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They Reminisce Over You T.R.O.Y. by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Artist Biography For Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Is A Rap Group From The 1990s. Hailing From "Money Earnin'" Mount Vernon New York This DJ-MC Duo First Made Noise In The Rap World On The 1991 EP All Souled Out. It Sold Moderately Well Enough To Justify Elektra Records Clearing The Way For 1992's Mecca & 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 C.L. Smooth Corey Penn Tended To Be Philosophical In His Raps And He Mostly Avoided Profanity. Their Signature Hit Was “They Reminisce Over You T.R.O.Y. ” A Dirge For Fallen Friends Specifically Troy "Trouble T-Roy" Dixon A Dancer For Fellow Mount Vernon New York Rapper And Cousin Of Pete Rock Heavy D. Dwight Myers . 1994's The Main Ingredient Was The Follow Up And They Appeared On A String Of Guest Appearances For Remixes Soundtracks And Other Works. Public Enemy EPMD Heavy D And Johnny Gill Were Among The Artists They Collaborated With And They Can Also Claim Credit For Producing And Performing On Run-DMC’s 1993 Comeback Single 'Down With The King'. Despite All This The Duo Failed To Go Gold On Any Of Their Own Releases. Separating In 1995 Shortly After A Well-Received Sprite TV Commercial They Eventually Reunited On A Handful Of Cuts From Pete Rock’s Solo Recordings Soul Survivor 1998 PeteStrumentals 2001 And Soul Survivor II 2004 . They Also Went On A Brief Reunion Tour As A Warm Up For Their Then-Anticipated New Album Which Ended With A Show At London's Famous Jazz Cafe. Despite These Intermittent Collaborations The Pair Has Exchanged Dismissive Comments Toward Each Other In Separate Interviews Disavowing Plans For A Full-Fledged Reunion. Their Compilation The Best Of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Good Life Was Released On Elektra In 2003.

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