PeteStrumentals

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PeteStrumentals
Studio album by Pete Rock
Released May 1, 2001
Recorded 1990-2001
Genre Hip Hop
Label BBE Records
Producer Pete Rock
Pete Rock chronology
Soul Survivor
(1998)
PeteStrumentals
(2001)
Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 10/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone favorable[3]

PeteStrumentals is an instrumental hip hop album from hip hop producer/rapper Pete Rock, his second solo release. The album is the second installment of BBE Records Beat Generation series, following Jay Dee's Welcome to Detroit album. The instrumental songs were originally recorded between 1990 and 1995, but were remixed and continued when putting together the album. All songs featuring vocals (The U.N., Freddie Foxxx, C.L. Smooth & Nature) were recorded exclusively for this project between 2000 and 2001.

There are two versions of this album. On the first version, twelve of the fourteen tracks are instrumentals, and the tracks "Cake" and "Nothin' Lesser" both feature rapping from The UN. On the second, five out of sixteen tracks feature vocals from The UN, Freddie Foxxx, Nature, and Rock's former partner, CL Smooth. The updated version of the album was a result of Rock being blown away by Jay Dee's Welcome to Detroit which made him feel he needed to better his own contribution to the Beat Generations series.

The 10 year anniversary expanded and limited edition of PeteStrumentals was released on May 10, 2011. Featuring the original 2001 albums tracks on disc one. Disc two is a bonus disc featuring all the 12" inch singles from the album. Including a remix of "BACK ON THE BLOCK" featuring CL Smooth, a clean version of "CAKE" featuring The UN, and acappella and instrumental versions of "BACK ON THE BLOCK", "NOTHIN' LESSER", "MIND FRAME" & "GIVE IT TO Y'ALL". Along with "Outro" instrumental. [4]

Track listing[edit]

First edition[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "A Little Soul" Pete Rock Instrumental
2 "Play Dis Only At Night" Pete Rock Instrumental
3 "Something Funky" Pete Rock Instrumental
4 "For The People" Pete Rock Instrumental
5 "Hip Hopcrisy" Pete Rock Instrumental
6 "Smooth Sailing" Pete Rock Instrumental
7 "Pete's Jazz" Pete Rock Instrumental
8 "The Boss" Pete Rock Instrumental
9 "Get Involved" Pete Rock Instrumental
10 "Give It To Y'all" Pete Rock Instrumental
11 "Walk On By" Pete Rock Instrumental
12 "Cake" Pete Rock Pete Rock, The UN
13 "What You Waiting For" Pete Rock Instrumental
14 "Nothin' Lesser [Jamie's Mix]" Pete Rock Pete Rock, The UN

Second edition[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "A Little Soul" Pete Rock Instrumental
2 "Play Dis Only At Night" Pete Rock Instrumental
3 "Something Funky" Pete Rock Instrumental
4 "For The People" Pete Rock Instrumental
5 "To My Advantage" Pete Rock Nature
6 "Smooth Sailing" Pete Rock Instrumental
7 "Pete's Jazz" Pete Rock Instrumental
8 "Back On The Block" Pete Rock Pete Rock & CL Smooth
9 "The Boss" Pete Rock Instrumental
10 "Get Involved" Pete Rock Instrumental
11 "Nothin' Lesser" Pete Rock The UN
12 "Walk On By" Pete Rock Instrumental
13 "Take The D Train" Pete Rock Instrumental
14 "Mind Frame" Pete Rock Freddie Foxxx
15 "Cake" Pete Rock Pete Rock, The UN
16 "Outro" Pete Rock Pete Rock

2011 10th Anniversary Edition[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

The first disc has the same track listing as the Second Edition.[5]

Disc 2[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Back On Da Block (E.Q. Bonus RMX)" Pete Rock CL Smooth
2 "Back On Da Block (Instrumental)" Pete Rock Instrumental
3 "Back On Da Block (A Cappella)" Pete Rock CL Smooth
4 "Back On Da Block (Pete's Block Barty Dub)" Pete Rock CL Smooth
5 "Nothin' Lesser (Jamie's Mix)" Pete Rock The UN
6 "Nothin' Lesser (Instrumental)" Pete Rock Instrumental
7 "Nothin' Lesser (A Cappella)" Pete Rock The UN
8 "Hip Hopcrisy" Pete Rock Instrumental
9 "Mind Frame (Instrumental)" Pete Rock Instrumental
10 "Mind Frame (A Cappella)" Pete Rock Freddie Foxxx
11 "Give It To Y'All" Pete Rock Instrumental
12 "Give It To Y'All (Instrumental)" Pete Rock Instrumental
13 "Give It To Y'All (A Cappella)" Pete Rock unknown
14 "What You Waiting For" Pete Rock Instrumental
15 "Cake (Clean Version)" Pete Rock Pete Rock, The UN
16 "Outro (Instrumental)" Pete Rock Instrumental

Samples[edit]

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Back on Da Block"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side:
"Mind Frame"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side: "Back On Da Block"
"Nothin' Lesser"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side: "Give It To Y'all"

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Independent Albums
2001 PeteStrumentals - 61 21

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 Nothin' Lesser - - 33

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