Name: pimp (Posted: 11/30/2005 4:22:00 PM)
Summary: Hip Hop? More Like Hip Pop.
Comment: I love Pete Rock and CL Smooth, but this is not Pete Rock and CL Smooth. I know it's not 93 anymore, but that does not mean they can't do better then this. I know they can do it. They just have to get back on track.
Name: d danja (Posted: 8/14/2004 7:07:00 AM)
Summary: "it's Not 1993 Anymore!"
Comment: Good to see that Pete Rock & CL Smooth aren't trapped in the past like (unfortunately) most of their fans are. This is shocking indeed but a good progression for them on some new shit- d*mn, DJ's slept on this one.
Name: Rbrt (Posted: 11/14/2003 11:16:00 PM)
Summary: They Havin All That Fun
Comment: Yo said trey bags...Lyrics is tyte on this track.Did you hear what my man said about the big girl? The beat on some club sh#t,i know the chicks gon' like it.This and that SHOWBIZ joint proay jumpin off in the clubs.Pete Rock and CL is back...You get LOve from me on both new tracks,Peace
Name: pencil vanian (Posted: 7/3/2003 1:55:00 AM)
Comment: If you like jiggy type ish then you might like this. But, if you want to hear the soulful music that made PR and CL legends you wont find it here. That single "Back On The Block" came out last year and I was real hopeful for more decent collabos to come. Shoot me in the head now.
Name: mecbar (Posted: 6/29/2003 12:06:00 PM)
Summary: Too Much Hate
Comment: "Shine On Me" is incredible. This sounds like it could of been a missing track from "Main Ingredient." I hope this blows up for them. The Curtis Mayfield sample is handled perfectly.
Name: senorpizza (Posted: 6/26/2003 5:04:00 AM)
Summary: This Is L.l. Cool J, Right?
Comment: Wack, don't even listen to it.
Name: Tablarasa (Posted: 6/2/2003 7:53:00 AM)
Comment: My word... Pete and CL come back in style. I like "Shine On Me" the best. Ok so it sounds new-school but this beats Jay-Z or 50 Cent by light years. Love the way the beat kicks in 2/3rds of the way through. CL in top form. “Climax" is spooky sounding. An entire LP of this stuff would be off the hook - thin and crispy production works great. Excellent!
Name: chris winchester (Posted: 5/11/2003 1:14:00 AM)
Summary: Off Track
Comment: Sounds like a sell out man. I hope Pete and CL can drop some '93 style gems.
|Name: Phayde (Posted: 4/22/2003 6:53:00 PM)|
Comment: "Shine On Me" is one of the highly-anticipated new tracks from two of the greatest in hip-hop, Pete Rock and CL Smooth. So does it live up to the hype? It all depends on how you perceive it. Listeners expecting early ‘90s Pete and CL (ie. in their "Creator" and "T.R.O.Y." hey days) could very well be disappointed. However, those who listen to it without any preconceived expectations and take it for what it's worth just might discover the true gem that it really is. Bottom line: Yes, the "classic" Pete Rock and CL Smooth sound (meaning both production and lyric-wise) is definitely different, but change is exactly what is needed to keep artists fresh and on top of their game.
Name: tony d (Posted: 4/22/2003 11:09:00 AM)
Summary: Not Too Good
Comment: Who put them up to this, it is terrible. I'm all for change, but not when it for the worst.
Name: gdubb (Posted: 4/18/2003 4:24:00 PM)
Summary: This Is Hot Cousin!
Comment: C.L. flows steadily on this track. It's cool but cousin, you can do a hell of a lot better. It is a banger for the clubs. Pete Rock came average on this track, his production is always above average. "BRING THE HORNS BACK," don't worry about the now! Soul Survivor banged with top notch production. The best album in ‘92 by far in my opinion was Mecca and the Soul Brother. Lets go Pete! "Please the People!"
Name: dagreat (Posted: 4/18/2003 12:40:00 PM)
Summary: Are You Sure Pete Rock Made This Beat?
Comment: Same ol' CL. The only thing worse than the beat is the hook! Damn, what was Pete Rock thinking?
Name: squide (Posted: 4/17/2003 7:31:00 AM)
Summary: Is Pete Rock Part Of The Neptunes Now?
Comment: Lyrics were not inspiring and the beat was just straight homo. But, I don't like most Neptunish production, so I'm biased. The chorus is also stupid, and I've heard enough of those Indian ladies singin in the background.
Name: JAZ:72 (Posted: 4/15/2003 12:01:00 AM)
Summary: This Can't Be A Pete Rock Beat!!!
Comment: As a long time fan it hurts to say this but this is wack, a straight boring track for the clubs that just does not add anything to Pete Rock & CL Smooth's credibility. This should never have been released. Money, who wants money?
Name: DJT (Posted: 4/7/2003 6:32:00 AM)
Summary: There Are Some Dumb People On This Site
Comment: One of the few criticisms I have always had about hip hop (especially underground) fans is that they dont want shit to change. Well, motherphucks change is the only constant in life so deal with it. Personally, I think Pete Rock and C.L. came off nice on both tracks. How do you expect artists to be progressive yet remain the same? Some dumb fools on this site, don't let me start naming names. C.L. gets love from me cause to this day he still doesn't swear and Pete still has hot new production. Some peeps just dont understand. This is Pete and C.L. back to bring a new... with a key!
Name: cereb14 (Posted: 4/4/2003 3:28:00 PM)
Summary: What Is The World Coming Too
Comment: This is actually not that bad, but this isn't what CL normally spits. This is that club, I got money, I'm the man type of rhyme. I agree with Dunson, it sounds like a Neptunes and Jay-Z clone. He flows better on this one, the other makes him sound like it's his hopeless last attempt at coming out raw. I'm just not use to him spitting this. It's hard to get over, maybe it's due to the high standards that they set together and judging them partially on that. I hope that they don't continue to try to follow the current trends like other groups. Hopefully, this is the only one like this on the album.
Name: manatarms (Posted: 4/2/2003 10:59:00 AM)
Comment: I fell asleep
Name: madlab (Posted: 4/2/2003 10:57:00 AM)
Summary: The Track Needs Help
Comment: First, I'm glad one of my favorite groups is back togeter but they need to stick to what made them great! Pete always has the phat tracks but this one, I just wasn't feelin'. Pete made me get my beat makin' da bomb.
Name: illin p (Posted: 4/1/2003 12:49:00 PM)
Summary: Dumb Dumbs Dissin' Are Straight Nutz!!
Comment: I'm diggin' this, though not as much as climax. Thank God they're back. You folks must be young. Go back and do your history. You'll find that the REAL originators of that "Jiggy" talk were none other than CL Smoothe, Kool G.Rap, and Big Daddy Kane. They were doing that before it was cool (and profitable) to do that. Trust me CL is still in his element. You guys just understand him now.
Name: leejacobs (Posted: 3/25/2003 10:17:00 AM)
Summary: This Is Pete & CL Done Jiggy
Comment: I think this is actually "Climax". Oh boy, what a disappointment. While "Shine On Me" is not all that impressive, "Climax" is just bad - and I don't think I am holding it to a higher standard just because it's PR/CL. It comes off like a definite club attempt, even with the sort of arabic sound that is so popular right now. Having the lady singing in the background, a sort of ersatz Kelis, plus the girls talking during the hook adds nothing. I've heard this song once and yet I have heard it a thousand times. As a big fan of the two, I'll buy this - but it won't be for the b-side.
Name: dunson (Posted: 3/24/2003 1:22:00 PM)
Summary: Fast Forward 10 Years
Comment: Pete Rock does his best Neptunes impersonation, while C.L. does his best Jay-Z impersonation. If you like that combo, you'll like this song. It's an ass-shaker. C.L. comes with a different style than we're used to hearing. Decent promo material, but I hope this one stays off the album (are we getting an album?)
Name: Stinger (Posted: 3/22/2003 6:28:00 PM)
Summary: How The Mighty Have Fallen
Comment: Continuing the trend of once great hip hop acts falling into the pit of utter mediocrity, along comes Pete Rock & CL Smooth with a forgettable single. Gone are the distinctive horn samples and funky basslines that defined Pete Rock era of the 90s and the intelligent rhymes kicked by CL. Instead we have typical club style beat (If it wasn't for the fact that Pete's name is on this single I'd have a hard time believing he produced this) with your typical rhymes about chasing girlies at a party with a typical R&B girl panting throughout the track. If you're a fan of "Mecca & the Soul Brother" and "the Main Ingedient" this 12" will offend you.