WISHES AND LUCK – COOL CALM PETE

The first time I listened to Cool Calm Pete he was providing the vocals on Morcheeba’s single “One Love Karma.”  I was a young teen and instantly hypnotized; I’d never heard such a master of slow flow before. It was like he was meditating on the meaning of every word, drawing out his rhymes to give them just the right weight. Years later, I’m still a big fan of the Korean American rapper (Pete was born in Seoul, but raised in New York City). “Wishes and Luck” has a down-to-earth, back-to-basics kind of feel. It’s essentially a track within a track, switching tempo and everything midway through. (Two for the price of one? Hello!) If you like hip hop, Cool Calm Pete is an essential addition to your discography.

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