Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows



Video of the Day
Check Out Part One Of CBC Music’s Rock The Mic, Featuring Pete Rock, Rich Kidd & Raz Fresco
April 2, 2014
submit to reddit

If you know your hip-hop at all, you know "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," the classic 1992 track released 22 years ago by New York duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth written in honour of their departed friend Troy Dixon (a.k.a. “Trouble” T. Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz).

For the first episode of the new CBC Music series Rock the Mic, Toronto rappers Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco travelled down to New York to record their take on the song — with Pete Rock, the track's legendary producer, sitting in for the performance. Even better: the recording took place at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland studios, where everything from Patti Smith's Horses to Arcade Fire's Reflektor was recorded.

The "They Reminisce Over You" session is the first of four Rock the Mic episodes, which all feature Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco connecting and collaborating with Pete Rock. (Another reason to get excited about them: George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and Strombo Show staffer Alex Narvaez was part of the team shooting and producing the whole thing.).

Both Pete Rock and Rich Kidd have made appearances in the broom closet for the Strombo Show this season. During his visit, Pete Rock reflected about his long career in hip-hop:

And Rich Kidd was joined by SonReal for an acoustic performance of "The Openers" from their record The Closers:

For more on Rock the Mic, head over to CBC Music.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.