In late November of 2004, one of my absolute favorite Boston emcees, Edo G, and one of my favorite producers of all time, Pete Rock, hooked up for the 10 track LP, "My Own Worst Enemey" via Fat Beats Records. The album was easily one of the best releases of the entire year if you ask me, and the chemistry between the rapper and the Soul Brother #1 was undeniable on the seven collaborations that was included. And although the three additional contributions by Diamond D, DJ Revolution and Supreme One was no doubt solid, the LP would have been even better if Peter Phillips had gotten to lace the entire thing front-to-back which would be fully possible if "...Enemy" had just been pushed baci a few more months.
In fact, only a few months later (on my 2005 birthday) Fat Beats released two non-album collaborations between Edo and Phillips that would've fitted right in with the sound of the LP. The A-side is called "Shed A Tear" while my personal choice cut appeared on the B-side, titled "Jus' Listen". Two soulful and mellow Pete Rock signature productions with Edo's socially conscious lyrics and brilliant delivery fully in tact. In other words, two clear winners - check it out for yourself! As an additional bonus track I included the two's first collaboration together, "Situations", lifted from 2001's "The Truth Hurts".
02. "Shed A Tear" [Clean]
03. "Shed A Tear" [Instrumental]
04. Jus' Listen" [Original]
05. "Jus' Listen" [Clean]
06. "Jus' Listen" [Instrumental]
[*] "Situations" (2001)
EDO G / PETE ROCK - "SHED A TEAR" VLS