Pete Rock Speaks on His Hits

Pete Rock

Pete Rock recently spoke with Complex about some of his biggest hits such as Jump Around, T.R.O.Y., and Down With The Kings.

Here he speaks on the impact of Straighten It Out:

Pete Rock: The CL joint is like one of my favorites because it touched on bootlegging, which still goes on today. I thought it would be a positive message to the people. Even in the video, we were walking down 125th St., and we see the Africans and we just start looking through our shit, and we start tearing up the whole motherfucking table, letting them know, “Y’all taking food out our mouths.” And doing that video in Harlem, in the town of black people, it was just beautiful. When you see stuff like that happening in the game you want to put a stop to it.

In related news, Pete’s album put up some dismal first week numbers.


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74 Responses to “Pete Rock Speaks on His Hits”

  1. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    yep

  2. cMac Says:

    im here to claim my “L”

  3. Foekist Says:

    damn i was just knockin that “straighten it out” yesterday. brings back so many memories

  4. Big Homie Says:

    3,900 copies?? Damn

  5. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    **daps cmac***

  6. D. Billz Says:

    He gon’ be here Friday. Once again I’ll be in attendance. Slizzy.

    get down on da ground

  7. cocca88crazy88SINCE88 Says:

    i….like….pussy. (turns up The Pimp)

  8. green eyes Says:

    cool pic

  9. KilluminattI7 Says:

    @JayDeez: where u used to see her at on campus HS or College??
    Either way you’sa a Lucky mahfucka…SMH

    @Mac: I cayn’t get in there either (nhjic)

  10. Da PartyStarter Says:

    speaking of comebacks, tell ya moms I’m not paying to dryclean her Fubu nightgown- she shoulda taken that shit off before we smashed….

    ***Starts singing “Sexual Eruption” whow-oh, whoa oh (no
    ^^^^^

    *Coughs and laughs at the same time, cause spittle and mucus to inadvertently choke(none) me, blood vessel rupture in my eyes giving way to thoughts of strangulation. I choke and point to my neck area as horrified co-workers scramble for help. Coroner arrives and announces,”Time Of death…”

  11. green eyes Says:

    whos got the new snoop?

  12. Foekist Says:

    The CL joint is like one of my favorites because it touched on bootlegging, which still goes on today.

    $$

    sheeeeit, everybody was clownin bootleggers back in the day. Muthafuckas in the industry would KILL to have those days back in hindsight I betcha… I wish bootleggers were all people had to worry about.

    Bootleggers was mostly in economically oppressed areas, in the burbs mofo’s still bought records, now even broke mofo’s wit AOL dial up is downloadin whole albums, lol

  13. Ghost Writer Says:

    *Coughs and laughs at the same time, cause spittle and mucus to inadvertently choke(none) me, blood vessel rupture in my eyes giving way to thoughts of strangulation. I choke and point to my neck area as horrified co-workers scramble for help. Coroner arrives and announces,”Time Of death…”

    ^
    LMAO…..

  14. ThatDude Says:

    discurtis.com sut down?!?

  15. JayDeez Says:

    KilluminattI7 Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    @JayDeez: where u used to see her at on campus HS or College??
    Either way you’sa a Lucky mahfucka…SMH

    ^^^

    College.

  16. Big Homie Says:

    green eyes Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    whos got the new snoop?

    ^ That’s what I am trying to figure out as well.

  17. green eyes Says:

    # Big Homie Says:
    March 5th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    green eyes Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    whos got the new snoop?

    ^ That’s what I am trying to figure out as well.

    ^ ive seen a few clean versions floating around but i hate those. if you get it befire me.. you know what to do

  18. Ghost Writer Says:

    Pete got a album out? Oh man……where’s my late pass….

  19. D. Billz Says:

    damn i was just knockin that “straighten it out” yesterday. brings back so many memories

    ^One in a Million and I Got a Love were made for cruising.

  20. KilluminattI7 Says:

    discurtis.com sut down?!?

    ^^^
    2X fuckery should begin in

    5……

    4…..

    3….

    2…

  21. Big Homie Says:

    ive seen a few clean versions floating around but i hate those. if you get it befire me.. you know what to do

    ^ Same here. I know what to do alright ;)

  22. G7 Says:

    damn, Pete did Havoc numbers….even less.

  23. KilluminattI7 Says:

    ^^^

    College.

    ——–

    Oh okaay Knoxville thats wassup..

    I thought they said few yeaars ago back then she was wit some African dude

  24. sooch Says:

    Not one of his finest works.

  25. Ghost Writer Says:

    Testing testing 1, 2, 3 (c) Akon

  26. Boosie Says:

    4,000 copies aint that bad considering how many people knew about it….His type of music is not meant nor made for the masses.

  27. JayDeez Says:

    green eyes Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    whos got the new snoop?

    ^ That’s what I am trying to figure out as well.

