Legendary Hip-Hop producer Pete Rock is planning to release a new album titled NY’s Finest, his first release in over four years.
NY’s Finest is the result of a joint venture Pete Rock’s Soul Survivor Records struck with New York based independent label Nature Sounds.
Pete Rock has assembled an all-star cast for the album, which features guest appearances by Jim Jones, Max B., Papoose, Redman, Masta Killa, Raekwon, The Lox, and others.
The first single from the new album is titled “We Roll” featuring Jim Jones and Max B. Other singles being released from NY’s Finest include “914” featuring Styles P. and Sheek Louch and “Til I Retire” featuring Pete Rock.
Pete Rock rose to fame in 1991 with former partner CL Smooth, when they released their classic debut EP All Souled Out.
The group followed with Mecca and The Soul Brother in 1992, an album that many critics consider one of the best Hip-Hop albums of all time.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth parted ways with the release of 1994’s album The Main Ingredient.
Both have released solo albums since the group’s demise and Pete Rock has stayed active as a producer.
He recently produced tracks for Jim Jones, Talib Kweli, Redman and Ghostface Killah.
NY’s Finest is due in stores in February 2008.