LA Got Aloha 2011

       

August 9th 2011 marks the second year of LA Got Aloha. The entire event consists of Live hip-hop and Art. For those that don’t know what aloha means, it means love. So in exact translation, LA Got Love, and we are sharing that love through art and expressing it to “you”, the public viewer. This year LA Got Aloha will be held at the Dragonfly in Hollywood, in my opinion the best venue I’ve ever been to, or performed at. It’s a very chill and artsy environment, nothing like those overrated, over flashy venues in Hollywood. And since it’s not on Sunset or Hollywood blvd, there’s plenty of street parking. Even though it’s mostly  a Hip-Hop event, LA Got Aloha is for everyone, and along with it being themed, the event will very much feel like a party. We are flying in Dj Packo from Honolulu, Hawaii, and bringing in Creed Chameleon, a well established EmCee from Honolulu Hawaii. Along with a handful of Hawaii rappers and painters there will be plenty of local Los Angeles talent in the building.
This event would not be possible if it wasn’t for our Sponsors
NAKAMA, RisingSons Independent, Wrekon Clothing, 187 Productions, 213 Collision, & Bestway Towing

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Doors open @ 9pm, with a $5 cover charge. Here’s the package deal that comes with this Los Angeles/Hawaiian themed event:

You get Leid at the door-If you get in before 9:30pm you get a FREE drink with your cover charge-3 stages with 3 Djs spinning music genres from Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Reggae, to even world beat-after 12:50am there will be an open mic on the second stage-after 12:50am Dj Packo will make you dance your ass off on the main stage-Hawaiian food-Live body art with beautiful women dressed in hula skirts-Live art on multiple canvases including surfboards-a photo booth for you to pose all goofy with Aloha shirts and hula skirts-You can trade in your purchased drink receipts for FREE merchandise-Creed Chameleon will be selling advanced copies of his Vanishing Act Mixtape

Venue Info:
@ The Dragonfly

6510 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038-1408
Street parking
$5 COVER. Doors open 9PM
*FREE drink w/cover before 9:30PM
Performances start 9:30PM
This is a 21+ event

You can find the facebook event here: LA Got Aloha 2011
View Front of Flier: LA Got Aloha Flier
View Back of Flier: LA Got Aloha Flier2
For more questions regarding the event you can contact me:
-Blake Borisoff
808-989-6002
crazyeight808@sbcglobal.net

-Get Familiar with the Talent-
-Use The Links-

The Hip-Hop Acts »
Dj Packo:
»Aquadust Mixtape (dubstep)


Also Known As:

»Music Preview

Creed Chameleon:
»Paradise Life Relaxin-Feat. Geo of Blue Scholars & Bambu

Analog Dive:
»Newly Released Ep “Rebuild The Moon” (FREE DOWNLOAD)

DJ Stereotype:
Mixcloud (mixdowns)


Turtle:
»
Music Video For “LA LA Meanz” Feat.Magz

Beatree & Kserious:
»Don’t Shoot The Food Ep
»Besatree’s “Simply Put”

Handroidz:
Facebook Page


Anthm:

Onslot:
Now I Understand-Feat.Ezus

Gym Beam:
Pavement Poetry on itunes

Generik & Anek:
Soundcloud Page (listen to their music here)


Jmelen:
I Am remix

Will:

Justin V:
Justin V’s blog spot

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From The Geisha House 2 The Dragon Fly

Since only every once in a while I write a blog I’ll go over the highlights of what we have been up to. Mostly show/event wise over the last few months.
I guess we’ll start off at the Geisha house-
Honestly I had no idea what to expect, and from what I heard was that this place had no stage and was in the middle of a restaurant. I felt kind of bad because in my opinion I didn’t do a good job promoting the show that well. When I get there I see that this place is right on Hollywood blvd, there was a stage, and the vibe of the place was awesome and not in the middle of the restaurant, but above it. I was also very sick which kind of made me worry about the outcome of my performance. But after Eddie gave me a shot of tequila it was all good :]. We hit the stage and killed it! Not to mention that the turn out was amazing. The crowd was almost all women, which was awesome to see all these random beautiful women throwing there hands up and singing along to our songs.


