Video: Young RJ ft. Pete Rock & Boldy James – Wait

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

As he prepares to drop his Blaq RoyalT solo project, Detroit’s Young RJ releases a video for his single “Wait” featuring Boldy James and Pete Rock. Look out for cameos from both of the late J Dilla’s daughters. The Slum Village member’s album is due out later this year.

Previously: Young RJ ft. Pete Rock & Boldy James – Wait

Styles P – Hold The Ghost

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

SP goes in over Smoke DZA and Pete Rock’s “Hold The Drums” on “Hold The Ghost,” his latest solo freestyle.

Listen below.

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Young RJ ft. Pete Rock & Boldy James – Wait

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Young RJ of Slum Village is joined by fellow Detroiter Boldy James and the legend Pete Rock on “Wait,” a new cut from his upcoming self-produced solo project, Blaq RoyalT. Listen below and look for the album to drop

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Behind the Scenes with Smoke DZA & Pete Rock

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Ahead of their release show for the new joint project Don’t Smoke Rock, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock gave Mass Appeal a peek behind the curtain as they rehearsed their performance. DZA speaks on his progression from carrying crates for Pete to recording with the legendary producer, capturing the essence of Harlem in the record and more.

Don’t Smoke Rock is out now.

Previously: Smoke DZA & Tech N9ne Freestyle Over Pete Rock Beats

Pete Rock Was In The Studio with Kanye

Thursday, December 8th, 2016


After a couple of weeks of making headlines for all of the wrong reasons, Kanye West appears to be back to work. Recently on his Instagram account, Pete Rock posted a trio of videos, one of which included the caption, “Playing 45s in da lab with Kanye West”. The three videos don’t actually show Kanye, but eagle-eyed posters over at the KTT forums noticed that a list written in a notebook sitting on the boards appeared to show a video game-themed tracklist of some sort.

Some have speculated that the list could be a working tracklist for Kanye’s Turbo Grafx 16 album, the one he teased following the release of The Life of Pablo earlier this year. It could also potentially be a list of games that he intends to sample for that or some other project. In any event, it looks like Ye is looking to chase his demons away with good old hard work. Continue below to watch the videos and check out the tracklist. Be sure to give the instrumental that is playing in the third clip a listen as well.

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Video: De La Soul ft. Estelle & Pete Rock – Memory Of…(Us)

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

After crushing a performance of the song on The Tonight Show with guest Estelle, De La Soul release an official video for “Memory Of…(Us)” that also features producer Pete Rock. Off the Grammy-nominated album …and the Anonymous Nobody, out now.

Previously: De La Soul Is Not Dead (Documentary)

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock – Don’t Smoke Rock (Album Stream)

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


The wait is over. Smoke DZA and Pete Rock deliver their long-awaited collaborative album a half-day early for the culture. The guest list on this is substantial with Jadakiss and Styles P, Dave East, Wale, Mac Miller, Rick Ross, Royce The 5’9 and Big K.R.I.T all showing up with contributions.

Stream Don’t Smoke Rock in full below and also check out the new video for “Limitless” with Dave East.

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Smoke DZA & Pete Rock ft. Rick Ross – Black Superhero Car

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016


There’s been nothing but fire coming from Smoke DZA and Pete Rock’s new joint project and that continues today. The pair link with Rick Ross on “Black Superhero Car”, the latest release from Don’t Smoke Rock, due out December 2nd.

Listen below.

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Video: Smoke DZA – Showoff Radio Freestyle

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

With their Don’t Smoke Rock project due in a couple of weeks, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock are out slapping skin to promote the project. Here’s DZA going in with a few quick verses on Statik Selektah’s Showoff Radio.

Previously: Smoke DZA & Pete Rock ft. Jadakiss, Styles P & BJ The Chicago Kid – Milestone

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock ft. Jadakiss, Styles P & BJ The Chicago Kid – Milestone

Thursday, November 10th, 2016


With their joint album Don’t Smoke Rock out December 2nd, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock liberate the second release from the tape, “Milestone” featuring Jadakiss, Styles P and BJ The Chicago Kid. This one is a neck snapper!

Listen below.

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