Nearly 20 years after the first installment, and five after the second, the legendary Pete Rock will release the third volume of his PeteStrumentals series on December 12.
I wanted to keep the same feeling that people got with the first PeteStrumentals, even if I’m not sampling,” Pete said in a statement. Rather than simply flipping samples, Pete has assembled a band, The Soul Brothers: drummer Daru Jones, guitarist Marcus Machado, bassists MonoNeon and Christopher McBride, keyboardist BigYuki, and vocalist Jermaine Holmes. “I want the best; I’m like James Brown and Kool & The Gang; I want precision,” Pete Rock continues.
Pete has also released the first single from the project, “Say It Again.” It can be heard below.