From Mt. Vernon to Japan and everywhere in-between, Pete Rock aka Soul Brother #1 is highly regarded as one of the best producers ever and it was an honour to hear him speak in Atlanta this past weekend at A3C.
His work as a member of the legendary duo “Pete Rock & CL Smooth”, contributions as a producer to many of hip hop’s greatest artists and overall impact on our culture are just a few reasons that make intimate + personal appearances like this special.
A few memorable pieces from the convo:
- DJ Premier & Diamond D are two of his favourite producers to work with
- Kendrick Lamar is one of his favourite new artists
- He still digs (collects/buys records) and finds the best stuff overseas (Mentioned Japan and UK as great places to find gems)
- After getting jumped, T-Roy told him “You better go find that guy and whoop him or I’m gonna whoop you!”. That taught Pete how to fight and defend himself. T-Roy’s passing affected PR a lot and that was the motivation behind “T.R.O.Y”
And to top it all off, I bumped into him at Waffle House later that night!
Check out some of my pics from the panel below:
I had an amazing time in ATL and it was an honour covering A3C as an official photographer. Thank you Asia and the entire team!
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