Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient


Year : 1994
Label :
Elektra
Genre :
Hip-Hop
Style :
Jazzy Hip-Hop, Funk/Soul

Classic from Old School Hip-Hop, one of most renowned & masterpiece in the history of Rap music recorded by the pair DJ/MC Pete Rock & CL Smooth who split before this album. Titles include two featurings with Rob-O on Worldwide & In The Flesh (plus Deda). Each track is introduced by a sample of the original song. Produced by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, mixed by Jamey Staub & Rod Hui.
  • Pete Rock is an American DJ, record producer, and MC. He played from jazz into hip hop music, also known as jazz rap, along with the groups Stetsasonic, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots or Gang Starr. He played a large role in the fusing of jazz and funk music into Hip-Hop. He used many jazz samples such as Cannonball Adderley's Country Preacher, for the song Return of the Mecca, or Capricorn for the song In the House, Freddie Hubbard, Grant Green, Milt Jackson, George Benson, Deodato, Bob James...And many Funk/Soul artists as James Brown, Kool & The Gang, The Meters...After the pair split in 1995, Pete Rock became one of the finest producers in Hip-Hop. 
  •  C.L. Smooth is an american rapper & poet appeared as a guest on several albums whose Pete Rock' albums. He was invited to many featurings as Only the Strong Survive with DJ Krush (1996), All I Know on the DJ Jazzy Jeff album The Return of the Magnificent (2007) or Sky is Falling with Nujabes (2007). He released his debut solo album, American Me in 2007. 

01. In the House
02. Carmel City
03. I Get Physical
04. Sun Won't Come Out
05. I Got A Love
06. Escape
07. The Main Ingredient
08. Worldwide
09. All The Places
10. Tell Me
11. Take You There
12. Searching
13. Check It Out
14. In The Flesh
15. It's On You
16. Get On The Mic
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