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Grammy Award winning Producer Pete Rock, also known as Soul Brother #1 and the The Chocolate Boy Wunda, has arguably pioneered the fusing of jazz, funk and soul into hip-hop, laying down the blueprint for beautiful soulful production in hip-hop. He revolutionized rap production through groundbreaking studio wizardry. He made remixes matter more than the original songs. He established ad-libs as a standard recording asset.

Editors from about.com has ranked Pete Rock as #2 in their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list.

Pete Rock was born Peter Phillips in the Bronx and claims Mount Vernon as his "hood". he is a legendary producer and DJ , just in case you didn't know. pete rock rose to prominence in the early 90's as one half of the critically acclaimed group Pete Rock & CL Smooth. He was introduced to the music business by Heavy D, introduced to the love of music by his father (an avid record collector) and inspired by James Brown.

Pete Rock's first big break was as a DJ on New york's WBLS radio show "In Control With Marley Marl." The then 16 year old Pete Rock was recognized by the listening audience as the man "putting in work" as he would use double copies of each record to cut up every song he played when most New York DJ's would only use double copies on every 3rd and 4th song. Today, Pete Rock's ability to provide soulful blends of music across numerous genres has reset the standard for a powerful musical experience where he continues to "put in work" as he moves the crowd.

With a fan-base that stretches from North America to Asia as both a DJ and Producer. It's no wonder that A-list celebrities across the world frequent his parties and studio sessions to get inspired. Pete Rock's inspiration has translated into over 25 million albums sold worldwide.

along With Pete Rock's production credits, high profile DJ sets, comparison to Quincy Jones and Kanye West, referring to himself as "the new version of Pete Rock". it is Pete Rock's ability to continue to influence the masses 20 years later with his extraordinary DJ sets and highly anticipated producer-driven album projects that only confirms age is not a factor when you are a genius.

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