Pete Rock Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Sadat X f/ Deda “Escape from New York” (1996)

Album: Wild Cowboys

Label: Loud

Pete Rock: “That was actually first an interlude on The Main Ingredient. Putting beats between records, I always thought that was something nobody really did before. And The Main Ingredient, being that it was such a classic album, Sadat reached out to me and was like, ‘Yo, what’s up with that beat?’ I ended up giving him the beat and putting Deda on it. We recorded that in Greene Street, [my home base studio at that time].

“Deda is a solo artist. He’s from Mount Vernon. I asked him to [get on the song]. But they built a relationship. [Sadat] always liked Deda’s style, the way he rhymed and stuff. So he wanted him on the song.”

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