Soul Survivor II

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Soul Survivor II
Studio album by Pete Rock
Released May 11, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre hip hop
Label BBE Records/Rapster
Producer Pete Rock
Pete Rock chronology
Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics
Soul Survivor II
Surviving Elements: From Soul Survivor II Sessions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link 4/5 stars link
Q 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars 7/08/2004
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars 11/02/2004
The Stranger 4/4 stars link
The Source favorable
Stylus C+ link
Vibe 3.5/5 stars link
Yahoo! Music 7/10 stars link

Soul Survivor II is a 2004 album from hip hop producer Pete Rock. The album features guest appearances from a large number of hip hop artists, including Pharoahe Monch, Little Brother, Skillz, RZA, GZA, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Slum Village, Jay Dee and former partner CL Smooth.

Pete, who dropped verses on the majority of the songs found on his solo debut Soul Survivor, performs only a single verse on this album ("Niggas Know") but handles several choruses throughout. Rock's engineer, Jamey Staub, co-produces a number of songs on the project.

The album's front cover is a nod to the Miles Davis album Tutu, which features the legendary jazz trumpeter in an identical, albeit black and white, portrait shot.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Feature Artist(s)
1 "Truth Is" Pete Rock Black Ice
2 "We Good" Pete Rock Kardinal Offishall
3 "Just Do It" Pete Rock Pharoahe Monch
4 "Give It To Ya" Pete Rock Little Brother
5 "It's The Postaboy" Pete Rock Postaboy
6 "It's A Love Thing" Pete Rock CL Smooth, Denosh
7 "One MC, One DJ" Pete Rock Skillz
8 "Beef" Pete Rock Krumbsnatcha
9 "No Tears" Pete Rock Leela James
10 "Head Rush" Pete Rock RZA, GZA
11 "Fly Till I Die" Pete Rock Talib Kweli, CL Smooth
12 "Warzone" Pete Rock Dead Prez
13 "Da Villa" Pete Rock Slum Village
14 "Niggaz Know" Pete Rock J Dilla
15 "Appreciate" Pete Rock CL Smooth


Truth Is

  • "Girl You Move Me" by Cane and Able

We Good

Give It to Ya

It's a Love Thing

One MC One DJ

No Tears

Head Rush

Da Villa

Niggaz Know

  • "Heartbeat" by War


Album singles[edit]

Single information
"It's A Love Thing"
  • Released: 2004
  • B-side: "Appreciate"
  • Released: 2004
  • B-side:

Chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Independent Albums
2004 Soul Survivor II 155 27 9