The Making of Pete Rock and C.L.Smooth’s enduring classic, “T.R.O.Y.”
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The Making of "T.R.O.Y"
Bookmarked. Somehow I never knew that those two were from here (Mt. Vernon). The corner I live next to was probably for a while the most notorious corner of lower Westchester (as opposed to a project development), an image the city has tried to reverse by redevelopment and having parades and a summer art festival each year for the last few years. Quite a few Hip Hop royalty are rooted here or still live here.
This is an absolute must watch for those who came up in hip hop's golden age (1987-1994, IMHO). I also enjoyed the ones on Talib Kweli's "Get By" and Special Ed's "I Got it Made."
I'm looking forward to watching the Special Ed one. Thanks for pointing this out, man!
Amazing that "T.R.O.Y" was a hit song because it's so personal, introspective and mournful.
 Well that's just it; because it was so personal, introspective and mournful, yet celebratory and easy to relate to; people were able to internalize it for their own reasons. It was above all cathartic. A shared experience and a way to release some pent up angst that was not angry and destructive. One of the best tributes in Hip Hop ever.
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