If there’s any video you should watch today, it should definitely be this one. Complex TV’s latest Magnum Opus episode spotlights Pete and CL as they wax poetics and speak on the creation of one of the best songs of all time.
Complex TV’s “Magnum Opus” series continues next week, as they sit down Pete and CL to discuss the making of one of the greatest
hip hop songs of all time. The full episode drops June 10th.
A few weeks ago the Chocolate Soul Brother was among the many stars – including Cam’ron, Solange and Ryan Hemsworth – invaded the W Hotel in Manhattan for the Boiler Room’s Do Not Disturb event. You may want to press play on this one if you’re bored and stuck at your seat at your job…
Smoke DZA and Pete Rock link up for a little loosie off that Funk Flex tape.
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Troy Ave and his crew, the Brick Squad Boyz, will drop their debut compilation this Friday (March 1st).
First DJ Premier, now Pete Rock? Someone is gunning for that “classic debut album” crown this year it seems.
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In case the other 3% of you don’t know, I am of Nigerian descent (another odd tidbit? I’m actually considered “royalty” out there, thanks to my mother’s grandfather being a high-ranking chief of his village). I actually did not discover rap until my elementary/junior high years, when my oldest sister dubbed a copy of Ready To Die by The Notorious B.I.G. and The Score by The Fugees. Prior to that, I was largely exposed to the sounds of Afrobeat and Nigerian folk music via my family (and extended family), and traditional top-40 pop songs courtesy of my sisters.
The best part about growing up listening to songs from Fela? Discovering that, years later, those same songs would provide the backdrops for some of my favorite rap cuts ever.
Nottz checks in with Pete Rock in NYC for a clip off his In My Mind EP.
Pete Rock joins Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First Take to discuss Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
You know? I wish Non-Phixion never split up. The Future Is Now was dope. Enough reminiscing, though, and enjoy this track from Ill Bill off his upcoming The Grimy Awards album. Props to ‘Plex Row.
On this one the P to the R talks about his work on Watch The Throne (one of the album’s highlights in my opinion – M), the late J Dilla and his cousin Heavy D.
You already know that nobody reminisces like the Soul Brother.
Major props to Media Gasface for these dope viral videos. I can’t say that enough.