Pete Rock’s Best Productions

The editors at Hip-Hop DX honored the legendary producer by compiling some of his greatest beats. They’re all essential, and there’s a few surprising picks, like A Tribe Called Quest’s “(We’ve Got) Jazz,” which Pete claims Q-Tip copied from him, and the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy (Remix),” which also involves claims of behind-the-scenes nonsense. The list sticks to the Chocolate Boy Wonder’s 90s heyday, but his latest work is also worth a listen. — Mosi Reeves