Soul Survivor II is the second studio album from hip hop producer Pete Rock. The album features guest appearances from a large number of hip hop artists, including Pharoahe Monch, Little Brother, Skillz, RZA, GZA, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Slum Village, Jay Dee and former partner CL Smooth.

Soul Survivor II
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 11, 2004
Recorded2003-2004
GenreHip Hop
LabelBBE Records/Rapster
ProducerPete Rock
Pete Rock chronology
Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics
(2003)
Soul Survivor II
(2004)
Surviving Elements: From Soul Survivor II Sessions
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
HipHopDX.com4/5 stars link
Q3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone3/5 stars 7/08/2004
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars 11/02/2004
The Stranger4/4 stars link
The Sourcefavorable
StylusC+ link
Vibe3.5/5 stars link
Yahoo! Music7/10 stars link

Pete, who dropped verses on the majority of the songs found on his solo debut Soul Survivor, performs only a single verse on this album ("Niggas Know") but handles several choruses throughout. Rock's engineer, Jamey Staub, co-produces a number of songs on the project.

The album's front cover is a nod to the Miles Davis album Tutu, which features the legendary jazz trumpeter in an identical, albeit black and white, portrait shot.

Track listingEdit

# Title Feature Artist(s)
1 "Truth Is" Black Ice
2 "We Good" Kardinal Offishall
3 "Just Do It" Pharoahe Monch
4 "Give It To Ya" Little Brother
5 "It's The Postaboy" Postaboy
6 "It's A Love Thing" CL Smooth, Denosh
7 "One MC, One DJ" Skillz
8 "Beef" Krumbsnatcha
9 "No Tears" Leela James
10 "Head Rush" RZA, GZA
11 "Fly Till I Die" Talib Kweli, CL Smooth
12 "Warzone" Dead Prez
13 "Da Villa" Slum Village
14 "Niggaz Know" J Dilla
15 "Appreciate" CL Smooth

SamplesEdit

Truth Is

  • "Girl You Move Me" by Cane and Able

We Good

Give It to Ya

It's a Love Thing

One MC One DJ

Beef

No Tears

Head Rush

Da Villa

Niggaz Know

  • "Heartbeat" by War

Appreciate

Album singlesEdit

Single information
"It's A Love Thing"
  • Released: 2004
  • B-side: "Appreciate"
"Warzone"
  • Released: 2004
  • B-side:

ChartsEdit

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[1] 155
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 27
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[3] 9

ReferencesEdit