Thanks to Fuse, We get insight from the legend to speak on his most prestigious work, Mecca and The Soul Brother( which Saturday is the 20 year anniversary of the project). Enjoy!
Thanks to the Fuse-run viral series “Crate Diggers” they caught up and sat down with the legendary Pete Rock to see what he got in his crates, his early days with cousin Heavy D, his love of funk, and a rare Marvin Gaye record.
Seeing as today is Good Friday, (friday before Easter Sunday) I figured CSNW should bring these back around and as Ye and his crew dropped their monstrous “Mercy” record yesterday I thought this would be a great opportunity to do this. Now before you get into these tapes please note that these tracks have been out for over a year, I’m just bringing them back around for the purpose of Good Friday.
Most of them have been on Ye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, others have appeared on his G.O.O.D. Friday series. Either way hit the jump for the tracklist for both projects. Appearances by Big Sean, Charlie Wilson, Common, Consequence, Curtis Mayfield, Cyhi The Prynce, Elly Jackson, Jay-Z, John Legend, KiD Cudi, Lloyd Banks, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie, Talib Kweli 2 Chainz & more. Hit The jump.
As promised, I told ya’ll I was going to give ya’ll something today. So with the G.O.O.D. Music family taking over the game right now i decided to put together part 2 of the “G.O.O.D. Fridays” music series. The tape has a couple unheard-of joints and features from Big Sean, Charlie Wilson, Common, Consequence, Curtis Mayfield, Cyhi The Prynce, Elly Jackson, Jay-Z, John Legend, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Lloyd Banks, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie & Talib Kweli. Enjoy.
Tracklist and where to get it after the jump.
Rounding out October’s weekly G.O.O.D. Friday music releases from Kanye West, the Pete Rock-produced record “The Joy” embodied the soul of 70’s with a sample lifted from Curtis Mayfield’s “Makings of You.”
Kanye is no stranger to Mayfield’s catalog—he’s previously borrowed “Move On Up” for “Touch The Sky” and a vocal sample from “Don’t Worry” for “Jesus Walks” off his debut LP. However, Pete Rock reveled that he had been holding onto his Mayfield reincarnation for well over a decade.
“First I want to say ‘rest in peace’ to Curtis Mayfield,” says Pete Rock. “To reuse something that inspired us as kids—a song that my Mom and Dad listened to almost every other day is a great feeling.”
“I had to bring that back and reintroduce it to the young generation. I want to say big-up to Kanye West and Jay-Z for getting on that beat,” he continues. “I actually had that beat since 1997. I’ve been sitting on it for years.”
While Rock admits that it’s a close call on who had the best verse on the track, he gives the top spot to Kanye, citing his clever wordplay as the determining factor that won him over. The two emcee/producers haven’t officially released any material together, but another future collabo is just in arm’s reach according to Pete.