Ticket giveaway: Pete Rock at Bardot

By | April 3rd, 2012 | 14 Comments

Making 'em shout since '91's All Souled Out, Pete Rock will perform at Bardot on Thursday night. -- photo via myspace.com/petestrumentals

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.

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