Pete Rock Talks "T.R.O.Y.", Dilla + more with Jesse Thorn

Pete Rock's "T.R.O.Y." is one of the all time greatest hip-hop records ever created, period.  If you asked a casual fan of music if they'd heard the track before, they perhaps wouldn't be able to tell you at first thought, but it's easily one of the most recognizable songs in the genre as well. Pete Rock is coming fresh off the release of Petestrumentals 2, the follow up to his 2001 solo album and recently appeared on "Bullseye with Jesse Thorn" on NPR to talk about an array of subjects. Pete reveals meeting James Brown at an early age, one of his heroes, and talks about making + the response from "T.R.O.Y.", plus his relationship with Dilla, and the art of sampling. Listen to Petestrumentals 2 up above and the interview below, which is a very interesting discourse between the two where we get to hear about his early career and origins, including working with Heavy D and his skill at remixing.