change,” Pete Rock said of the Lakers All-Star and his recent trend of passing before shooting. “Lakers are about […]

In the next episode of Torae’s “Off The Record” docu-series entitled “What It Sound Like,” the MC shares his life as a father and his humble beginnings as a rapper. WATCH: Torae Talks Losing Vision In Left Eye, Gun Violence In Projects [VIDEO] Episode 2 traces Torae’s journey as an MC, starting as a young […]

The drama between Lupe Fiasco and legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock is still going on. After Rock dissed Lupe’s remake of his “T.R.O.Y.” beat, Pete Rock told Sway Calloway that his emotions got the best of him when he laid the verbal smack down on Lupe Fiasco for his “T.R.O.Y.” sampling “Around My Way (Freedom […]