Living legend Peter Phillips, aka Pete Rock, was instrumental in pioneering and popularizing the infusion of jazz into hip hop during the early ’90s. It all started when Phillips prominently featured jazz and soul samples along with more traditional beats and scratches on Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s 1991 debut EP, All Souled Out, which featured samples from Freddie Hubbard, Lou Donaldson, James Brown, The Meters, and more. Since then, Pete Rock has released four solo albums, including 2001’s notable PeteStrumentals, and amassed a production catalogue boasting collaborations with Tupac, Talib Kweli, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Kayne West, and Jay-Z.
On Thursday, Pete Rock is throwing down at Bardot as part of the venue’s Living Room Session series, and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter to win, simply shout “Pete Rock!” in the comment thread of this post. Make sure to use your real email address so that we can get in touch if you win. We will announce the winner, chosen at random, on Thursday morning on the Beached Miami Facebook page. Until then, get all souled out.