Pete Rock Released ‘PeteStrumentals’ On This Date in 2001

Pete Rock Released 'PeteStrumentals' On This Date in 2001

PeteStrumentals is an instrumental hip hop album from hip hop producer/rapper Pete Rock, his second solo release. The album is the second installment of BBE Records Beat Generation series, following Jay Dee’s Welcome to Detroit album. The instrumental songs were originally recorded between 1990 and 1995, but were remixed and continued when putting together the album. All songs featuring vocals (The U.N., Freddie Foxxx, C.L. Smooth & Nature) were recorded exclusively for this project between 2000 and 2001.

There are two versions of this album. On the first version, twelve of the fourteen tracks are instrumentals, and the tracks “Cake” and “Nothin’ Lesser” both feature rapping from The UN. On the second, five out of sixteen tracks feature vocals from The UN, Freddie Foxxx, Nature, and Rock’s former partner, CL Smooth. The updated version of the album was a result of Rock being blown away by Jay Dee’s Welcome to Detroit which made him feel he needed to better his own contribution to the Beat Generations series.

The 10 year anniversary expanded and limited edition of PeteStrumentals was released on May 10, 2011. Featuring the original 2001 album tracks on disc one. Disc two is a bonus disc featuring all the 12″ inch singles from the album, including a remix of “Back on the Block” featuring CL Smooth, a clean version of “Cake” featuring The UN, and acappella and instrumental versions of “Back on the Block”, “Nothin’ Lesser”, “Mind Frame” & “Give it to Y’all”. Along with “Outro” instrumental.

PeteStrumentals 2, was released on June 23, 2015… “I’m gearing up for the release of Petestrumentals 2 with Mello Music Group.  The first single “One, Two, A Few More” is actually a beat I made in 1995 and just on for years waiting for the right moement.  Now I get the chance to release this and more new & unrelased music never heard by my fans with Mello. The instrumental LP will inspire the masses in anything you are doing.”

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