Pete Rock first made a splash in the 80s joining Marley Marl on his legendary radio show “In Control” where he quickly became known as one of New York City rising DJ’s. During his time at WBLS he would slip in demos that he was working on with rapper CL Smooth which caught the ear of budding A&R Dante Ross, who along with DJ Eddie F secured their deal with Elektra. The combination of the two was just undeniable - Pete’s horn driven beats mixed with CL’s distinct voice and philosophical raps made a perfect match.
In the summer of ‘91 All Souled Out officially introduced Pete Rock & CL Smooth to the hip hop listening community, and it is hard to imagine a stronger or more confident introduction. This deluxe edition of All Souled Out makes the best even better with the inclusion of five back in the day remixes and instrumentals.