On his new, guest-heavy CD, NY’s Finest, beatsmith Pete Rock resurrects the rugged, jazzy backdrops of his early-’90s heyday. The result is hit-or-miss, so why not make a beeline for iTunes and buy the highlights?
Redman breaks out some hilarious boasts: ”I talk the slang that swings like Slick Rick’s chain/King Tut’s my new nickname!”
”The Best Secret”
Long-forgotten New Jersey team the Lords of the Underground ride a comfortable piano groove.
Rapid-fire rhymes from up-and-comer Papoose give this cut a contemporary edge.