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Papa Said Chill but the Brother Kept Winking

The Making of Pete Rock and C.L.Smooth’s enduring classic, “T.R.O.Y.”

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 12, 2013 9:49 am

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.

2 Bluenatic   ~  Jun 12, 2013 9:54 am

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."

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 12, 2013 10:25 am

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.

4 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 12, 2013 1:02 pm

[3] 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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