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Various - Soul Treats
Pete Rock is one of the most respected producers in the history of hip-hop, due to his exquisite use of samples from obscure records.   Strictly Breaks has done the homework for lazy crate-diggers and pulled together 28 of Rock's most famous samples for Soul Treats, which was originally called Pete's Treats until he made them change the title.

Finally available on CD, this compilation functions as a treasure trove of rare grooves as well as an insight into Pete Rock's bag of tricks. Artists such as Eddy Senay, Bama and Judy Foster have been overlooked by the CD reissue boom, so this is the only way to collect gems such as "Soul Girl" and "Cameo." 

There are also selections from artists not normally associated with hip-hop (Little Richard, the Three Degrees, the Impressions), proving that one of hip-hop's greatest traits is the ability to breathe new life into forgotten material.  This is most impressively proven with Tom Scott's "Today," an ersatz pop song that was transformed into "They Reminisce Over You." 

With this album available in limited quantities, Soul Treats is a highly recommended purchase.

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Released 2000 on Strictly Breaks

Selected Tracks:

Backyard Heavies - Expo 83
Simtec & Wylie - Bootleggin'

Tom Scott - Today
Cannonball Adderley - Capricorn

9th Creation - Bubble Gum
Eddy Senay - Cameo

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