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Formed 1984, Mount Vernon, New York, Pete Rock (b. Peter Phillips, June 21, 1970, Mount Vernon), C. L. Smooth (b. Corey Penn, Oct. 8, 1968, New Rochelle, NY.), DJ. Pete Rock Aliases: Soul Brother No. 1, Chocolate Boy Wonder, The Creator. CL Smooth Aliases: Carmel King, Mecca Don. Mt. Vernon’s most prolific producer got his start as a deejay for Marley Marl’s “In Control” radio show on New York’s WBLS. His turntable skills led him to produce for various artists. In 1991, Pete was signed to Elektra records with C.L. Smooth and they dropped the now classic EP, All Souled Out. Their first album, Mecca & The Soul Brother, featured a tribute to Trouble T-Roy Dixon (R.I.P.) who was a member of Heavy D & The Boyz. The album also contained ground-breaking beats that mined the crates for horns, snares, and clever interludes.


Tracks are :

A1 Return Of The Mecca
A2 For Pete’s Sake
A3 Ghetto’s Of The Mind
A4 Act Like You Know
B1 Lots Of Lovin
B2 Anger In The Nation
B3 They Reminice Over You
C1 Mecca And The Soul Brother
C2 The Basement
C3 If It Ain’t Rough
C4 Skinz
D1 On And On
D2 It’s Like That
D3 Can’t Front On Me
D4 The Creator

All prod by Pete Rock.