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Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Video)

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FROM THE ALBUM "MECCA AND THE SOUL BROTHER" (1992).

At the end of the day, after all of my years diving deep into hip hop in all its forms, being one of the biggest pieces of my life, this is still to me the greatest hip hop song of all time.
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+frogblunt Absolutely right. This and "Brenda's Got A Baby" gotta be the best videos.
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Man, I love this track. Shame, you won't hear tracks like this on the radio any more.
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+King Cobe Raps my favorite station to listen to here. they played outkast elevators last night
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When Rap/HipHop Spoke Real Life Issues and day to day surviving in the hood... Pete Rock & Cl Smooth (T.R.O.Y.) they reminisce over you
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NBA Street Vol. 2 anyone?
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+AWESOMEnEDOG thats shit fr fr. nba street vol.2 best ball game ever
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Man this shit makes me cry. Dope!!!
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This is a beautiful and real song.
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+ChargingGuy this song and Ghostface "All that I got is you" are two of the best Rap song ever.
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This was the era!! 90s.
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Sabrina Evans Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
Throw back Thursday vibe...Still Be Jamming...
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I wish i was born in the 1800's
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+Sammy Koresh people from those years were weird motha fuckas they were all serious never smiled people were on top of your ass constently yea fuck that thank god I was Born in 97
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+el boriqua you-mook-you. 97' must make you about 18? I'd of guessed 12 by your comment.
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chinita41 Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago (edited)
I Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) and Heavy D .miss u old friend.. <3 #goodtimes   #NYC #LatinQuarters   #MusicFactory   #Bronx #Brooklyn #HipHop #RIP2AllOurWarriors   #1Luv
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+chinita41 T.R.O.Y. stands for They Reminisce Over You. They Reminisce, not I.
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+Alexis Leyva​ i appreciate u trying to correct me.thank you but yea i know what it means . Lol Read that right.. also troy dixon fam.. i said i reminisce over you troy dixon and heavy d.. this was personal..thats my fam.. ..And i meaning "me" not they..just like i wrote it.. so besides t.r.o.y. that was his name.. pete new exactly what he was doing..btw pete n heavy are cousins..peace
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You can tell how much Kanye Was influenced by Pete Rock
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+Ashlee Saldana Yep, if you listen to the drums on Runaway they are from the intro to 'The Basement'
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I love my Pete and like Yeezy, grew up on their joints in Chicago .. But to say Pete's is greater than Yeezy is taking it too far. Yeezy is the GOAT in Hip-Hop. We've never had a dude like him come up in the game. So let's chilax with that noise and enjoy.
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Goddamn, this day is bringin tears to my eyes. Old school rules!!!!
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Pete Rock And CL Smooth
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Back when it used to be sooooo smooth
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When i heard the music of my youth for the first time since the 90s, tears were coming to my eyes
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Feeling that nostalgic vibe!
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Ill post. My favorite rap song, period." RAW"by B.Daddy Kane is #2
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+Tyreek Allah Kane was my dude...My favorite song is I Used To Love H.E.R by Common, second favorite is Black Superman by Above The Law
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This was my ish....
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Sherman Green Shared on Google+ · 4 months ago
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I love how they sampled some happy hippy song and then slowed down the tempo to give the track that dark feel to it
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word sampling and chopping and screwing breaks is an art form unto itself...dudes spend years trying to perfect that shit... but honestly the lyrics are what i love most about this track... my childhood experience and family are highly similar is many respects... just one of those relatable joints that almost anyone from the other side of the tracks can relate to
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this song makes me ummm...reminisce? this is what hip hop used to sound like kids.
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This song goes out to all 2pac and Biggie fan boys... There was more to rap then those guys. They never made the best songs...oh and these guys are still alive.
