Mar 4, 2015

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother

As much as I was the first person I knew that was on to the duo, the world would catch up to me in 1992 with the release of Mecca & The Soul Brother.



f the nearly 80 minutes of hip hop brilliance weren’t enough, there are remixes that can, on most occasions, top the album versions.




One Friday night while fighting sleep, I was listening to a local radio program and heard For Pete’s Sake for the first time in basically 20 years. I had not listened to the Mecca & The Soul Brother in its entirety since its release.



I remember how amazed I was when I heard For Pete’s Sake for the first time. The song was out of this world to me. If memory serves, it is among the first half a dozen songs on the Mecca & The Soul Brother album. I was unable to identify sample sources at that time of my life.  Although there were remixes and other productions prior, I believe it was after hearing that song that I understood just how good a producer Pete Rock is. 

They don’t make hip hop albums or music like that anymore.


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The Suite Delight - December 17, 2013 (2):

1. Jemini The Gifted One – Funk Soul Sensation (Godfather Mix) 
2. Large Professor – Ijuswannachill 
3. Lord Finesse – Return of the Funky Man (Remix) 
4. Ice-T – Mind Over Matter (Remix) 
5. DJ Jazzy Jeff – She Was So Flyy feat. Kardinal Offishall 
6. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – The Creator (Slide To The Side Mix) 
7. The Roots – Here I Come 
8. Gang Starr – Form Of Intellect 
9. Planet Asia – Whirlwind Patterns 
10. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man 
11. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo – Money In The Bank 
12. Big Pun – How We Roll ‘98 
13. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?


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