It’s been 5 years since the last release from the PeteStrumentals series (peep our album review on it), and fans finally got word from the legend himself on the timeline that the 3rd edition will be released. Pete Rock’s PeteStrumentals 3 is coming out on December 11th.
According to Rolling Stone, the album will be backed entirely by a band called the Soul Brothers. The Soul Brothers, which consists of two members from the collaboration with Pharoahe Monch (dubbed channelth1rt3en – drummer Daru Jones and guitarist Marcus Machado), bassists MonoNeon (Prince, Nas) and Christian McBride (Sting), keyboardist BigYuki (A Tribe Called Quest) and vocalist Jermaine Holmes (D’Angelo).
“A lot of this album sounds like samples extracted from records. We dress it up and add definition to what it is. It’s Hip-Hop, but have you ever heard Pete Rock not sample anything or work with a band? It’s exciting. I’m a musician, whether I’m sampling or not,” Rock said. “Music is music; it’s what I think about it all day, every day,” Rock said in a statement.
The album was initially supposed to be released back in April for Record Store Day, but due to the pandemic at hand the date for RSD was moved a few times. After a few shifts in delays for the album release, Rock guarantees a date for the December 11th release on his Tru Soul Records imprint.
Here’s the first single from the album, called Say It Again. You could preorder the vinyl and check out the tracklisting here.