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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Main Ingredient Sampler EP FLAC album

Performer: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Genre: Hip-hop and RAP
Title: The Main Ingredient Sampler EP
Released: 1994
FLAC version ZIP size: 1176 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1669 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1608 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 585

The result is an album that is far more focused, with all the ragged edges and loose threads tied up. It is also just as good as the first record, perhaps an even more satisfying single listen. The Main Ingredient is full of rich, resonant, hypnotic songs - the production being among some of the most seductive in hip-hop - that subtly, but absolutely, swing with their lock-step precision. In characteristic Pete Rock fashion, all of the sharp edges have been sanded down, leaving a vibrant and completely lush musical backdrop which seems to have a dreamy nostalgia about it.

Smooth were a hip-hop duo from Mount Vernon, New York. They made their debut with their 1991 EP, All Souled Out and followed with 1992's Mecca and the Soul Brother LP. As a producer, DJ Pete Rock (Peter Phillips) tended to prefer obscure soul and jazz sides for sample sources, frequently making use of horn-driven hooks. Lead vocalist CL Smooth (Corey Penn) tended to be philosophical in his raps, and he mostly avoided profanity. 1994's The Main Ingredient was the follow up, and they appeared on a string of guest appearances for remixes, soundtracks, and other works.

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The Main Ingredient is the second album by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, originally released in 1994. Characterized by sultry soul and jazz samples, the album saw a more polished sound than the duo's debut Mecca & The Soul Brother [MOVLP1633, building on the praise that they had already garnered. The Main Ingredient is notable for its snappy, crispy drums and extensive use of vocal scratches. With the exception of just a few tracks, this feature is recurrent throughout the album. The production on this album proved to be influential upon a legion of latter day producers.


A1 All The Places 5:40
A2 I Get Physical 5:04
B1 Searching 5:05
B2 It's On You 5:12


  • Co-producer – C.L. Smooth
  • Producer – Pete Rock


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