Soul Survivor II
Soul Survivor II is the second studio album from hip hop producer Pete Rock. The album features guest appearances from a large number of hip hop artists, including Pharoahe Monch, Little Brother, Skillz, RZA, GZA, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Slum Village, Jay Dee and former partner CL Smooth.
Pete, who dropped verses on the majority of the songs found on his solo debut Soul Survivor, performs only a single verse on this album (“Niggas Know”) but handles several choruses throughout. Rock’s engineer, Jamey Staub, co-produces a number of songs on the project.
The album’s front cover is a nod to the Miles Davis album Tutu, which features the legendary jazz trumpeter in an identical, albeit black and white, portrait shot.