We caught up with Pete this week for a few questions asking him to look back, share what’s coming up, and let us know what’s good for the big night!
More info on Saturday’s event, including ticket link.
Giant Step: Looking back, what’s your fondest memory from recording Mecca And The Soul Brother?
Pete Rock: Working with Heavy D doing “The Basement” song.
GS: If you had to pick today, what’s your favorite track on the album and why?
Pete Rock: “Reminisce” is my favorite track because it is my tears on wax.
GS: To you, who was Pete Rock then and who is Pete Rock today?
Pete Rock: Pete Rock then was a young, excited DJ and producer trying to reach my goals. Today I am a father, husband, and legend trying to keep hip hop alive.
GS: We know it’s going to be hotness regardless, but what can folks expect to hear at LPR on saturday?
Pete Rock: Everything!!! The music I grew up with that influenced me. A special mix of my favorite songs off of Mecca And The Soul Brother and the music that inspired that album.
GS: Looks like Petestrumentals II is brewing. What’s in store? What can you tell us about the Petestrumentals of 2001 versus this new one?
Pete Rock: Yes, Petestrumentals II is creatively in the works. There won’t a be a huge difference, just a continuation from the first album.
GS: What else is new with you? Any other gems being concocted in the lab?!
Pete Rock: Yes, lots of projects are being developed. First one out this year is the Camp Lo project titled 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s. Working on a DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock project that will come out in late 2013. Also collaborating with Roy Ayers and working with Robert Glasper.