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Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)

Here's a new single from Lupe Fiasco's upcoming Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. It's set to the tune of Pete Rock & CL Smooth's classic T.R.O.Y. Check out Around My Way. Related: Game - Skate On ft Lupe Fiasco (Prod. Pharrell) Here's the Pete... Read more

Nas performs New York State of Mind and Life’s A Bitch ft AZ at SXSW 2012 (Video)

Nas had an EPIC performance at SXSW last night. He performed Illmatic in its entirety and had not one but 2 DJs on the 1s and 2s. Those two DJs happened to be none other than Pete Rock and DJ Premier, who battled beat for beat mid-way through the show.... Read more

Joell Ortiz – You Can’t Stop the Prophet

The cats from Slaughterhouse have been taking their name really seriously lately. They've dropped several hot joints as a collective lately and Joell Ortiz is keeping the momentum going on the solo tip. Check out how he murders the track for the remix to Jeru tha Damaja's classic You Can't... Read more

Pete Rock & Smiff-N-Wessun – Top of the World ft Memphis Bleek (Video)

Here's a new video from the Pete Rock and Smiff-N-Wessun project that dropped last Summer. Check out Top of the World featuring Memphis Bleek. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FPKR6N_ZEo... Read more

Here’s an ill combo. Pete Rock blesses Blu with a track and Blu delivers, as usual. Check out The Clean Hand.

Here's an ill combo. Pete Rock blesses Blu with a track and Blu delivers, as usual. Check out The Clean Hand. Click here to download.... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Down With the King ft Tanya Morgan and 6th Sense

Here's another re-take on a Pete Rock track.  Nitty Scott, MC, Tanya Morgan and 6th Sense create their own version of Down With the King.  Check it out. Click here to download. Here's Run-DMC's original classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBCq-Z08OEs... Read more

Torae – That Raw

Wow. Pete Rock laced Torae with that BOOM BAP on That Raw. Check out this heat rock. Click here to download.... Read more

Pete Rock & Smiff N Wessun – Roses ft Freeway (Video)

Here's a new video from Pete Rock & Smiff N Wessun's dope Monumental album. Check out Roses featuring Freeway.... Read more

Pete Rock & Smiff N Wessun – Nighttime ft Buckshot

Here's a new video from the dope Monumental project that Pete Rock and Smiff N Wessun did together. Check out Nighttime ft Buckshot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TRC0XOCuuoU... Read more

Here’s a new joint from 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s (Pete Rock & Camp Lo) ft Rapper Big Pooh. Nuff Said.

Check out Booming System.  80 Blocks from Tiffany's dropped an album in March (click here to download it).  Booming System is from their forthcoming album. Click here to download.... Read more

Pete Rock and Smiff N Wessun’s Monumental album dropped today. Check out their new video for That’s Hard ft Styles P and Sean Price.

Click here to buy the album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q8FrM6lJdkg... Read more

Here’s another hot joint from Pete Rock and Smiff N Wessun.

Check out (I'm A) Stand Up Guy ft Black Rob.  The Pete Rock/Smiff N Wessun album, Monumental, drops tomorrow.  With Curren$y and Dom Kennedy also dropping, it's shaping up to be a Super Tuesday for hip-hop. Click here for more from Pete Rock and Smiff N Wessun.... Read more

Complex did an INCREDIBLE feature a few months ago where DJ Premier broke down the stories behind many of his classic tracks. Here’s their newest installment of the series and it features none other than Pete Rock.

In a pure coincidence, we also chose Primo and Pete Rock as the first 2 installments of our Producer Series playlists.  Click here for the Pete Rock playlist and here for the DJ Premier playlist).  See below for an excerpt from the Complex Pete Rock story where he talks about... Read more

Pete Rock teams with Smiff-N-Wessun, Sean Price and Styles P to bring some new heat from some familiar names.

Check out That's Hard. The Pete Rock/Smiff-N-Wessun album, Monumental, drops on 6/28.... Read more

EDO.G is back with on a vintage track from DJ Premier…it’s a perfect opportunity for a new installment of PREEM-EAR.

PREEM-EAR: EDO G "FAST LANE" It's been a minute, so if you don't recall or your new to AFH, PREEM-EAR is the column in which I break down DJ Premier tracks--many of which may not have gotten the shine they deserved.  Fast Lane is an exception because it's new AND... Read more

Camp Lo resurfaced recently with Pete Rock for the 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Mixtape.

