Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother [2LP] (LIMITED TRANSPARENT YELLOW 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, insert, numbered to 1500, import)(Pre-Order)



Label Music On Vinyl
Format LP Vinyl
Release Date 4/19/2024
Genre Rap 

      • 1994 Hip-Hop Classic Reissued for Its 30th Anniversary!
      • Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 1,500 Copies!
      • 180g Audiophile Translucent Yellow Double Vinyl LP!

      The Main Ingredient is the second album by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, originally released in 1994. Characterized by sultry soul and jazz samples, the album saw a more polished sound than the duo's debut, Mecca & the Soul Brother, building on the praise that they had already garnered. The Main Ingredient is notable for its snappy, crispy drums and extensive use of vocal scratches. It contains some of the duo's best known work, in the form of tracks such as the upbeat "In the House" and the catchy "Sun Won't Come Out," which features a lush vocal sample from the song of the same name by Harvey Scales.

      Continuing a theme initiated by Mecca and the Soul Brother, brief instrumental interludes are placed at the beginning and end of songs. Except for just a few tracks, this feature is recurrent throughout the album. In addition, The Main Ingredient saw Rock fleshing out and defining his trademark production style, which is now recognized for containing smooth basslines, swirling horns, filtered samples, and spacious grooves. The production on this album proved to be influential upon a legion of latter-day producers.

      Celebrating its 30th anniversary, The Main Ingredient is available as a limited edition of 1,500 individually numbered copies on translucent yellow colored vinyl and includes an insert.

      -Limited one per customer 

      Keep in mind: If your order includes in-stock albums with pre-orders, your order will ship once all items are available. All pre-orders ship upon release date.