Soul Survivor (Pete Rock album)

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Soul Survivor
Studio album by Pete Rock
Released November 10, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre East Coast hip hop, jazz rap
Length 74:14
Label Loud/RCA/BMG Records
Producer Pete Rock
Grap Luva
Marley Marl
Pete Rock chronology
The Main Ingredient
(Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
Soul Survivor
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
RapReviews 9/10 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
The Source 3.5/5 stars link
U-WIRE mixed link
Yahoo! Music favorable link
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars link

Soul Survivor is the solo debut album of hip hop producer and emcee Pete Rock, formerly of the acclaimed duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Rock contributes to all the production on the release, as well as a number of verses, while leaving the majority of the rhyming to several guest artists.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer Feature Artist(s)
1 "Soul Survivor Intro" Pete Rock
2 "Tru Master" Pete Rock Inspectah Deck, Kurupt
3 "Half Man, Half Amazin'" Grap Luva, Pete Rock Method Man
4 "Respect Mine" Pete Rock O.C.
5 "Tha Game" Pete Rock Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Prodigy
6 "#1 Soul Brother" Pete Rock
7 "Rock Steady Part II" Pete Rock Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
8 "Truly Yours ’98" Pete Rock, Marley Marl Large Professor, Kool G Rap
9 "It's About That Time" Pete Rock Black Thought, Rob-O
10 "One Life To Live" Pete Rock MC Eiht
11 "Take Your Time" Pete Rock Loose Ends (Carl Mcintosh, Jane Eugene)
12 "Mind Blowin'" Pete Rock Vinia Mojica
13 "Soul Survivor" Pete Rock Miss Jones
14 "Da Two" Pete Rock CL Smooth
15 "Verbal Murder 2" Pete Rock Big Punisher, Noreaga, Common
16 "Strange Fruit" Pete Rock Tragedy Khadafi, Cappadonna, Sticky Fingaz
17 "Massive (Hold Tight)" Pete Rock Heavy D, Beenie Man



A documentary was released around the time of the album, which featured the recording sessions of some of the tracks.


Single information
"Tru Master"
  • Released: 1998
  • B-side:
"Take Your Time"
  • Released: 1999
  • B-side: "Tha Game"

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (1998) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 39
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 7


Year Song Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1998 "Tru Master" 68 40
1999 "Take Your Time" 80 18

External links[edit]

Michael A. Gonzales on Soul Survivor