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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother album

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother album
Genre: Rap
Title: Mecca And The Soul Brother
FLAC album size: 1627
Country: US
Released: 1992

A deluxe CD box-set of Mecca and the Soul Brother was released in October 2010 by Traffic, a division of Elektra.

Track List Return Of The Mecca 5:44 For Pete's Sake 5:54 Ghettos Of The Mind 5:03 Lots Of Lovin 5:09 Act Like You Know 4:03 Straighten It Out 4:13.

Mecca and the Soul Brother is the 1992 debut album from the Mount Vernon, New York hip-hop duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth. The album contains their best known song, "They Reminisce Over You (. Mecca and the Soul Brother has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.

Pete Rock & CL Smooth Mecca & The Soul Brother – 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Rea. :01. Smooth – Mecca & The Soul Brother. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother 1992 – Lots Of Lovin. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother 1992 – Return Of The Mecca. Smooth – Mecca And The Soul Brother.

Smooth is the perfect vocal match for the music. He is maybe one of the few MCs capable of rapping a fairly credible love song, as he does on "Lots of Lovin'.

Album Good Life: The Best Of Pete Rock & . Mecca and the Soul Brother Lyrics. Pete Rock is like salad dressing when I toss another lesson Ready or Not, prime time After 7 I pull women like a wisdom tooth Without any conversation with Doctor Ruth Making island girls wind with the glamity 'When Doves Cry', Apollonia and Vanity Picture the Mary Jane frame on a mantle Consider me a vandal the Virgin can't handle.

Though I've never heard a Pete Rock song I didn't like, almost each of the 16 tracks on "Mecca And The Soul Brother" is simply oustanding.

Smooth and Pete Rock’s debut thumps hard with the bass turned up to 10, as d horn samples blast from one stereo speaker to the other. While Pete crafts jazzy boom-bap beats that reflect the tumult of New York City streets, . rhymes about how to survive them on tracks like Ghettos of the Mind.

Tracklist: 1. Return Of The Mecca, 2. For Pete’s Sake, 3. Ghettos Of The Mind, 4. Lots Of Lovin, 5. Act Like You Know, 6. Straighten It Out, 7. Soul Brother 8. Wig Out, 9. Anger In The Nation, 10. They Reminisce Over You (. 1. Return Of The Mecca. 3. Ghettos Of The Mind. 5. Act Like You Know. 6. Straighten It Out.

Soul Brother gives Pete Rock a chance to shine on the mic and could be the weakest track on the album, weak being a relative term here. The way the album is constructed there is a definite climax in the middle starting with Wig Out, Anger In the Nation, which passes along a strong message. When I first heard Pete Rock and CL Smooth, I heard some tracks from The Main Ingredient.

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A1 Return Of The Mecca 5:42
A2 For Pete's Sake 5:48
A3 Ghettos Of The Mind 5:01
A4 Lots Of Lovin
Backing Vocals – Tabitha Brace, Terri RobinsonProducer, Keyboards – Nevelle Hodge
A5 Act Like You Know
Co-producer – Large Professor
B1 Straighten It Out 4:12
B2 Soul Brother #1 4:30
B3 Wig Out 4:10
B4 Anger In The Nation 5:31
B5 They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) 4:44
C1 On And On 5:10
C2 It's Like That 3:55
C3 Can't Front On Me 4:18
C4 The Creator (Remix) 3:43
D1 Mecca And The Soul Brother (Remix) 4:10
D2 The Basement
Rap [Featuring] – Dida*, Grap*, Heavy D.*, Rob-O*
D3 If It Aint Rough, It Aint Right 5:04
D4 Skinz
Rap [Featuring] – Grand Puba


  • Co-producer – CL Smooth*
  • Engineer [Recording Assistant] – Djinji Brown (tracks: A1, A3, B1 to B4, C2, C4 to D4), Josh Wertheimer (tracks: C1), Luke Allen* (tracks: C3), Octavio Arizala (tracks: A4), Sam Ewen* (tracks: A2)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Charlie Dos Santos* (tracks: B3), Chris Champion (tracks: A2, A5, C1, C2, D3), Jamey Staub* (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2, B4, B5, C3 to D2, D4), Rod Hui (tracks: A4)
  • Executive-Producer – Mr. Dante Ross*, Edward Ferrell (DJ Eddie F.)*
  • Producer – DJ Pete Rock*


Produced for Untouchables Entertainment.

Including bonus tracks C4 & D1.

Runout Grooves:
ST-E-60948-A/B/C/D-1 (each side respectively)
DMS HERbIE JR. smile (all sides)
SRC (all sides)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 60948-2 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother ‎(CD, Album) Elektra 9 60948-2 US 1992
E4 60948, 60948-4 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra E4 60948, 60948-4 US 1992
R 52792 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother ‎(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth) R 52792 UK 1992
9 60948-2 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother ‎(CD, Album) Elektra 9 60948-2 US Unknown
7559-60948-2 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother ‎(CD, Album, RP) Elektra 7559-60948-2 Europe Unknown

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