WTF! Happened: Pete Rock & CL Smooth


From Mount Vernon, New York, hip hop producer Pete Rock and lead vocalist CL Smooth team up together not know that they would be a staple to the hip hop era. Formally known as Peter Phillips and Corey Penn, the duo were most known for their signature single, "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)", which catered to the death of Troy "Trouble T-Roy" Dixon who was a part of Heavy D and the Boyz. Through many collaborations with other big names such as Public Enemy and Heavy D, their own work have not sufficed to reach a golden level. Disbandment occurred in 1995 so focus on solo careers. Pete Rock and CL continued to work together on projects very minimally through the years and decided to set aside their differences and reunited in 2010 for hip hop's sake. Since the reunion the duo stated that a future album will be in the works.

- Francis Santos

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