    ^^^

    I can’t listen to snoop. Some of his songs are aight or even hot but.. he is a horrible rapper… yeah i said it… even on Doggystyle he was just okay, based on rawness (no), flow, and (hate using the term) swag. But ever since, his lyrics is just garbage and i dont even like the way he flow. And i’ll listen to “non-lyrical” rappers. but not snoop.

    He’s had a pass ever since / because of Doggystyle.

  28. Ghost Writer Says:

    Pete Rock did some Dip Set numbers on that one…..dang

  29. D. Billz Says:

    Co-sign Boosie. Especially if he released it independently.

  30. Ghost Writer Says:

    JayDeez Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    green eyes Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    whos got the new snoop?

    ^ That’s what I am trying to figure out as well.

    ^^^

    I can’t listen to snoop. Some of his songs are aight or even hot but.. he is a horrible rapper… yeah i said it… even on Doggystyle he was just okay, based on rawness (no), flow, and (hate using the term) swag. But ever since, his lyrics is just garbage and i dont even like the way he flow. And i’ll listen to “non-lyrical” rappers. but not snoop.

    He’s had a pass ever since / because of Doggystyle.

    ^
    Co-sign 87%

  31. spotrusherz Says:

    it’s “down with the kinG”, simon.
    and ny’s finest is zzzzzzzzzzz for the most part. sorry, pedro.

  32. catch22 Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    Co-sign Boosie. Especially if he released it independently.

    ^^

    if not, he made about enough doe to buy a value meal at mickey d’s

  33. cMac Says:

    KilluminattI7

    I took it down, I have to edit it, then I’ll have it back up for good. later today.

  34. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    in related news and I hate to say but I spit the truth, The Pete Rock album sucked Orangtan balls, ya those orange baboon ugly looking mothafucka’s…….*daps All* Lets keep it Trill, I am bring trill back into my lexicon since I dropped it back in 05 not unlike, Swang & Bang, Chunk a Duece, the Tamale Kingpin aka the Ghetto Vaquero, Grill, Candy Paint, Promethizene Lean……..

  35. D. Billz Says:

    LF: “So Seductive” is still a banger.

    *does Yayo Flava Flav dance*

  36. RIGZ Says:

    ….Pete Rock, this ones for the crew

    *Straighten It Out*

    *Buttery Horn Riff*

    Say Whhhaaaaaaaaaattttttttt…?

    *Straighten It Out*

    **Buttery Horn Riff**

    Say Whhhhaaaaaaaaaaatttttttt….?

  37. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    Seductive sucked but I know you Dont love me was a banger, No Unit Riding!

  38. cMac Says:

    i’m out folks

  39. JayDeez Says:

    KilluminattI7 Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    ^^^

    College.

    ——–

    Oh okaay Knoxville thats wassup..

    I thought they said few yeaars ago back then she was wit some African dude

    ^^^

    Wait Killum.. I”m confused…

    *goes to google*

    Wow… LOL… when i said TU i meant Temple Univ. Coincidentally, she plays for Tennessee Univ. LOL. And the girl im talkin bout, i’m not sure if her name is even Candace now, i mightve been thinkin of Candace Dupree (who dont look good) but played for Temple and now in the league.

    Smh… Eskay please delete all related comments. Thanks.

  40. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    I like those wool jackets/coats double breasted types, straight up dope. Too Bad its lovely in Southern Cali, no need for it

  41. Boosie Says:

    # JayDeez Says:
    March 5th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    green eyes Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    whos got the new snoop?

    ^ That’s what I am trying to figure out as well.

    ^^^

    I can’t listen to snoop. Some of his songs are aight or even hot but.. he is a horrible rapper… yeah i said it… even on Doggystyle he was just okay, based on rawness (no), flow, and (hate using the term) swag. But ever since, his lyrics is just garbage and i dont even like the way he flow. And i’ll listen to “non-lyrical” rappers. but not snoop.

    He’s had a pass ever since / because of Doggystyle.
    __________________________________________________________

    I think Snoop doesnt put that much effort into his raps no more…Cause I think I seen one time where he was in the booth with fred Durst and he spit a verse but it was off the top of his head, but in reality he was just flipping words and it didnt really make much sense….Everybody was going wild like it was the best thing ever…

    Snoop has branded himself….But he relies on Flow alone, and the lyrics are not up to par…He doesnt put his time into making good music.

  42. D. Billz Says:

    catch22 Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    D. Billz Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    Co-sign Boosie. Especially if he released it independently.

    ^^

    if not, he made about enough doe to buy a value meal at mickey d’s Top Ramen at Pathmark.

  43. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    Crooked I called out Snoop on his lyrical ability. the Bossacre mixtape is all lyrics and spit nothing else so it left alot to be desired IMO. Crooked I has spit to him no doubt but he isnt in the Game’s League, IMO.

  44. catch22 Says:

    snoop style is so fuckin wack. cant thing of a word to rhyme? just throw a couple of izzle dizzles in there, or just spell out S-N-double-O-P D-O-double-G.

  45. RIGZ Says:

    Snoop has branded himself….But he relies on Flow alone, and the lyrics are not up to par…He doesnt put his time into making good music.

