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Pete Rock On Style, Influences, Loving Hip-Hop

April 2, 2009

Producer/crate digger extraordinaire Pete Rock talks about his biggest contribution to Hip-Hop, keeping up with new trends in music, and the influences of Howie T, Marley Marl, and Rick Ruben on his style. 

Notable Quote:
"I really love Hip-Hop probably more than most.  That keeps me going, keeps the longevity, and just the fun of making music, creating something new, and putting it onto the world.  That gives me a rush."

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koolmark April 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm

one of the GOATS

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Rokwell April 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I read some where were it said that Kane takes Pete Rock drums and they asked him bout that. and he was kinda mad about that.

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Darth Vader April 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm

No Pete Rock I Love Hip Hop More Than You Soul Brother 1…

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Rokwell April 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm

In a newly-published interview at purist Hip Hop blog UnKut.com, legendary producer, emcee and deejay Pete Rock seems to be criticizing Kanye West, an artist who many critics have aligned as a disciple of the Chocolate Boy Wonder. The interview originally appeared in Hip-Hop Connections magazine.

After the interviewer mentioned that West had told Scratch magazine, “I’ll sample drums off of a Pete Rock instrumental album if they’re open,” the trailblazing New York producer stated, “I believe it! I hear my snares out there, and I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s fuckin’ crazy, man!’ I feel like that’s lazy shit. You obviously don’t love it as much as I do, because for you to not go out there and find it on your own…you’ll find so much if you just take the time out to go dig, man. We do all the hard work so y’all can just snatch our records up and listen for open snares and kicks? That’s some wack shit. I respect cats that come with their own sound.”

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TONY TRAXX April 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

ya’ll just trying to start some shit. im just waiting for the pete rock and cl smooth reunion. thats all imthinking about.who the hell cares about them sampling drums of each other or not.hip hop is sampling one way or another.whether irs keyboard’s drum machine’s or records.focus on the the positive.

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TONY TRAXX April 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

ya’ll just trying to start some shit. im just waiting for the pete rock and cl smooth reunion. thats all imthinking about.who the hell cares about them sampling drums of each other or not.hip hop is sampling one way or another.whether irs keyboard’s drum machine’s or records.focus on the the positive.

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Rokwell April 3, 2009 at 12:02 am

TONY what I didnt write that. That was written up in an article thats what pete Rock and who ever published the article wrote. aint no one trying to start nuthing its jsut facts man.

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tony traxx April 3, 2009 at 2:24 am

nah thats cool roc.i might have heard that too but i find it hard to believe konye would sample pet rock because konye sampls shaka cahn and shit like that lol

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Cai April 3, 2009 at 5:20 am

Kanye said he stole drums from Dre too…so who cares? Nice video, Pete Rock is what Hip Hop needs, thru this recession… He’s one of the best ever…

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TONY TRAXX April 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm

KONYE IS GAY AS A JAYBIRD A MOHAWK AND A PINK JACKET HE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN BEFORE HE DOES ANYTHING EALSE. I KNOW HE’S TRYING TO GO SOMETHING DIFFERENT BUT DAMN. AND LITTLE WAYNE IS A COKEHEAD.BOTH THEM MOTHERFUCKERS ARE WEIRD.

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Rokwell April 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

LOL ^^^

Yo brought this up cus Pete mentioned here that he digged Kaney and thats, that.

no Kanye (Koney) samples Open drum sounds not actual samples lol

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MB April 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm

WTF cares where drumsounds come from?
There’s no official rule for what you should sample.
Ive even sampled drumsounds from a Britney Spears record.
I dont give a damn, never heard people complain about me sampling drumsounds out of a A Tribe Quest song.

I filter/compress/process my drums first.
In the track the drumsounds get pitched up or down.
You would never recognize where the drums came from, not even the biggest cratedigger.

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