Talk About It
In this day and age true to heart Hip-Hop artists are far and few between, and Mr. Al Pete is definitely one of those artists. One part Emcee, one part DJ, and one part Musical Entrepreneur, makes up just some of the ingredients in the recipe for this hip-hop elitist in Jacksonville, FL. Entering into the world of writing rhymes at the young age of 9, Al Pete has been perfecting his craft for some time now. Once he began his journey into adulthood, Al Pete decided to make moves towards his goal of being one of the top entertainers in Hip-Hop. One of his initial steps involved coming together with his long time friend and musical peer Shirl Dee Capital, to create GrownFolk Entertainment in 2004. Providing an umbrella for many different entertainment aspects of both Shirl Dee and Al Pete, GrownFolk was just the beginning of many avenues to come. In 2005 under the advisory of his Uncle, role model, and mentor Tru.ski, Al Pete decided to take his love for the genre, and enjoyment of creating musical sets for friends and family, to another level by learning the art of turntablism which is housed under the G.F.E. label as well. Al Pete began spinning for parties, poetry events, social gatherings, venues, and fashion shows. Along with all of this Al Pete was still working diligently to keep his own music flowing, and keep up with performances in and out of town. In the Spring of 2006 Al Pete and Shirl Dee decided to put together the first mixtape to come from GrownFolk Entertainment; 'Exhibit A' which received an overwhelming response from the masses. That year momentum kept pushing forward, and in the winter of 2006 Al Pete joined alongside with 'Elevated Hip-Hop Experience' for a special live recorded album. Drive still pushing on in 2007 the spring brought another compilation album release 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' which included two of Al Pete's close companions and fellow artists Tough Junkie and Picasso. Currently Al Pete continues moving at full force in and out Jacksonville with performances, features on various Hip-Hop albums and mixtapes, and is still offering DJing services with events such as Nokturnal Escape and Fashion Forward Inc. Yet continues to make time to focus on his up and coming album 'Talk About It' scheduled for release in February 10th 2009, including his popular singles 'Somethin' More', 'All is Good' and 'H.N.I.C.' Mr. Al Pete is definitely path to greatness, and nothing will dull his shine.