Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wise Up by Common, Pete Rock


An artist's creative peak isn't always located in the heat of their first years. Such is the case on Common & Pete Rock's new single Wise Up. Cratedigging, making beats, writing verses -- these rituals of youth were exercised with an adult's patience and control. The two highly-favored sons of hip-hop realized they were coming from a similar place of gratitude and enthusiasm for the genre. Wise Up is the past, present, and future happening all at once. In any decade, an absolute banger!
“Wise Up represents the coming together of a New York Producer and a Chicago MC doing the hip hop we love. It feels like the spirit of where we come from , the boom bap , the basement , but it also feels forward and new. We wanted this to be the first joint because this record captures a new sound and is a new light but speaks directly to our hip hop family”.

“Working with Common was a breath of fresh air. We both connected to a higher power, which helped us tap into our greatest level of creativity. We constructed an amazing project! Common has an incredible soul, so it was easy to connect with someone who is on the same page as me.”
- Pete Rock

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