Happy 45th Anniversary to James Brown’s Funky Drummer!!

2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the iconic record Funky Drummer. Soul Brother #1 and others reflect on the iconic tune and it’s importance to Hip Hop.

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Petestrumentals 2

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Album in stores June 23rd on Mello Music Group. Album will be available on iTunes and your local music store.

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Pete Rock Announces ‘Village Soul’ DJ Residency In NYC

 

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Are You Ready For Another Treat from Pete Rock?

Once a month Pete Rock and his favorite guest DJ alongside Deadly Dragon Sound will play the finest in Soul, Reggae & Hip Hop hosted by The 303 at Louie & Chan, located where the lower east side and old Chinatown connects; and its free and open to NYC music elite (RSVP is mandatory and is the only requirement).

Pete Rock was asked why he decided to launch this type of DJ residency here in NY, he says “I love Soul, I love Reggae and you know I love Hip Hop. I don’t think enough DJ’s are playing what they love and what they have been inspired by. I am going to have a place for them to come, DJ and chill. That’s my life and passion and I am going to continue to share it with my hometown and world. And yes we are playing vinyl.”

This Friday November 7, Pete Rock’s guest will be DJ Muro from Japan. Late night dining will be available from 12 to 2am and it will be the first of many great NYC nights.

Don’t Miss It!

Also, be sure to listen to Pete’s new Time Is Illmatic mixtape: https://soundcloud.com/officialpeterock/time-is-illmatic which was premiered by Complex.com last week.

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Get Ready For Another One Of Pete’s Treats!

Erik Parker, One 9 & Nas film documentary, Time Is Illmatic, takes you into the heart of Nas’ creative process for his groundbreaking and undisputed classic debut (Illmatic) and it is a thrilling account of his evolution from a young street poet to a visionary emcee. Pete Rock pays homage with his brand new Time Is Illmatic mixtape.

Pete Rock’s new Time Is Illmatic mixtape includes contributions from the holy trinity of producers who contributed to Illmatic (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, DJ Premier, L.E.S.) and brings things full circle twenty years after Illmatic’s release.

Pete Rock adds “I was motivated to produce this mixtape because Time Is Ilmatic is a part of hip hop history that everyone should know about; and have in both their music and now film collection.”

Take the #Illmatic journey home with @Nas#TimeIsIllmatic, now available on @iTunesMovieshttp://bit.ly/1xSyoiJ 

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Pete Rock & DJ Scratch Remember Their First Meetings With James Brown

It’s no secret that James Brown, The GodFather of Soul has been a major influence to Pete Rock arguably the most Soulful hip hop musician of all time. As James Brown’s highly anticipated Biopic “Get On Up” premieres today, Pete Rock reflects on his meeting with his hero:

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Enjoy Pete Rock’s “James Brown Tribute” Mix and be sure to visit peterock.com for your Soul Brother Logo Tee.

Fun Facts:

  • Pete Rock met James Brown at seven years old.
  • Google Soul Brother #1 under images you’ll find two categories. James Brown and Pete Rock.
  • Pete Rock has the Soul Brother logo tattooed on his arm
  • Pete Rock was ranked # 1 on soultrain.com ’s Top 40 Most Soulful Hip Hop Artists

 

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All Souled Out turns 23!

Pete Rock & CL Smooth released their debut EP “All Souled Out” 23 years ago on this day. Today we celebrate the iconic group and this classic EP.

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DJ Premier vs Pete Rock Australian Tour 2014

DJ Premier & Pete Rock kicks off tonight in Perth.

Tour Dates: 

Thu 1 May @ Capitol, Perth
Fri 2 May @ 170 Russell, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*
Sat 3 May @ The Hi-Fi, Sydney
Wed 7 May @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne *2ND SHOW*
Thu 8 May @ HQ, Adelaide
Fri 9 May @ Oh Hello!, Brisbane *VENUE CHANGE*

For tickets please visit: http://www.frontiertouring.com/collusion

 

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Pete Rock Honors Roy Ayers With Tribute Mix and T-Shirt

Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is one of the most celebrated and respected jazz artists and known to many as the Godfather of Neo-soul. In the 60’s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70’s/80’s. Roy Ayer’s is arguably the most sampled jazz artist of all time alongside James Brown. Many of Ayers’ songs including: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, ”Searchin,” & “Running Away” have been repeatedly sampled and remixed by producers and DJ’s worldwide!

Likewise, Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip-hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. He has arguably pioneered the fusing of jazz, funk and soul into hip-hop. His blend of jazz, soul and rap music unites people across race, class, gender, nationality and geography. Pete’s sound laid the foundation for how rap songs are structured, how remixes are measured, and how crowds are moved. Pete is equally lauded by musicians and recording artists. Pete was brought into the rap game by the late great Heavy D, his cousin. His bond with CL Smooth gave the world three classic albums: All Souled OutMecca & The Soul Brother and The Main Ingredient. He has joined musical forces and toured with legends as different from one another as Roy Ayers and DJ Premier. As producer, he has recorded several albums that expand and deepen the mosaic of hip-hop music, confirming him as an artist in his own right and solidifying him as a global treasure to lovers of modern Black music worldwide.

When Pete Rock was first asked to perform in a tribute for Roy Ayers backed by Robert Glasper in 2009 he was beyond honored. They tore down the house in NYC and it was here they met for the very first time at this Roy Ayers tribute performance. The exchange and dialogue between each other regarding music history and its continuum was quite remarkable to watch. In the summer of 2011 the duo decided to tour Europe together performing jazz, soul and hip-hop in venues like London’s famed Jazz Café to Rotterdam’s beloved North Sea Jazz Festival. In support of their touring efforts the Roy Ayers & Pete Rock tee was born.

In honor of Black History Month, we pay homage to these two musical gods. Get yours now sold exclusively on http://pete-rock.myshopify.com

Pete Rock’s Roy Ayer’s Tribute Mixtape:

*Tee Design by 503 Collective

 

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Remembering J Dilla…

This past friday (February 7) we celebrated what would have been James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla’s 40th birthday. Today (February 10) marks the 8 year anniversary of his untimely death .

If you couldn’t be in Detroit for the annual #DIllaDay festivities and was unable to tune into BackSpin Sirius XM, check out Pete Rock’s exclusive tribute Dilla Mix below.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

“Lightworks” Cover art by Fuse Green @fusegreen

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Pete Rock Shop- Pending Orders

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We would like to thank all of you for your support of #PeteRockAndCLSmooth Reunion tour and our exclusive tour merch. Due to a technical glitch our server continued to show out of stock items as available. Our manufacturing team will have new items available to ship no later than January 3, 2014,  We sincerely apologize for the delay in fulfilling orders and would like to offer those currently waiting for their orders to be fulfilled a complementary tee. We thank you for your patience and support of Pete Rock & CL Smooth. If you have any questions concerning your order please email: store@peterock.com.

Happy Holidays to you & yours.
Pete Rock & The Bounce Media Inc. Team.
#MuchLoveAndRespect

 

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