Due to Circumstances beyond our control PETE ROCK was unable to perform for I Love Hip Hop last night.
His UK tour got cancelled last week and we were promised that alternative travel was being organised by the Tour management company to get PETE ROCK over specifically for the night but this did not materialize Monday night/Tuesday morning, due to the costs from JFK airport making it impossible.
The Tour Agency offered a UK-based replacement as a gesture but this did not materialize either.
We can only apologise but must say we are as frustrated as yourselves.
Full refunds are available from all outlets where your tickets were purchased.
We’re all, at the Bongo, equally completely gutted that Pete Rock cancelled his appearance. As long as you bought a ticket from this website, refunds will be forthcoming from us ASAP.
If you bought your ticket elsewhere (either Skiddle, Tickets Scotland or Ripping Records), you’ll need to pursue your refund from the point of purchase. Please let us know if you haven’t received a refund from us (via paypal) by Wed 4th March and thanks in advance for your patience.
It’s not clear whether or not the event will be re-scheduled at this stage but we’ll update this page and the website with more info about that as soon as we have it. Other than that, we’ll continue to enjoy this classic tune of his, albeit tinged with a slightly more bittersweet taste than usual… Peace.
I Love Hip Hop is proud to present iconic US DJ, producer and MC PETE ROCK all the way over on his UK Tour, making his Edinburgh debut:
New York native and one of rap music’s most respected producers, Pete Rock was introduced to the world via Marley Marl’s WBLS show in 1989. He has since gone on to work with everyone from forerunners Heavy D (his cousin), Slick Rick, EPMD and Run-DMC (including their first single, ‘Down With The King’), to later talents in the shape of Lords Of The Underground (actually offering vocals on their ‘Flow On’), Nas and K-Solo. Other projects include his soundtrack work on Who’s The Man and Menace II Society. His remix roster is almost as impressive, with engagements with Brand Nubian, Public Enemy, House Of Pain, Das EFX, Father and non-rap artists like Shabba Ranks and Johnny Gill. He also put together the Untouchables producer network/umbrella organisation for the activities of himself and co-conspirators Eddie F, Dave Hall and Nevelle Hodge.
Rock also recorded with rapper C.L. Smooth (b. Corey Penn), debuting with 1991’s acclaimed All Souled Out EP. Rock’s impeccable production skills were again to the fore on Mecca And The Soul Brother, which included the superb US Top 60 hit single ‘They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)’. Their second album tilted towards the mainstream on smooth R&B cuts such as ‘Searching’ and ‘Take You There’, but with the rise of gangsta rap challenging their old school-style the duo called it a day shortly afterwards.
1998’s Soul Survivor, which featured a long guest list including members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Noreaga, Beenie Man, and his old partner Smooth. Rock’s mellow, soul-influenced style provided a surprisingly effective backing to the abrasive MCing of most of the guest rappers.
Still hard at it he has unreleased material with jay z and Kanye west a full album with sniff n Wesson …. Now he makes his first Scottish appearance at I LOVE HIP HOP
with support from Edinburgh’s heavyweights Ritchie Ruftone and Nasty P.