Cool Calm Pete

Peter Chung (born March 25, 1979), better known by his stage name Cool Calm Pete, is a Korean American rapper and producer from Seoul, Korea, who is currently based in Queens, New York.[citation needed] Cool Calm Pete has been profiled in major publications such as URB and XXL.[1][2] He is a founding member of the hip hop trio Babbletron.[3][4]

Cool Calm Pete
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Background information
Birth namePeter Chung
OriginSeoul, Korea
Associated acts

Life and careerEdit

Pete was born in Seoul, Korea and was moved to and raised in Queens, New York by the time he was a toddler.[5] Cool Calm Pete attended Cooper Union and received his BFA in fine arts, focusing on painting.[6] Pete is one of the three members of the hip-hop group Babbletron, alongside DJ Pre and Jaymanila. It featured production from RJD2 and MF DOOM, among others.[7] Cool Calm Pete's debut solo album Lost was released in the United States on Embedded Music, and released in Europe on Definitive Jux.[8] He has since released a 9 track EP entitled "Loosies," featuring several remixes of his older work.[9] Pete currently works in graphic design.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

According to Sophia Chang, an illustrator and designer that interned for Cool Calm Pete, said "He actually hates the spotlight. I think that’s extremely respectful."[11][12]


Cool Calm Pete is known for his distinct rapping style. He has been described for having a certain smooth and relaxed-sounding rapping style.[13]


  • Mechanical Royalty (Embedded Music - 2003) - with Jaymanila and DJ Pre as Babbletron
  • Lost (Embedded Music - 2005)
  • Loosies - Remixes and Other Oddities (Definitive Jux - 2007)
  • "Black Friday (Cool Calm Pete song) Black Friday" (Definitive Jux - 2002)
  • "Lost the Single" (Embedded Music - 2005)
  • "Gitty Up Baby" (Definitive Jux - 2007)
  • "Get with the Times" (Definitive Jux - 2007)
  • "Heart (Cool Calm Pete song) Heart" (Definitive Jux - 2009)
  • "Offline" (Modern Shark - 2011)
  • "The Food Theme." (Theme Magazine - 2009)
  • "Over You." (Modern Shark - 2010)
  • "The Ups & Downs." (Modern Shark - 2011)


  1. ^ "September 2005 - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ "The 25 Greatest Definitive Jux Songs Of All Time#17. Cool Calm Pete "The List"". Complex. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  3. ^ dumile. "Slowed to an even burn -". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  4. ^ "Art of Rhyme - Cool Calm Pete Interview". 2008-04-23. Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  5. ^ Administrator. "- Cool Calm Pete - Biography". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  6. ^ dumile. "Slowed to an even burn -". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  7. ^ ":: urban smarts . com | babbletron : mechanical royalty | review ::". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  8. ^ Administrator. "- Cool Calm Pete - Biography". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  9. ^ "Cool Calm Pete - Loosies: Remixes & Other Oddities". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  10. ^ "Cool Calm Pete | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  11. ^ "Sophia Chang | Interviews | QNSMADE". QNSMADE. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  12. ^ "Portfolio Review: 'New York Reservations' With Sophia ChangJacket". Complex. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  13. ^ Archive (2011-06-20). "Asian MCs Breaking the Mold". Archived from the original on 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2017-08-31.

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