In Hip Hop History Today “Pete Rock released PeteStrumentals” May 1, 2001
PeteStrumentals is an instrumental hip hop album from hip hop producer/rapper Pete Rock, his second solo release. The album is the second installment of BBE Records Beat Generation series, following Jay Dee’s Welcome to Detroit album. The instrumental songs were originally recorded between 1990 and 1995, but were remixed and continued when putting together the album. All songs featuring vocals were recorded exclusively for this project between 2000 and 2001. There are two versions of this album. On the first version, twelve of the fourteen tracks are instrumentals, and the tracks “Cake” and “Nothin’ Lesser” both feature rapping from The UN. On the second, five out of sixteen tracks feature vocals from The UN, Freddie Foxxx, Nature, and Rock’s former partner, CL Smooth. The updated version of the album was a result of Rock being blown away by Jay Dee’s Welcome to Detroit which made him feel he needed to better his own contribution to the Beat Generations series. Listen to Pete Rock PeteStrumentals above.