It’s not enough to say that Pete Rock stands as one of the most influential hip-hop producers of all-time. Indeed, such a vanilla proclamation is too limited in scope and impact; it simply doesn’t do the Mount Vernon, New York beat visionary justice. Like his peers Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Prince Paul, RZA, and J. Dilla, Pete is indispensable; a musical force who went beyond hit songs, musical trends and record sales. His soulful production style ushered in a new era of hip-hop.
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