Iconic New York producer/deejay/emcee Pete Rock has announced a collaborative project with veteran Bronx duo Camp Lo. The group, called 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, has plans to release a summer album of the same name, in addition to a mixtape planned for March 22.

The trio began working together on Camp Lo’s 2009 single “On Smash” , which also featured D-Block’s Styles P.

According to sources close to the project, the work is largely influenced by 1970s and 1980s gang life in the Bronx, which was chronicled in a film of the same name. Tracks presently include “Mic Check,” “Pot of Butter” and “99 Bottles,” and there are 14 in total.

Pete Rock has another collaborative project planned for 2011 in Monumental with Brooklyn duo Smif N’ Wessun, as well as a “battle” project with DJ Premier.

[March 21]

UPDATE: Following the release of their well-received 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s mixtape, Pete Rock and Camp Lo are reteaming for a sequel. Though there is no release date, the two acts are working on the project, according to the veteran producer.

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