Acclaimed duo Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth represented for Mt. Vernon, N.Y., with "Death Becomes You," perhaps the darkest, hardest record of their career. The crew broke up in 1995, but Pete Rock continued to produce for many rap notables, including Ghostface, Jim Jones and most recently, The Throne. He reunited with C.L. in 2010; the pair have begun touring and recording a comeback album.
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