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 some of the ingredients in the recipe for this Hip Hop elitist in Jacksonville, Florida.Mr. Al Pete’s music journeys start as early as 2005. His first emcee studio album, ‘Talk About It’, was released in February of 2009. Since then, he’s released 6 studio albums, 3 mixtapes, 2 collaborative albums, and has featured on numerous independent artists in Jacksonville, Florida and the North and South East regions of The United States. To add on, he created the ABA basketball team, Jacksonville Giant’s, theme song and has executive produced for various independent artists, including MJbaker’s mixtape ‘Just Another Interlude’ and her studio album ‘Feel Somethin’’.
Mr. Al Pete added the ‘DJ’ title while developing his emcee stance. He has played major roles in successful and historical events around Jacksonville, Florida, including The Glossary events, Rewind Old School events, the annual summer Fly Socks and Tees event, and has DJed many engagements that have kept him rising and being a sought out DJ. Mr. Al Pete added also the ‘actor’ title as well. He’s been in numerous independent movies and plays, including the indie film ‘Treacherous’, which was in rotation at film festivals nationally, which his song ‘Something More’ being the movie’s soundtrack.
To expand and solidify his brand standings, Mr. Al Pete made efforts to establish his new venture: Mister Peterson’s Neighborhood, in March of 2013. With instant success of the themed ‘warehouse’ parties and creating a sub brand, The Groove Suite, which was created in 2014, the levels were raised. While hosting multiple events, The Groove Suite Podcast was formed in early 2016. The podcast was created to showcase the Neo Soul/Progressive and other related genres of music of various U.S. and international independent artists. In August of 2016, Pete began working with the internet radio station The Sound of Duval by hosting his online radio mix show ‘Cubicle Music Mondays.’
While keeping up the daily jobs of a musical entrepreneur, he pursued expanding the brand to a network. In January of 2020, Pete created the Mister Peterson’s Neighborhood website and The Neighborhood Podcast Network, which hosts a range of podcasts from Jacksonville, Florida.