May 28 street date. Clear vinyl edition! Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's underrated, soulful and deeply grooving sophomore album was bittersweet, as it would be their last as a duo. "The Main Ingredient" is a powerful double album that still resonates with Golden Era hip-hop fans: 16 cuts deep and full of intelligence, fire and warmth. Beats-per-minute-wise, the album mostly clocks at a comfortable strutting pace, bolstered by Pete Rock's pioneering use of filtered basslines and a recently-hatched obsession with Rhodes piano. The new tracks filled speakers and headphones with soul, as C.L. continued to assert his lyrical prowess all throughout.