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All you young people need to stop dissing your own generation because you have a great opportunity to take it further. All of us older people need to realize that hip hop has done its job for the purpose it was intended. Let's move on to create the next level of music now. There is a generational change in music every 10 years. It seems like it's always easier for the present generation to appreciate preceding generations of music than it is for the older generations to appreciate the current generations' style of music and feel in it what the present generation feels in it.
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If you were to have a class to recollect and study the dawn and golden age of Hip-Hop(specifically early 90's Hip-Hop) you would use this song as the template to what our culture as 90's Hip-Hop heads truly regulate and regard as real Hip-Hop. This song uses the jazzy-dope melodic fusion that was 90's Hip-Hop. There is absolutely nothing that this generation can do to catch up to this standard. Poor children don't know what they missed.....I'm glad I grew up when this was the shiznit....
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If  Kanye tried to write this, his head would explode.
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Alright listen up dudes I know a lot more than all of you about hip hop. MBDTF is one of the most culturally important and insightful albums of the millennium thus far. It gives the common listener a look into how these celebrities and artists actually live. It encapsulates the insane amount of power and money these people have and the horrible lifestyles they live at times. It's almost like a deconstruction of a typical hip-hop album. The overzealous bragging of riches is replaced sincere confessions of cynicism and greed. The generic trap beats, typical of most top 40 hip hop artists, are replaced by extravagant orchestrated numbers. Just listen to All Of The Lights (as well as the intro) and you'll understand what I'm talking about. And what's amazing is how it flies over the average "pleb" listeners head just as easily as it has flown over the "real hip hop fan". Kanye's place in hip hop has been eternally solidified from the moment he dropped Jesus Walks. I'd bet you all the Kanye naysayers ITT have never given his work an honest try. You all just talk out of your ass because you don't know anything about anything.
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This was real hip hop not the satanic rap that illuminati are producing now...
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MUSIC!!!! My God. before the introduction of Trash Money ( cash money ) lil wayne and those other " crap rappers " in the words of the Great Slick Rick The Ruler
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Shit this song brings back some memories
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Never be another, you were my brother
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7 T den gelenler 😉😂💪💪💪
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If you love real hip hop like this then you will love Lou & Maze Rockwell..just search Lou & Maze Rockwell Memory Divine Lou & Maze Rockwell Memory Divine Lou & Maze Rockwell Memory Divine Lou & Maze Rockwell Memory Divine Lou & Maze Rockwell Memory Divine
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Great choice of samples. Tom Scott, Honey Suckle Album, Today.  Originally performed by Jefferson Airplane
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Whats.the name of the song at the end of the.video
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man i never grew up listening to this music and it sucks that this kind of music is fading away. i grew up in the 2000s and i wish we had this music
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This music already existed while you were growing up. What are you talking about?
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that's creativity. look what's around now IT'S a joke
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What a great song. Great message, flow, beat, all of it. Completely on point.
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troy makes me a sad and happy panda
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I reminisce on my generation 24/7
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Chandra Sledge Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
Today's soundtrack.
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it gets no realer than this.true hip-hop.....
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Damn what happened to the music? smh
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Years Upon Years Since I Last Heard This Song, Still Makes Me Happy To Have Been Alive At These Times Of Hip Hop. =]
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Some Real Music here :)
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One of the best Hip Hop songs and videos of all time, period. Full stop.
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Coming to Omaha on my birthday. F'n stoked!
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That dam #yesterday  video from the #blackeyedpeas brought me back here. It's nice to be nostalgic
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Perfect soundtrack for NBA 2k16
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....shit just hits you at your SOUL........
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hey kids I bet you didn't know this beat was sampled from an old 60s folk song. IT'S true horns and everything
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I reminisce about the good ol' days of hiphop.Nothing but good music
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The cool thing about this is that it's not just rap, it is the original hip-hop and embodies the culture - the real culture. In the same way as KRS, it teaches the reality of struggle but still shows that strength can be achieved with all positivity. This doesn't care about bling and other non-relevance, it only cares about truth. When I first heard this back in the day it had me trapped from the opening sax riff and lyrics+ drums finished it. Nodding your head when you hear knowledge.
