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Oct
10

Pete Rock + CL Smooth Reunion Party

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Mezzanine
444 Jessie  Street
San Francisco, CA
Sunday October 10, 2010

Pete Rock + CL Smooth Reunion Party

Hosted by Phife Dawg

Door: 8:00PM
Ticket price: $10 Adv/ $15 Door
Tickets available on-line at: http://peterockclsmoothsf.eventbrite.com/
21+

We are proud to announce the Official Pete Rock & CL Smooth reunion party hosted by Phife of a Tribe called quest. Pete Rock & CL Smooth are two of the industries top rap collaborators, they formed their collaborative project in the early 90’s.

Hailing from “Money Earnin’” Mount Vernon, New York, this DJ-MC duo first made noise in the rap world on the 1991 EP, All Souled Out. It sold moderately well enough to justify Elektra Records clearing the way for 1992’s Mecca & The Soul Brother LP.

As a producer, DJ Pete Rock (Peter Phillips) tended to prefer obscure soul and jazz sides for sample sources, frequently making use of horn-driven hooks. Lead vocalist C.L. Smooth (Corey Penn) tended to be philosophical in his raps, and he mostly avoided profanity. Their signature hit was “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”, a dirge for fallen friends, specifically, Troy “Trouble T-Roy” Dixon, a dancer for fellow Mount Vernon, New York rapper and cousin of Pete Rock, Heavy D. (Dwight Myers).

1994’s The Main Ingredient was the follow up, and they appeared on a string of guest appearances for remixes, soundtracks, and other works. Public Enemy, EPMD, Heavy D and Johnny Gill were among the artists they collaborated with, and they can also claim credit for producing (and performing on) Run-DMC’s 1993 comeback single ‘Down With The King’. Despite all this, the duo failed to go gold on any of their own releases.


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