Pete Rock Recreates “They Reminisce Over You” Behind The Turntables (Video)

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Last Wednesday (May 22) at New York City’s Chelsea Music Hall, Pete Rock celebrated the release of his latest instrumental album, The Return Of The SP1200, with a party. Of course, Rock had to show off his DJing skills and have some fun of his own. He jammed with a band that included a respected cast of Daru Jones, Marcus Machado, and MonoNeon. Ambrosia For Heads was in the building to catch the momentous affair.

Meanwhile, “The Chocolate Boy Wonder” posted up behind the turntables and other sound-providing equipment. While spinning some records and showcasing his chops and scratching talents, Rock gave his crowd a smooth transition from a classic joint he sampled for one of his most beloved creations, 1992’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).”

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That Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth class samples Tom Scott & The California Dreamers’ brassy cover of the Jefferson Airplane track, “Today”. From Mecca And The Soul Brother, “T.R.O.Y.” features some legendary saxophone riffs that echo and loop throughout its benchmark Hip-Hop/Jazz fusion. P.R. shows off the beat connection between the brass heard on “Today” by playing his sample’s source, while flawlessly transitioning into his and C.L.’s homage to Heavy D & The Boyz’ “Trouble T. Roy,” who died from a fall in 1991.

Rock shows off his skills once again, as he casually allows “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” to play out. The cool, jazzy influence is definitely noted.

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