Pete Rock

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Status Ain't Hood

Is A Rap American Idol Even Possible?

Twelve years ago, someone from MTV called me and asked me to come into their office. I went. I met Ashton Kutcher in the lobby.
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Wu-Tang Clan’s New Hulu Show Is Beautiful Mythmaking

There are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age,…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Fly Like An Eagle”

Steve Miller, one of the real majordomos of '70s rock and a far stranger artist than he's traditionally gotten credit for, turns 75 today. His…
Nate Patrin | October 5, 2018 - 10:45 am

More Pete Rock stories

Stream Smoke DZA & Benny The Butcher’s Pete Rock-Produced Statue Of Limitations EP

Pete Rock has been making music since the late '80s, and he's one of the greatest rap producers of all time. Together with his rapping…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2019 - 11:05 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Wu-Tang Clan’s New Hulu Show Is Beautiful Mythmaking

There are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age,…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm

Kanye West Returns To The Studio With Pete Rock And A List Of Videogames

Kanye West has barely been out of the hospital for a week, and he's already getting back to work. According to TMZ, the recovery process…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2016 - 7:11 pm

De La Soul – “Memory of…(Us)” (Feat. Estelle & Pete Rock) Video

A few months ago, De La Soul released their crowdfunded new album And The Anonymous Nobody (which was just nominated for a Best Rap Album…
James Rettig | December 8, 2016 - 10:07 am

Status Ain't Hood

“Juju On That Beat” And The Towering Legacy Of “Knuck If You Buck”

It showed up in the lower reaches of the Billboard top 10 last week: A giddy new dance-craze record, one made by a couple of…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 11:52 am

Panda Bear – “Crosswords (Pete Rock Remix)”

In the early '90s, the rapper and producer Pete Rock developed a warm, analog thump that was a huge influence on the sound of that…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2015 - 11:47 am

Mac Miller – “Melt” (Feat. Schoolboy Q) (Prod. Pete Rock)

Schoolboy Q recently showed up on one track from Mac Miller's surprisingly great recent mixtape Faces, and now we get to hear them on a…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Kanye West – “The Joy” (Feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson & Kid Cudi)

Another G.O.O.D. Fridays track from Mr. West, a man who you could say is overexposed, if you were a dick. This one features Jay-Z and…
Amrit Singh | November 1, 2010 - 11:43 am

Yo La Tengo – “Here To Fall (Pete Rock Remix)”

Legendary producer/emcee Pete Rock adds something new to the heavily textured "Here To Fall," the first track on Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs. Basically, it…
Brandon Stosuy | May 18, 2010 - 11:35 am

Kanye West Doing His Good Ass Job

About a year ago I joked that Kanye's Hype Williams-directed video for "Amazing," while featuring stunning aerial shots of a certain slice of Pacific paradise,…
Amrit Singh | April 7, 2010 - 10:35 am