10. The Main Ingredient, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Pete Rock breaks it down to the raw nutrients. There’s an enduring magic to his early beats, even if we still don’t know what the fuck C.L. Smooth is talking about. The Chocolate Boy Wonder’s ear for samples, bass and drums matches any mood, but not every system. Pump this shit loud so it feels like you’re enveloped in a cocoon of audio drugs. No one can manipulate a vocal sample like that dude.
There isn’t much else to say. Play it in the summer, the winter, the dark, the light. It doesn’t matter. It’ll bring you somewhere else anyway.