Scoop B: Pete Rock said his most memorable Christmas was playing James Brown’s vinyl 45 record all day

DJ Pete Rock. Photo Credit: Duck Down Music

DJ Pete Rock is hip hop royalty. The Bronx, Ny born and Mount Vernon, NY raised, the Grammy Award winning DJ and producer has been involved with 11 albums in over 20 years and has worked with legends in a multitude of genres.

That list includes: The Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Monica, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Robert Glasper.

So, today is Christmas. You’d think that a memorable gift for any male child would be a checker set, GI Joe or Rock em sock em robots.

Not so for Pete Rock!

Getting a set of vinyl records that included greats like legendary soul singer, James Brown was his most memorable Christmas gift.

Press Play to check out DJ Pete Rock and Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson’s Christmas chat

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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit