Thursday, November 19

"They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" - Pete Rock & CL Smooth (1991)

Wikipedia - "'They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)' is a song by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, inspired by the death of their close friend Troy Dixon (better known as 'Trouble' T. Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz) in 1990. The song was the lead single off their debut album, Mecca and the Soul Brother, released in 1992, and later became a staple of classic early 1990s hip hop. ... Over a saxophone and bass sample of Tom Scott's cover of 'Today' by Jefferson Airplane, CL Smooth unravels fond memories of his own childhood, being the son of a young teenage mother, her father and four siblings, and the love he feels for other family members in working class Mt. Vernon. The chorus' ad libs are provided by Pete Rock. The 12 second intro is sampled from the 1971 song "When She Made Me Promise" by The Beginning of the End. The b-side of the 12" pressing is 'The Creator', which is taken from the group's 1991 EP, All Souled Out. ..."
YouTube: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), The Creator