Pete Rock x The Combat Jack Show & NPR's Microphone Check
Pete Rock gives fans a double dose of hip-hop history in two separate interviews. Stopping by NPR's Microphone Check to talk shop with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelly and chopping it up with Premium Pete and Combat Jack on the Combat Jack Show, Pete Rock drops priceless gems for that should excite anyone who considers themselves a fan of the culture. Both shows combined offer over three hours of solid gold. Combat Jack dropped the discussion with a great note about Pete Rock's sound, presence and influence on the culture:
From Run-DMC to Kanye West, Soul Brother No. 1 been the go to guy to to make classic material. On top of that, how many countless producers he inspired, from legends like J Dilla and Kanye West to innovators like Madlib? #NeverForget the rap giants he helped birth, like NaS, and the Notorious B.I.G. Pete talks being raised by mentor/family member, the late, great Heavy D, and being encouraged to rap by Grand Puba, the true soul that went into producing "They Reminisce Over You", and the uncredited classic hits you know but didn't know was a Pete Rock production. Another session of Rap History is in effect, pull up a seat and learn about your culture.
From his earliest days with Marley Marl and Heavy D to creating some of the most celebrated classics, Pete Rock gives two detailed accounts of how it all went down. Check out the tracks below to listen to a bit of his history in hip-hop. Stay tuned for more from Microphone Check and the Combat Jack Show.