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The best tracks on ''NY's Finest''

The best tracks on ”NY’s Finest” — ”Best Believe” is one of three songs you should download from Pete Rock’s new album

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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?

”Best Believe”
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.

”Comprehend”
Rapid-fire rhymes from up-and-comer Papoose give this cut a contemporary edge.