Now that Pete Rock is starting his Soul Brotha Takeover with full lengths dropping with Camp Lo and Smif-N-Wessun, his first beat album Petestrumentals from 2001 got the deluxe 10th Anniversary re-issue via BBE Records. If you follow me, you know Roc Marciano is one of my sensais, but it wasn’t Marcberg that grabbed me. I’ve been a diehard Roc fan since the time of this song, when he was speaking through a Ronald Regan mask with Busta, Rae, and Ghost on “The Heist”, outshining Rah Digga and Flipmode on various tracks from Dirty Harriet and other soundtracks, and Barry Bonds-ing anything that Pete threw his way during his days with The UN.
“Give it To Y’all” was done around the time of Petestrumentals and The UN’s lone crew album U N or U Out (a hella slept on record and a must have for all Marcberg fanatics) and is now available on the Petestrumentals 10th Anniversary edition with instrumental and acapella. You know I had to handle the acapella like algebra, right?
Got range like Danny Ainge….