Born in the birthplace of hip hop—the Boogie Down Bronx, raised in Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon, Pete Rock has since proved himself a beloved icon of hip-hop culture. Eleven albums spanning a 22 year recording career that includes a GRAMMY® win for Rap Album of The Year. 25 years of DJing, producing and remixing. Career album sales at 25 million and growing. Production for 31 artists crossing 5 genres: hip hop (The Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy) R&B (Mary J. Blige, TLC, Monica) Rock (Mick Jagger), Pop (Madonna, Lady Gaga) and Jazz (Robert Glasper). His name answers the question of who has the illest baselines, horn blares, and ad-libs on the hip hop boards. His blend of jazz, soul, and rap music unites people across race, class, gender, nationality, and geography.