Mr. Al Pete’s “Ice Man” is surely one of the standout tracks on our second all-local compilation, Void on Vinyl (Vol. 2). Backed by a signature Al Pete beat–retro, soulful, dynamic–Pete waxes nostalgic about the Duval he knew coming up as a youngster.
“I had seconds on everything my uncle would toss,” he says, tracing his introduction to self-expression through personal style back to his middle school days, when he had his eyes on some familial hand-me-downs. “I hope this make me cool when I wear ’em to school, please.”
“Ice Man” is just one of several solid tracks from Pete’s 2018 release, Mr. Peterson’s Neighborhood. The record showcases Pete’s skills as an observer and chronicler of, as well as a participant in, local culture–a culture he’s played a not so insignificant role in shaping as a longtime standout in the Hip hop scene. His effortless flow and the bevy of cultural touch points are sure to endear “Ice Man” to those who similarly spent their formative years in Jax.
Click play to pay a visit to Mr. Peterson’s Neighborhood.
Presented by: The Amp