    ^^^^

    I think Snoop is more about making good music than good lyrics.

    “R & G” was an amazing album. Real Talk.

  46. PHOENIXXX Says:

    I’ve just come to realize what a bitch Fat Joe is

    nigga whole reason for steppin to Pappoose was cuz he laughed at 50′s jokes

    thats some real female shit

    smh @ this fat faggot

  47. catch22 Says:

    Crooked I has spit to him no doubt but he isnt in the Game’s League, IMO.

    ^^
    he needs more butterfly tattoos

  48. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    I am going to go out on a limb and say all White Sports Journalist would suck Brett Favre’s dick

  49. spotrusherz Says:

    >>>I can’t listen to snoop. Some of his songs are aight or even hot but.. he is a horrible rapper… yeah i said it… even on Doggystyle he was just okay, based on rawness (no), flow, and (hate using the term) swag. But ever since, his lyrics is just garbage and i dont even like the way he flow. And i’ll listen to “non-lyrical” rappers. but not snoop.

    >>>He’s had a pass ever since / because of Doggystyle.

    i agree… i can still bump his shit though but it’s definitely on the strempfh of his beats

  50. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    “R & G” was an amazing album. Real Talk.

    ^^ Yup but Blue Carpet Treatment was better, for real though.

  51. JayDeez Says:

    You right Boosie. Yeah i saw something similar the other night.. he just got in the booth real quick and was messin around freestyling. Sounded just like any verse you would hear from him on an offical recording. I dont think he try too hard… shit i guess he dont have to.

  52. cMac Says:

    ^# Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:
    March 5th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I am going to go out on a limb and say all White Sports Journalist fux would suck Brett Favre’s Marlo’s dick

  53. catch22 Says:

    did you see that one monday night game, where they had his wife in the booth? tony kornheiser and mike turico had favre’s nuts on their chin the whole night. shits disgusting b (c) boosie

  54. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    Brett Favre made the first football with his bare hands

    Brett Favre once drank a 30 pack before a game and threw for 4 touchdowns

  55. catch22 Says:

    brett farve just surpassed chuck norris as the toughest man alive

  56. RIGZ Says:

    Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    “R & G” was an amazing album. Real Talk.

    ^^ Yup but Blue Carpet Treatment was better, for real though.

    ^^^^^

    Yeah, I agree.

    I just said “R&G” cos that was a real music / vibe orientated album that was iller than most “lyrical” LPs released around the same time. People slept on how nice that album was.

    Blue Carpet Treatment was ill aswell though.

  57. catch22 Says:

    nigga whole reason for steppin to Pappoose was cuz
    ^^
    he got an album coming out.

  58. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    I never watch Packer Games I dont know what year it was but I was watching and was like how can this Buck guy do the play by play with Favre’s nuts squared deadly upon his chin….shiettttttttttttt

  59. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:
    March 5th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I am going to go out on a limb and say all White Sports Journalist would suck Brett Favre’s dick

    ^^^

    I swear …SI’s Peter King fucks Favre on the regular. It’s disgusting how much he stans for that man.

  60. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    John Madden sucked Brett Favres dick then regurtated the jizz on his yearly thanksgiving Turdurken so everybody could taste the genius of Favre

  61. JayDeez Says:

    John Madden sucked Brett Favres dick then regurtated the jizz on his yearly thanksgiving Turdurken so everybody could taste the genius of Favre

    ^^^^

    *death to the 10th power*

  62. Plug Says:

    Farve is my favorite football player of all time…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvDOHYy49V0

  63. RIGZ Says:

    …With Arms like Brett Favre, “Gotta make your Lambo leap” niggas…

    Who is Brett Favre????

  64. catch22 Says:

    Plug Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    Farve is my favorite football player of all time…

    ^^
    you and everybody else this week.

  65. BabyDoll Says:

    RIGZ Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    …With Arms like Brett Favre, “Gotta make your Lambo leap” niggas…

    Who is Brett Favre????

    ^*record stops abruptly*
    *awkward silence*

  66. D. Billz Says:

    R&G was highly underrated.

  67. ElectroGremlinCS88 Says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! OOOOOOOOO! OOOOOO!

  68. cocca88crazy88SINCE88 Says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  69. D. Billz Says:

    BabyDoll Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    RIGZ Says:

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    …With Arms like Brett Favre, “Gotta make your Lambo leap” niggas…

    Who is Brett Favre????

    ^*record stops abruptly*
    *awkward silence*

    ^LMAO…

    smh @ the Euros

  70. crazy88SINCE88 Says:

    WOOOO!

  71. D. Billz Says:

    catch22… oh shit, what it is? Been a minute…

  72. green eyes Says:

    # D. Billz Says:
    March 5th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    R&G was highly underrated.

    ^coign

  73. KilluminattI7 Says:

    LMAO @ BD

    Exactly.

  74. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    These old Elzhi mixtapes are official (courtesy of MTF’s homie):

    stuntinonprose.com/index.php?paged=2

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