Famed for their unique mix of funk and jazz samples taken from earlier generations’ hip hop, Pete Rock and CL Smooth are nothing short of pioneers within the genre. Boasting an arm length list of collaborators that reads like a hip hop hall of fame, with the likes of Wu Tang Clan, Notorious BIG, Nas and Public Enemy naming only a select few, the New York natives are not far behind their calibre. Together they’ve produced seminal albums such as Mecca & The Soul Brother as well as The Main Ingredient, and their bars are told over smooth beats of jazz infused rap.
Pete Rock and CL Smooth head to London’s Garage venue on Sunday 15th October, offering London an exclusive live show of their mixing and emceeing skills. This is their only date this year, so it’s an absolute must-see for hip hop diehards.
Photo courtesy of Pete Rock and CL Smooth