Soul Survivor (Pete Rock album)

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Soul Survivor
Pete Rock - Soul Survivor (album).jpg
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 debut studio 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 a large part of the rhyming to several guest artists; such as, Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound, Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, & Cappadonna; O.C., Black Thought of The Roots, Rob-O, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, Large Professor, Kool G Rap, MC Eiht, Jane Eugene & Loose Ends, Vinia Mojica, Miss Jones, Heavy D, Beenie Man, Sticky Fingaz of Onyx, Common, Big Punisher, Noreaga, and former partner C.L. Smooth.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Performer(s)
1 "Soul Survivor Intro"
  • Pete Rock
2 "Tru Master"
3 "Half Man, Half Amazin'"
  • First & fourth verses: Pete Rock
  • Second & third verses: Method Man
4 "Respect Mine"
  • First & third verses: O.C.
  • Hook/second & fourth verses: Pete Rock
5 "Tha Game"
6 "#1 Soul Brother"
  • Pete Rock
7 "Rock Steady Part II"
  • First verse: Peter Gunz
  • Second verse: Lord Tariq
  • Third verse/hook: Pete Rock
8 "Truly Yours ’98"
9 "It's About That Time"
10 "One Life To Live"
  • First & third verses/hook: MC Eiht
  • Second verse/outro: Pete Rock
11 "Take Your Time"
  • Intro/second & fourth verses: Pete Rock
  • First & third verses: Jane Eugene of Loose Ends
  • Hook: Loose Ends
  • Outro: Loose Ends & Pete Rock
12 "Mind Blowin'"
13 "Soul Survivor"
14 "Da Two"
  • First & third verses: C.L. Smooth
  • Hook/second verse: Pete Rock
15 "Verbal Murder 2"
16 "Strange Fruit"
17 "Massive (Hold Tight)"
  • Intro/first & third verses: Heavy D
  • Hook/second verse: Beenie Man
  • Outro: 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
US Billboard 200[1] 39
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 9


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