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Elektra

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother | Elektra Reissue

$45.00

Elektra

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother | Elektra Reissue

$45.00

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Mecca and the Soul Brother is the critically acclaimed 1992 debut album from the Mount Vernon duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth. The album contains their best known song, "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)." Mecca and the Soul Brother has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. The album was mostly produced by Pete Rock and Executive Produced by DJ Eddie F of Heavy D & the Boyz (co-group member with Trouble T-Roy).

Mecca and the Soul Brother followed on the heels of the duo's EP; All Souled Out, released in 1991. Despite being a critical success, it had little commercial success in comparison to other noteworthy releases of 1992, such as Dr. Dre's The Chronic. The first single, "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)", a dedication to their deceased friend; Trouble T Roy (a dance member of Heavy D. & The Boyz), has gone on to become not only their signature hit, but also one of hip hop's most highly regarded songs.

Other topics on the album range from life in the ghetto ("Ghettos of the Mind"), the teachings of the Nation of Islam ("Anger in the Nation"), bootlegging ("Straighten It Out"), and love ("Lots of Lovin'"). - Wiki

“The songs are connected and the album is propelled forward by Rock's quick, soul-tight interludes; these are usually bits of old R&B and soul tunes but sometimes they're spoken pieces or spontaneous, freestyle sessions. These interludes provide a sort of dense spiritual tone and resonance in the album that is not religiously based at all, but fully hip-hop based, emerging from the urban altars that are the basements and rooftops of the city.” - AllMusic

Item description:

Artist:

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Title:

The Main Ingredient

Label:

Elektra

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 2012 | Original - 1994

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop, Boom Bap

Catalog No:

7559-61661-1

Condition:

New