Pete Rock is regarded as one of the greatest producers of all-time, he’s worked with nearly every every legend; from Run-D.M.C. to Nas. But the Chocolate Boy Wonder had never produced for Jay-Z, something he’s wanted to do for some time.
Pete can now mark that off the list, as this weeks G.O.O.D. Friday track “The Joy ” featured himself on the boards and Jay-Z on the mic. The critically-acclaimed song provides a good example to fans unfamiliar with the legendary producer how he earned the nickname Soul Brother.
Yesterday the Mount Vernon native took to Twitter to express his excitement for being a part of the song, and to say thanks.
i would like to thank everyone of u on twitter for the support on “The Joy” it really makes me feel good about hip hop,u guys give me
inspiration ,real talk!! God Bless Yall! Shout to Jay-Z for helpin me reach my goal lol,now i can say i worked with the big homie! One!
Mecca & The Soul Brother, the seminal debut LP from Pete Rock & CL Smooth was recently re-released in a deluxe version. The two disc set features a remastered album, the second disc is loaded with 12″‘s, instrumentals and a capellas, plus a book with in-depth liner notes from the artists, A&R Dante Ross and Brian Coleman and a poster.