They have a sequel to that mixtape forthcoming that features other producers.  Check out their first leak from that project, Tall Glasses, produced by Smoking Apples. Click here to download and click here for 80 Blocks From Tiffany's, Part 1, featuring Camp Lo rhyming over classic Pete Rock tracks.... Read more

Pete Rock and Camp Lo dropped a mixtape called 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the first video from their upcoming album of the same name.

Check out Mic Check. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC24lKyAhEI&feature=player_embedded Click here if you missed the mixtape.... Read more

It’s a great release day for hip-hop legends. In addition to Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock and Camp Lo just dropped a mixtape for 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s.

When you add the release of E-40's Revenue Releasin': Graveyard Shift, it's a real Super Tuesday. Click below to listen to and download the Pete Rock/Camp Lo mixtape and click here for a playlist with some of Pete Rock's best joints. Download Mixtape... Read more

Can’t wait for Pete Rock’s new album with Camp Lo next week? Check out this week’s playlist dedicated to some of his best joints.

Pete Rock is a DJ AND a Producer AND and an MC.  As a triple threat, he's one of the nicest to do it.   Here are some of his best productions (and co-productions) and turns on the mic.   80 Blocks From Tiffany's, his new album, drops Tuesday.  Until... Read more

If you are down with hip-hop from the 90’s, get ready. Pete Rock and Camp Lo are about to release a project together.

It's called 80 Blocks From Tiffany's and below are the intro and a song called Mic Check to whet your appetite for that good cookin'. In addition to the reference to the South Bronx, an interesting tidbit about the title of the album is it's a reference to the title... Read more

Hollyweerd’s Yellow Pages has a mid-90’s feel to it. Imagine a Southern Souls of Mischief spitting on a Pete Rock track…

Check out the video... http://vimeo.com/21012902 ...and the Pete Rock and Souls of Mischief comparisons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiTy71nSkKw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONpxDfhMjjk... Read more

There have been some clips floating around for a DJ set where DJ Premier and Pete Rock went head to head…Now you can see the whole thing.

This one is 2 hours long, but it's a music lover's dream.  It features everything from old soul classics to MJ joint to classic hip-hop. Check it out. http://vimeo.com/20735183... Read more

Reks has been MURDERING new tracks by legends like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, The Alchemist and more lately.

His new album also features tracks from other hot cats like Statik Selektah, Hi-Tek and Nottz. Now you can preview the whole album.  Click here to buy Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme. Reks 'Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme' by Brick Records... Read more

This week’s playlist was inspired by those lost Little Brother gems that dropped earlier in the week. It draws heavily on that deep, melodic 9th Wonder sound.

It draws heavily on that deep, melodic 9th Wonder sound, as well as his muse Pete Rock and others. You'll find some J-Live, Jay-Z (courtesy of 9th), Nicolay & Kay, The Foreign Exchange and lots of Little Brother (esp. from the Chittlin Circuit era). This one is for the love.... Read more

When’s the last time you heard a rap with no curses that wasn’t the “clean” version? Check out Lo Fi Love by Theo Martins.

He talks about Africa, family, faith and real life concerns without coming across as preachy. The verse and the track are on point.  It's a rare and good look. It's hard to believe but there used to be a time when cursing in hip-hop was rare...No judgments, just food for... Read more

Rewin(d) – AFH Samples (Video Playlist)

We recently posted a documentary about sampling so it seems fitting to make this week's playlist one dedicated to some classic samples. You'll find music sampled by Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, DJ Quik, Biggie, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Redman, Black Moon and more. The tracklist... Read more

Do you dig The Joy by Kanye West ft Curtis Mayfield, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson and KiD CuDi? Pete Rock's instant classic track was originally set for a group called Strong Arm Steady and was called "Makings of You." Check it out.

Props to NahRight.com for the scoop.  If you missed The Joy, do yourself a BIG favor and cop it right now here.  It's arguably the best of the G.O.O.D. Friday releases. 13 Makings of You by letskeepgoing Click here to download.  As dope as Pete Rock's production is, this track... Read more

Are you wondering why in the hell The Joy wasn't included on Kanye's album? Pete Rock has the answer (and you're gonna like it).

The mighty Pete Rock talks about working with Kanye on The Joy (arguably the best of the G.O.O.D. Friday gifts).  He also reveals that the track will be included on the upcoming Kanye and Jay-Z album called Watch the Throne which is rumored to be dropping this year (good G*d... Read more