Pete Rock - So Many Rappers / Meccalicious

Written by  | 27 January 2016

Redefinition Records come correct with two hard to find Pete Rock joints from the archives - and they are real slow burners as well, making this release an essential purchase for the die-hard fans of solid Hip Hop.

Firstly, we get the head nodder "So Many Rappers" from 1997, originally released as a twelve inch on St Nick records. It's a real late night creeper, with a dope filtered vocoder melody. Rob O sounds super natural as he drifts over this beat. I actually wasn't aware of this release previously, but I'm glad to have come across it now.

On the B Side we get a classic Pete Rock track from 1995 featuring Meccalicious that has all the trademark headnodding goodness that we love from this era of Pete Rocks productions: filtered bass and snapping beats that propel the track along.

UPDATE: A 45 with these same songs was actually pressed back in 2003 by recordings. It's an odd release that saw a revision in its second repress at the request of Pete Rock. The track "So Many Rappers" was actually a replacement for the track "War" which appeared on the original pressing. 500 copies of the second version were made, but a small quantity of this original pressing were given away free to customers of before the withdrawal took effect.

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Shan Frenzie

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