Legendary Hip Hop producer Pete Rock is back with his new single ‘The Xprt’ taken from the upcoming fourth instalment in a series of instrumental EPs, ‘Petestrumentals 4’.
A renowned producer lauded for his innovative production and impeccable ear, Pete Rock is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential hip hop producers of all time. A pioneer of fusing jazz, funk and soul into hip-hop, many see him as laying down the blueprint for soulful production in hip-hop. He revolutionized rap production through groundbreaking studio wizardry, made remixes matter more than the original songs, established ad-libs as a standard recording asset… the list goes on. Having worked with huge names including Run-D.M.C, Public Enemy, J Dilla and Busta Rhymes (just to name a few), Pete Rock’s work as a producer has translated into over 25 million albums sold worldwide and billions of streams.
The new single ‘The Xprt’, another sublime demonstration of his ability as a producer, beatmaker and innovative composer, offers an exciting first glimpse into the upcoming EP. Utilizing his unique ability to cut and layer samples, the tracks laid back beat, running bass line, twinkling keys and dappled scratches come together to create a chilled, bouncy and unmistakably Pete Rock soundscape.
With such huge influence as a producer, Pete’s solo material serves to only further enhance his reputation as an artist and a producer.
Listen to ‘The Xprt’ – BELOW: