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Pete Rock & CL Smooth: The Main Ingredient (Deluxe Edition)

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After the success of 2010's deluxe reissue of Pete Rock & CL Smooth "Mecca and the Soul Brother", Traffic Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Pete Rock and CL Smooth's 1994 classic, "The Main Ingredient" in the same deluxe packaging and expanded content concept. The album never gained the traction as the pairings full length debut, which followed the 1991 EP "All Souled Out" and yielded the biggest hit of their conjoined career, "They Reminisce Over You." But "The Main Ingredient" is nonetheless Pete and CL's most critically applauded work, a definitive symbol of the tempered consciousness and roughneck rhythm that defined the era. Pete Rock laid these backdrops in Rockland County, where he moved and built a studio after leaving Mount Vernon in 1993 (the cover shot for The Main Ingredient was taken in his Rockland lab). Though the scenery changed, his tools of choice didn't, and this is yet another testament to the Chocolate Boy Wonder's magical knack with the SP-1200 drum machine and sampler. With no Pro Tools and little input from outside of their immediate camp, Pete and CL recorded their final sixteen as a team over the course of a year between 1993 and 1994. "This definitely marks a very high place in my career," says Pete. "We were in a zone, and when you're in a zone, it's fun. It was a great time, and we put the album together with just that in mind. It was like a family thing, and music was a hobby, not a job. We kept it like we were in the basement, creating music just for the fun of it. Of course the business side reared its ugly head, and we eventually had to deal with that, but '94 was a great time. Music was more real back then. It was more original". Traffic Entertainment now captures that time in a box with this expanded deluxe edition of this seminal work.

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DISC 1:
 
 
1. In The House
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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2. Carmel City
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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3. I Get Physical
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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4. Sun Won't Come Out
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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5. I Got A Love
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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6. Escape
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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7. The Main Ingredient
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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8. Worldwide
featuring Rob-O (of INI)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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9. All The Places
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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10. Tell Me
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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11. Take You There
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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12. Searching
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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13. Check It Out
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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14. In The Flesh
featuring Dida; Rob-O (of INI)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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15. It's On You
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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16. Get On The Mic
featuring Grap Luva (of INI)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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DISC 2:
 
 
1. I Got A Love (Original 12" Remix)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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2. Take You There (Original 12" Remix)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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3. Get On The Mic (Original 12" Remix)
featuring Grap Luva (of INI)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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4. Searching (Original 12" Remix)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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5. We Specialize (Original 12" Version)
featuring Kenny 'Guest' Austin (of YGz)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
 
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6. I Got A Love (Original 12" Version)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
instrumental 
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7. The Main Ingredient (Original 12" Version)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
instrumental 
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8. I Got A Love (Original 12" Remix)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
instrumental 
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9. Take You There (Original 12" Version)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
instrumental 
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10. Get On The Mic (Original 12" Version)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
instrumental 
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11. Searching (Original 12" Version)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
instrumental 
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12. Searching (Original 12" Remix)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
instrumental 
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13. Take You There (Original 12" Version)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
acapella 
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14. We Specialize (Original 12" Version)
featuring Kenny 'Guest' Austin (of YGz)
Producers: Pete Rock; CL Smooth
acapella 
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Total Comments: 14
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/17/2014 11:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az
Comment: this may be their best cd and that's saying a lot!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2012 8:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 112.55.188)
Location: BRASIL
Comment: Pete Rock and Cl Smooth .... speechless ... nervous ... beat ta list of attitude in the collection ... when I put in the car ... picking up momentum at 40 speed ... shaking the ground .. . n*gga is crazy ... some people do not understand the message ... ta .... perception of reality in my veia.thanks this double furious! ... always .... unconditional fan ... "I got a Love "
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/9/2012 11:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.129.171)
Location: cdn
Comment: agreed... the rating and a listen says does more Justice than any review, so LISTEN and add to collection, Great Grands will thank someday
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/18/2012 3:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.238.178)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: there's no need for a comment. this is a straight classic...
Name: (Posted: 1/10/2012 2:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.208.109)
Location: Bronx, N.Y.
Comment: i missed this album originally in 94. but now in 2012, I get a second chance in buying "the main ingredient" lp. those bonus versions on disc 2 are needed in my cd collection. can't wait to cop this on tuesday, january 24, 2012.
Name: (Posted: 1/6/2012 3:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 66.132.104)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: Being a kid in 1994 and original enough to be a rap ehead in the early nineties I can truly affirm that this album is a top 6 album of all times, the other five being, in my opinion, 36 Chambers, Illmatic, Mama Said Knock You Out, Moment of Truth and Naughty's first album. Pete and CL is the best rap duo in the history along with Gangstarr!
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2011 6:38:00 PM; Partial IP: .34.17.187)
Location: SD CA
Comment: WOW THIS TAKES ME BACK TO AUDIO CASETTES IN MY SONY WALKMAN I REMEMBER BUMPING ALL THE PLACES ON A MIXTAPE MY FRIEND MADE FOR ME. WISH I STILL HAD THAT MIXTAPE...
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2011 10:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.51.49.16)
Location: Denver
Comment: I was allays a fan of this album. I remember "the Main Ingredient." and "Escapism." You just Don't forget these Lyrics.
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2011 2:32:00 AM; Partial IP: .161.78.50)
Location: china
Comment: pete keep up ,haaaa
Name: (Posted: 11/12/2011 8:50:00 AM; Partial IP: .144.78.98)
Location: London
Comment: One of the dopest albums ever. Gonna have to cop this...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/30/2011 7:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 138.55.210)
Location: réunion island
Comment: back in the day when I was a teenager.Respect.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/2/2009 11:12:00 AM; Partial IP: .14.48.103)
Location: Bronx, N.Y.
Comment: I Have This Album On CD & Cassette. And It Is A Live Straight Classic. Believe Me.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2009 9:14:00 AM; Partial IP: 96.24.51.1)
Location: Manzini,Swaziland
Comment: this is definately on fire,love the prodution,good ol' skool hip hop
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/20/2008 5:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 77.106.163)
Location: munich , germany
Comment: this pete rock album is one of his best works , the beats are so soulfull .. I really love this album :)
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