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Richmond, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF | AFTRA

Richmond, CA | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Hip Hop Pop


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V.I. PeteBio:V.I. Pete is 1/3 of the famed rap trio in the Bay Area “The Hoodfellaz” (with Johnny Cash and Y.S.) from Richmond California.  V.I. Pete aka Pete- erupt was released in 2000 from contra costa county jail on his birthday after being incarcerated for a year V.I. Pete along with three friends were exonerate while his childhood best friend and musical inspiration “Dr. Bombay” was sentenced to 27 years in  prison. Determined to pursue another path, his love for music would be his way out of the streets. “The Hoodfellaz” collaborations with Hip-Hop pioneer C Bo’s legendary rap group “The Mobfigaz” can be still be heard today throughout United States as well as internationally. Projects like The Jacka (Rip) first solo album, Camp Mobfigaz and others” paved the way for their first album entitled “From Grinding to Shinning” (2002). Bay Area Super producer Rob Lo of Black Opera productions enhanced the group sound and reinforced their lyrical talent. V.I. Pete’s introduced his captivating melodic, harmonizing sound to the world on Rob Lo’s “Street Epidemic”, album with the breakout track “In the streets” (2003), which showcased his vocal skills something that had not been done by a Bay Area artists at the time, his versatility allows him to seamlessly and effortlessly switch from a lyricist at its finest to gifted hip hop/pop star at the drop of a hat. V.I. Pete stands to be one of the most entertaining rap artists of his time. In memory of legendary slain rap star and Money Gang Co-Founder “Johnny Cash”, Jonte Cash (Johnny Cash Younger borther), "Rydah J. Klyde" (MobFigaz/Money Gang), V.I. Pete (HoodFellaz/Money Gang) and the Money Gang Mobb  continues to keep the legacy alive. V.I. Pete is most definitely an artist for the ages. In 2013 he dropped “Welcome V.I. Pete”, Mix Tape online  and now he set to do it again with “Welcome to the VIP, positioning him to take his talents Global with his Black Opera Music Group Global label.

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