The time has come for Pete Rock AKA The Chocolate Boy Wonder to step up, and push the envelope once again. Constantly producing and remixing music's brightest stars (Nas, Public Enemy, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Notorious B.I.G., Run DMC, Q-Tip, Mary J. Blige) and having released a classic solo album Soul Survivor
(1998) and Instrumental excursion Petestrumentals
(2001) Pete Rock returns With Soul Survivor 2
. In Pete Rock the people have a savior and a new sense of hope that will inspire a revolution in Hip Hop. Pete Rock has time and time again proven to be successful in his development of a sound that's relevant in Hip Hop at any given point, while still staying true to his loyal fan base.
With Soul Survivor 2 Pete Rock returns to give the world what they've been waiting for, a truly diverse artist album that tells the whole story. Soul Survivor 2 is an album that restores the much needed soul that Hip Hop has been missing. Acting as MC, and producer Pete Rock has assembled a cast of Hip Hop's most talented artists to deliver more than just a sequel to Soul Survivor . Having recorded hundreds of tracks since Soul Survivor , Pete Rock has cultivated a masterpiece that will inspire a whole generation. Pete teamed up with Dead Prez to create "Warzone", a club and street anthem for 2004 reminiscent of the heyday of Public Enemy and NWA when the music had so much soul that you couldn't help but dance to it, but at the same time it also presented a strong social message. Diverse as usual, Pete Rock is not only about the soul of the revolution on the streets but also about the jams for the summertime.
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth have crafted the summertime anthem titled "Love Thing", which brings to the forefront Justin Timberlake backup singer Denosh. "Love Thing" is truly an important song for Hip Hop culture as it celebrates the woman behind every man and the special bond they share. Other standout collaborations with Pete Rock on the album include the poignant Pharoahe Monch on "Just Do It", the soulful North Carolina group Little Brother on "Give It 2 Ya", and Slum Village's certified head banger "Da Villa". The album also features collaborations with Talib Kweli, Kardinal Offishall, RZA, GZA, Postaboy, J-Dilla, Black Ice, Leela James, Skillz and Krumbsnatcha. From explosive club bangers to summer jams and rugged street anthems Soul Survivor 2 is the quintessential hip-hop album.