Pete Rock, Pete Redman & DMC

This is gonna be a quick little write-up because time is limited right now. I got to the venue pretty late so most of the openers already performed. No big deal since I was only there to see Pete Rock. Surprisingly, it was really packed when I got onto the floor. Too bad this isn’t the norm at most shows. It was great to see people come out and support a legend though. I had to wait a bit for the last opener, Wale, to finish his set. Not going to say much about this cat since I wasn’t that impressed. But maybe that was due to fatigue from working all day. PR got on stage pretty quickly after Wale. After a short DJ set, he finally blessed us on the mic. One thing to note about the DJ set: Pete Rock didn’t bust out the Serato magic box but actually played real vinyl records! Go figure! But like I said, he went on to perform classic tracks like One In A Million, The Creator, his verse off the remix of Down With The King and, of course, They Reminisce Over You. Along with the older material, he did a lot of joints off his new album NY’s Finest, complete with guest appearances such as Styles P and Royal Flush. All in all, it felt like a short but solid set. Big ups to Erick Sermon and Black Thought, who were in the building. One last thing though. Before going into T.R.O.Y., Pete Rock spoke a little about his feelings towards CL Smooth. Apparently, they haven’t been cool with each other for quite some time. He even urged people to stop asking him about the dude. Anyone know the story behind this?

I was able to capture some good videos and will post shortly. Also, thanks to the technical advice of CVelasco, the audio will be solid. I know I’ve been slacking lately on posting videos but that’s what a regular 9 to 5 will do to ya. As always, check back here or stay tuned to our yout*be channel for updates. If you would like to be automatically notified of all video additions, just subscribe to the channel.

see also:
Pete Rock Live in NYC (2/28, 7pm)