mecca and soul brother


Spider-Man #1: Nas’ Illmatic
All-New All-Different Avengers #1: The Roots’ Illadelph Halflife
All-New HawkEye #1: Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca & The Soul Brother
The Mighty Thor #1: Madvillain’s Madvillainy
Spider-Woman #1: Big Pun -Capital Punishment
Spidey #1: Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
Nova #1: J Cole - Born Sinner
Wolverine (or X-23?) #1 : DMX - Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood
Uncanny Inhumans #1 : Outkast - Aquemini
Uncanny Avengers #1 : Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show


Pete Rock & CL Smooth “They Reminisce Over You”

“T to the R the O-Y, how did you and I meet?

In front of Big Lou’s, fighting in the street”

1992 | Mecca and The Soul Brother

Kanye for Complex magazine (2011)

Below is an excerpt from Pete Rock:

“I know one of Kanye’s bodyguards, and he told me that Kanye was looking for me. I just grabbed this bag of discs—these discs hold at least 50 beats apiece—and went to Hawaii. [Laughs.] That was my first time ever going to Hawaii, so I was blown back by the weather and the beach. It’s a beautiful environment to make music in. I immediately said to myself, ‘This is why he’s here!’ No one bothers you and you’re free as a bird; an important part of being creative is being able to be free in a good environment where you can make music and there’s no interruptions or disturbance or anything. When I got there, Kanye was in the chair in the studio getting his hair cut. He played the ‘Power’ song from before he even put the lyrics on it and he was spittin’ the lyrics to me. I’m real critical of emcees, but when I hear Kanye spit, it opens me up like a flower, man. I used to hear him spit my name in his own records before he even got with me, and I used to say to myself, ‘Damn, he says my name in more than two or three records! Maybe he’s trying to let me know he wants to work with me.’ The studio kind of reminded me of back in the days when I used to work on three or four projects at once, doing it all in the studio. That’s what he was doing—running back and forth from room to room to room to room. He had Kid Cudi upstairs, he was working on his album downstairs, then doing a mix on another record, and it straight reminded me of what I used to do back in the ’90s. He played ‘Runaway’—and as soon as I heard the drums come in, I just started laughing. He used my drums from Mecca and the Soul Brother! I used these drums in an interlude before this record called ‘The Basement,’ and those drums come on before the song. I never heard anybody make a song the way he made it out of those drums. I thought that was genius.” 

anonymous asked:

Can you recommend some old school rap albums ?

Nas - Illmatic

Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous

MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday

KMD - Black Bastards

Eric B and Rakim - Paid In Full

Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded

KRS - One - Return of the Boom Bap

The Notorious B.I.G - Ready To Die

2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Gang Starr - Step In The Arena

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It

Ice Cube - Death Certificate

Warren G - Regulate… G-Funk Era

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Geto Boys - We Can’t Be Stopped

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

GZA - Liquid Swords

Method Man - Tical

Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers

Mobb Deep - The Infamous

EPMD - Strictly Business

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising

Run-D.M.C - Run-D.M.C

Cypress Hill - Black Sunday

Madlib - The Unseen

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth ‎– Mecca And The Soul Brother

OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation To Hold Us Down

A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory

Capone-N-Noreaga - The War Report

Dead Prez - Let’s Get Free

Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It

The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia

Souls Of Mischief - 93 ‘til Infinity

Big Pun - Capital Punishment 

Common - Like Water For Chocolate

The Firm - The Album

The Roots- Things Fall Apart

Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane

The Fugees - The Score

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen

Mos Def - Black On Both Sides

Mos Def and Talib Kweli - Blackstar

Digable Planets - Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

Onyx - Bacdafucup

Whodini - Escape

Biz Markie - The Biz Never Sleeps

MC Lyte - Lyte As A Rock

Vol. 2 - 90's Hip-Hop Albums.

Outkast - ATLiens

GZA - Liquid Swords

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother

Gang Starr - Moment of Truth

The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia

O.C. - Word…Life

Ghostface Killah - Ironman

Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East

Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep 

Today in Hip-Hop history. Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s critically acclaimed debut album “Mecca and the Soul Brother” was released under Elektra Records on June 9, 1992. Today marks its 22nd Anniversary.