Mecca And The Soul Brother' from 1992 is considered by fans and critics as one of the finest hip hop albums of the early 1990s. Songs like 'Lots of Lovin', 'They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)', 'Anger In The Nation' and 'If Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right' have everything; funky bass-lines, solid production, convincing lyrics and lots of soul. Producer Pete Rock built his beats from obscure R&B, funk and jazz records and CL Smooth added his sometimes philosophical raps. Guest rappers on the album include Grand Puba (of Brand Nubian), Heavy D, Rob-O, Grap & Dida and it reached #7 in the US R&B/Hip-hop charts and #43 in the US album charts. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth stopped working together in 1995 after finishing their follow-up album 'The Main Ingredient'. Rumor has it that the duo will be reuniting for a brand new album. Also available on 180 gm vinyl: 'ALL SOULED OUT'
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