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Mecca & The Soul Brother

by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth

Mecca & The Soul Brother by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth

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Mecca & The Soul Brother

by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth

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Label: Rhino
"So lovely... that's how we do it in the Nineties," says Pete Rock on the glorious "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," a masterpiece that blends CL Smooth's memories of his stepfather with a tribute to the late dancer Trouble T-Roy. Heard today, Mecca sounds avant-garde as Pete layers bebop samples into "The Basement" and "For Pete's Sake," creating a noisy clutter akin to the cacophony of New York City. Heavily marketed upon its release, Mecca had limited commercial appeal. Nevertheless, it is a watermark of early '90s boom-bap that has influenced other artists ever since.

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"So lovely... that's how we do it in the Nineties," says Pete Rock on the glorious "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," a masterpiece that blends CL Smooth's memories of his stepfather with a tribute to the late dancer Trouble T-Roy. Heard today, Mecca sounds avant-garde as Pete layers bebop samples into "The Basement" and "For Pete's Sake," creating a noisy clutter akin to the cacophony of New York City. Heavily marketed upon its release, Mecca had limited commercial appeal. Nevertheless, it is a watermark of early '90s boom-bap that has influenced other artists ever since.

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About This Album

"So lovely... that's how we do it in the Nineties," says Pete Rock on the glorious "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," a masterpiece that blends CL Smooth's memories of his stepfather with a tribute to the late dancer Trouble T-Roy. Heard today, Mecca sounds avant-garde as Pete layers bebop samples into "The Basement" and "For Pete's Sake," creating a noisy clutter akin to the cacophony of New York City. Heavily marketed upon its release, Mecca had limited commercial appeal. Nevertheless, it is a watermark of early '90s boom-bap that has influenced other artists ever since.

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