The Lesson: DJ Gilla & Mr Thing ~ Pete Rock – Soul Survivor ‐ Worldwide FM

The Lesson: DJ Gilla & Mr Thing ~ Pete Rock – Soul Survivor


Tune in for a show from DJ Gilla, A&R/founder of First Word Records and Mr Thing of BBE and First Word records. They present you ‘The Lesson’, a show about producing, playing and enjoying hip-hop.

For this month’s Lesson, Mr Thing and Gilla take on Pete Rock’s 1998 masterpiece ‘Soul Survivor’ discussing the context, influence and making of this golden era hip hop classic. Mr Thing has also dug deep in his crates to showcase the samples behind the beats, taking in both this album and highlights from Pete Rock’s long and varied career in music.

Listen now Tracklist

Soul Survivor Intro – Pete Rock (Loud/RCA)

Tinseltown To The Boogiedown (Pete Rock Variation Instrumental) – Scritti Politti (Virgin Records)

What You Say – Pete Rock (Rapster)

Straighten It Out – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (Elektra)

Beat Goes On – Pete Rock (BBE Records)

One, Two, A Few More – Pete Rock (BBE Records)

Marley Marl Interlude (Loud/RCA)

Mind Blowin’ – Pete Rock (Loud/RCA)

A Little Soul – Pete Rock (BBE Records)

Players (Instrumental) – Slum Village (Good Vibe Recordings)

Loose Ends Interlude (Loud/RCA)

Smooth Sailing – Pete Rock (BBE Records)


The Girl From Petrovka – Henry Mancini (RCA)

Tha Game – Pete Rock feat Raekwon, Prodigy & Ghostface Killah (Loud/RCA)

Fonky First – The Silhouettes (Segue)

Conversations – The Silhouettes (Segue)

No. 1 Soul Brother – Pete Rock (Loud/RCA)

Respect Mine – Pete Rock feat OC (Loud/RCA)

Verbal Murder – Pete Rock feat Noreaga, Big Pun & Common (Loud/RCA)

Da Two – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (Loud/RCA)

St,M – Nat Adderley (A&M/CTI)

One Life To Live – Pete Rock feat MC Eiht (Loud/RCA)

Take Your Time – Pete Rock feat Loose Ends (Loud/RCA)

Soul Survivor – Pete Rock feat Ms Jones (Loud/RCA)

It’s About That Time – Pete Rock feat Black Thought & Rob O (Loud/RCA)

Rock Steady Pt II – Pete Rock feat Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz (Loud/RCA)

Half Man Half Amazing – Pete Rock feat Method Man (Loud/RCA)

Tru Master – Pete Rock feat Inspectah Deck & Kurupt (Loud/RCA)

On The Move – The Impressions (Curtom) 

Rahzel Interlude (Loud/RCA)

Back On The Block (Instrumental) – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (BBE Records)

Be Easy – Ghostface Killah (Def Jam)

Final Form – Sampa The Great (Ninja Tune)


‘Cause I Need It – Dorothy Ashby (Cadet) 

Fakin’ Jax – InI feat Pete Rock (Elektra)

Nothin’ Lesser – Pete Rock feat The UN (BBE)

It’s All Good – Skyzoo & Pete Rock (Mello Music Group) 

The Saga Begins – Rakim (MCA)

The Militia (Soul Brother Remix) – Gang Starr feat Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx (Virgin)

Windmills Of Your Mind – Dorothy Ashby (Cadet) 

All I Know – Rahzel (MCA) 

Patch Up The Pieces – Muro feat Freddie Foxxx & Pete Rock (Incredible) 

Ain’t No Thang – The UN (FourFiveSix)

Props – InI (Elektra)

Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Remix) – Das EFX (East West)

Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix) – Jeru The Damaja (Payday)

Jussemmen (Pete Rock Remix) – Das EFX (East West) 

You’re No Good – Harvey Averne Dozen (Atlantic) 

Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix Instrumental) – House Of Pain (Tommy Boy)

Go With The Flow – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (Elektra) 

Burning Spear – S.O.U.L. (Musicor)

They Reminisce Over You – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (Elektra) 

Today – Tom Scott with The California Dreamers (Impulse) 

Never My Love – Tom Scott with The California Dreamers (Impulse)

Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix) – Public Enemy (Def Jam) 

Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti (Sound Workshop) 

Grown Man Sport & Instrumental – InI (Rapster/BBE) 

Pete’s Jazz – Pete Rock (BBE Records)