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“I only sample stuff that gives me a good feel," Pete Rock said in an interview last year. "Something that sets my soul on fire.” Now it's your turn to do the same with a chance to get first-hand feedback on your production and sample flips by The Chocolate Boy Wonder himself. On top of that, the winner gets an MPC Live II Retro Edition (worth: $1400)—signed by Pete Rock himself!
Need some fresh inspiration to get to it? Watch Tracklib's exclusive interview with Pete Rockbelow, recorded in his studio in New York. A deep-dive into his sampling technique, his best tips and tricks for beginners, and dissections of classics including "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," "The World Is Yours" by Nas, and his official remix of Public Enemy's "Shut 'Em Down."
You are only allowed to share a 60-second version of your track online as part of this competition. To share or release a complete track you need to purchase a sample license.
'Handle With Care' includes original multitracks only found on Tracklib. This means that if you only want to sample the track's guitars: you can! Click on the track title to view all 12 original multitracks available for this song.
Submit your beat before the end of the day, Sunday, November 28th, 2021 (all timezones included).
The winners will be announced on all our socials, in our newsletter, and on this Blog page in December, 2021.
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Ben Aiken had two passions in life: working in his family’s barbershop and singing gospel/R&B. The music by the Philadelphia singer was part of Philly Groove Records, also home to acts like The Delfonics, First Choice, and Coupe De Villes.
Philly Groove Records provides you with the unique opportunity to sample original multitracks from 1968-1978. You can find more multitracks to sample from them here.
“Thank God for Tracklib. Thank God for a company like this that can help people clear samples”.
— Pete Rock
“I promised myself I would make the sampler my instrument,” Pete Rock once told **Wax Poetics **about mastering the SP-1200 at the age of nineteen. “So I read the manual, like, fifty times. You couldn’t find me for months after that.” His production work since (32 years later now), is nothing short of legendary. From mastering the art of sampling as Soul Brother #1, all the way up to fully working with live instrumentation with his band The Soul Brothers on last year’s PeteStrumentals 3.
Producers including RZA, 9th Wonder, Just Blaze, and Kanye West all cite Pete Rock as a big source of inspiration. He undoubtedly left a long-lasting impact on hip-hop production, first together with emcee CL Smooth as a powerhouse duo from Mount Vernon, New York, who released two albums together in 1992 (Mecca And The Soul Brother) and 1994 (The Main Ingredient). Producing a sling of iconic material from there including for Nas (“The World Is Yours”), Public Enemy (official remix of “Shut ‘Em Down”), Run-DMC (the title track to Down With The King) his cousin Heavy D ("Blue Funk"), Rakim ("The Saga Begins"), Ghostface Killah ("Be Easy"), Jay-Z & Kanye West (“The Joy”), among others.
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