Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the ’90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, “NY’s Finest,” due Feb. 26 via Nature Sounds.
Rock produced every track except for one Green Lantern-helmed cut. The first single is the Jim Jones-assisted “We Roll,” while the B-side features tracks “Till I Retire” and “914”, featuring Styles P and Sheek Louch.
Redman, Papoose, Little Brother and Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Masta Killa also make guest appearances. An iTunes version of the album containing a bonus track with Slum Village will also be available next month.
Rock’s last album was 2004’s “Soul Survivors II.” The Bronx native has also lent his production skills to Nas, the Notorious B.I.G., Jeru The Damaja, Jim Jones, Talib Kweli, Redman and Ghostface.