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Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun ft. Freeway: Roses (Music Video)

mtvU premiered a brand new music video off Smif-N-Wessun’s collaborative LP with Pete Rock, titled Monumental, which is out now. The Calvan Fowler-directed clip begins with two Muslims praying to Allah, before a Benz jeep, carrying Smif-N-Wessun, slowly cruises through a cemetery before stopping and the two emcees get out and break into “Roses”, which boasts a Osibisa sample and Freeway on the hook. Steele and Tek spit their verses as they roam around tombstones. Toward the end of the clip, Duck Down recording artists, along with actor Michael Rapaport, make cameos…
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Pete Rock, Smif-N-Wessun Release Statement Regarding Police/Fan Altercation In NYC

Late Tuesday (June 28), Pete Rock and Smif-N-Wessun had their album release party in New York stopped, and things got ugly … eventually resulting in altercations in and outside the venue between police and partygoers. As reported this week, videos surfaced online of the incident, showing what looked to be police brutality. Below an official statement, released on behalf of the acts, breaking down their version of what happened…
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Violence Erupts Between NYPD & Fans After Pete Rock Album Release Party

The NYPD isn’t always liked by hip-hop fans and/or artists, and the way things went down at the album release party for Pete Rock and Smif-N-Wessun’s Monumental on Tuesday (June 28), it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. According to Gothamist.com, police clashed with patrons outside of Tammany Hall in New York City’s Lower East Side earlier this week, resulting in arrests and — if videos are accurate — police brutality…
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Pete Rock, Camp Lo Team Up For Collaborative Summer Album

Legendary producer Pete Rock recently announced that he will dropping a collaborative album with popular 1990s Bronx duo, Camp Lo, best known for their 1997 crossover hit “Luchini.” According to TheBoomBox.com, the project will be titled 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, a nod to the legendary New York street gang documentary, which was recently released on DVD after years of unavailability. The album is heavily influenced…
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Pete Rock, DJ Premier Working On Joint Album

Legendary hip-hop producers, Pete Rock and DJ Premier, have announced plans for a joint project together. Rock broke the news on his Twitter page (@ChocBoyWunda) late Wednesday (June 30), saying: “Also Premiere and PR are making an album together, u heard right!!! Pete Rock Vs. Premiere! Hip Hop @ its best!! Ooohhh Boy!! I’m goin in!!” That’s all we know at this point…
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