Studio Sounds Sunday: The Architects of Illmatic – Pete Rock

The Architects of Illmatic - Pete Rock

The Architects of Illmatic - Pete Rock

April 19th marked the 25th anniversary of the classic album from Nas “Illmatic”. Legendary producers like DJ Premier, Q-Tip, Large Professor and Pete Rock created beats for the project.

Mass Appeal has put together a series of videos with people that were a part of this historic album. Pete Rock produced the track “The World Is Yours”. This was one of the biggest classic albums that the producer has been a part of. That says a lot when you consider the legendary beatsmith’s catalogue.

Once he found the sample, he went through drum patterns and started working on it. Nas got him to sing the hook. He did not plan on doing that, as you don’t hear him on the mic a lot. Once the track was finished, Pete knew he had created something special. This is a unique perspective on the track and the album.

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