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TANER SİNS TEN GELENLER...
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Those snares PR GOT DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MARLEY TAUGHT HIM WELL...
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Love 90s hip hop. They don't make songs like this any more. Previously listened to Camp Lo - Luchini. Next is Lords of the Underground - Chief Rocka! So many good memories.
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NBA street volume 2. Sweet childhood memories :)
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when your soul meets hip hop = this song
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If you lost any of ya homies at a young age this the knock.. Joint always make me tear man. Real shit just reminiscin. Reminds me of when I used to ride the iron horse when my whip got stolen
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Yesterday Black Eyed Peas got me here
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I can relate to him cuz his story is kinda like mine. I was raised by an 18 YO single mother and I grew up pretty much by myself
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What music was originally sampled for the sax line?
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Greatest hip hop song
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I'm a youngin, ain't gonna lie, and I never really cared much for new bullshit, and after I heard this track I knew this was what was real. This was the beautiful versatile foundation that was laid out for the best hip hop of the 90s. Masterpiece
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Yes! 91-92 best hip hop out there
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oh WORD...this here is one of the ALL time best hip hp songs EVER!
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This is good hip hop...w actual substance & meaning..other then 40's..blunts..big rims..& bitches...basically everything that's popular these days..all trash..anything basically after 2000...except a few different Acts/MC's..
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This was my first vinyl I baught. The instrumental on side B still sounds so fresh with the lil crackles.
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taner sinsden gelenler ?
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Thumbs Up if a line from a Kanye song brought you here to reminisce!!!
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Never gets old, never
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Best hip hop song ever period.
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need more grown men and women to make hip hop music again. age provides more experience to tell your story
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Not one curse word, yet this track is hotter than anything out here today. Man, I miss real hip hop.
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DJEVERBLUE1 Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
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Props to Tom Scott for the sax intro
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I remember that too +Mary Burrell​. My sis +Jeri' Lanelle​ and her boyfriend was killed in a motorcycle accident May 3 2015... She liked this song
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+Juan Lael So sorry. God bless you. May they rest in peace.
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This was way back when rap music used to be real. Real rap like this song. I used to love rap music. Now rap music of today is completely 100% nothing & worthless to me now & I love rap music. Rap today is worthless ! I can reemphasize that enough !
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There still is some good stuff, just gotta look outside of the mainstream
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+Aki Negate ..."Seems like the mainstream as we know it today is to have nothing , but extremely slow tempo'd rap music. I fall asleep to the rap music of today. Everyone needs to stop doing only the slow down beat tempo'd rap music. It got old real fast everyone doing the same thing & rapping about the same stuff. Rap has run out of ideas when all you rap about is what everyone has tirelessly already rapped about it since the dawn of extremely slow tempo'd rap music. Old school rap is the new , new school rap.  Gone are the days of uptempo'd songs like "You Know How we do it" by Ice Cube & "Around The Way Girl" by LL Cool J for example of upper tempo'd songs.I remember when they had slow tempo'd songs as well as uptempo'd songs & now it's only all slow tempo'd songs. Rap has taken a tragic turn for worst in the most boring & mundane way possible. Enough with the "whoop, whoop" "get it, get it" slow tempo'd stuff. Rap needs to re-examine it's roots & should know to think outside the detrimental spider webbed vortex of the proverbial "slow tempo'd" box."  Thank you , Aki Negate. :-)   
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This is a classic everlasting hip hop hit always.
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The beat. the lyrics. Story telling. Thanks mom!..! :)  I'm only twenty with a wide range of music.
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i was 5 yrs old running to the tv set everytime BET aired this song....28 now, played a huge part in my life
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Now you really on wit this one brother....this song iz klassic and timeless
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Nice! Still bump this... "this 1 is dedicated to the 1 & only, neva b another who was my brother"...
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