This past April, Pete Rock released a new studio project titled The Return of the SP1200. Made up of previously-unreleased instrumentals originally recorded between 1990 and 1998, the aforementioned album delivered 15 original productions to listeners. Now, further supporting that full-length, Pete Rock is serving up a special short film to accompany The Return of the SP1200. Pete Rock’s politically-minded Shots Fired film was directed by Hezues R, and is soundtracked by select cuts from its coinciding musical project, such as “Take A Knee” and “Hope The World Don’t Stop (Before I Get Mines).”
“Harassed for his political associations, a white student brings a weapon to a predominately black high school,” reads Shots Fired‘s official synopsis.
“This will be my 1st release of 2019. The Return Of The SP1200 instrumental lp with beats from like 1990-97-98 I never used. The rejects or just beats that I never did nothing with,” Pete Rock shared in a January statement posted to Instagram, breaking down The Return Of The SP1200. “Gonna be variations of the way I do instrumental albumsCOMING SOON!!! All scratches and excerpts by the beat junkie himself @jrocc210 who has done a wonderful job — people love good music. We love hip hop still, don’t ever get it f*cked up. DSR2 PRSB PETESTRUMENTALS 3 & NEW SKYZOO album Produced by Pete Rock COMING SOON! And a lot more stay tuned.”
You can take a look at Pete Rock’s new short film for Return of the SP1200, “Shots Fired” above, and stay tuned for more sounds and sights from the legendary producer.
For more, revisit DJ Premier and Pete Rock’s Miami showdown, which went down towards the beginning of 2017.