Next stop was the San Diego show w/h Pigeon John @ The Kava Lounge-
So as a 4 year California resident, I apparently don’t know my way around California. I have this retarded Tom Tom GPS thing that totally fucked up my ride over there. A trip that should’ve only took 2 hours almost took a womping 5 F’n hours! Drivers must’ve of thought I was psychotic when I took my frustration out by punching the steering wheel. I pretty much started off on the 405 when my genius GPS decided to take me East to the 5, waaay to early, pretty much making Zig-zags through traffic from L.A. to SD. When I finally got to San Diego it was awesome! Met up with a bunch of friends from Hawaii and went to the Kava Lounge to a great show. I was surprised that they actually had Kava at this place, and introduced Pete Ulatan to his first serving of dirt O_o. Super cool to be rocking with a bunch of Big Island boys. Pigeon John Rocked it and Cizflow with Hi Roots shut it down! Also bumped into Reason The Citizen, another amazing rapper from Sand Diego.

photography by:Pete Ulatan:
                                                     Pics from the Pigeon John Show in Los Angeles taken from C. Dillon:                                         

The icing on this blog was The Dragon Fly- My favorite place to perform at. The art in this place is just sooo Alive! Everyday Inc. really knows how to put on a show and
consecutively pulls it off every monday at the Fly. We had an entirely new set for that night and had planned to do the show like it would be our last. A cool little surprise was Dj Dinari. We just met this guy (which was the house dj), helped us out with our set, and he killed it on the 1s & 2s. It was like we’d rehearsed this thing months before the show. Needles to say this was by far my favorite show that we’ve ever done. Even after we got done with our set the entire night was raging! Great artwork by Pete Doronio and the Collective Aesthetics, as well as the homie Louis Morello. And awesome performances by Random Citizens, The Handroids, and everyone that did their thing that night. If you missed out with this show, you need to go to the next one.

You can also check out Dillon’s run down of the night here (he has more photos of the event) : http://cdillon.net/2011/04/analog-dive-at-the-dragonfly-41111/

We should be getting footage from the other camera soon. Sorry some reason the audio on this camera didn’t come out that great.

Much Aloha to everyone that continuously comes to our shows and has a damn good time, high five muh fuckahs!
187 Productions along with Nelson, Arnel, and the rest of their filming crew. The Love Alone & Meex One, NAKAMA Brand & Pete Ulatan, Eddie Vela, Eddie Saucedo, HI Roots & Cizflow, and C. Dillon Martin.
All Smiles Kids!

-Blake

P.S. again my apologies for any miss spelling :D

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From Los Angeles To Hawaii

First I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone that’s been showing us love at the past shows! Secondly I want to point out that I will be more consistent with these blog updates, since the last one was beyond a few months ago. So on to some re-cap highlights of everything we’ve been up to with in the last few months:


Oct 8th, The Qwel & Maker Show:
We haven’t performed at the Airliner in a while so it was nice to be back. We got there to find out Pete Ulatan (from Nakama) drove all the way down from San Diego just for the show, which was pretty damn cool. Also my friend from Florida, that I’ve never seen in months flew in that day and surprised the living hell out of me! After catching up a bit with my friends and passing out a few free CD’s we finally got up on stage. It was a really cool show, we had a lot of great energy coming from the crowd, especially this one dude that got super excited when we gave a Qwel & Maker shout out (Watch the “Bittersweet Los Angeles” video near the end below, HI-LARIOUS). Thanks for everyone that came out that night, I recognize everyone of your faces, and hope to see them more at our future shows.

I gotta give a big thanks to Diane Abapo, Eddie Saucedo, Pete Ulatan, Arnel Albayadle, and 187 Productions for doing a great job capturing some amazing moments at the show. And of course, much aloha to everyone that came out to the show!

December Shows In Hawaii (Big Island & Oahu):
Finally, back home! There’s nothing like flying into the Big Island of Hawaii just floating right next to the shinny snow top of Mauna Kea. Also landing in Kona, which if you’ve never experienced before, looks like you’re going to crash right into the ocean and skid into a big chunk of jagged lava rock! We had 2 show’s lined up, one in Kona, and one on Oahu in Waikiki. The one in Kona got canceled, which I was pretty bummed about, especially because I know some of you were really looking forward to it. Luckily The Brainstorming Weather crew (a local hip-hop group from Hilo) hooked us up with a show on Dec.14th at this event they put together every week called Treehouse Tuesdays at Margarita Village in Hilo. Even though I was pretty hung over and sleep deprived from the prior night, I had a pretty damn good time. I got to freestyle with all the local rappers (which are all very talented), and hung out with some very interesting people.

Next stop was Oahu, probably the most exciting show we had ever anticipated, especially because Kelii was performing live with me, and that it was our first show in Oahu! The show was located at the Tropics Cafe in Waikiki, and was put together mainly by Creed Chameleon, Dj Bones (Got Rice Show), and Dj Packo. It seems like I’m saying this in every blog article but this show was utterly amazing, and tops them all!We did the show with Southern Cumiford (RisingSons Independent), Prie, and headlining was Creed Chameleon (Flip The Bird). Everyone did a great job with their sets, even watching Packo Dj in between those sets was          pretty amazing. Kelii and I had a great time on stage, and performed probably one of our cleanest performances. It was also nice seeing a lot of friends that we went to Kealakehe high school with. Thanks to everyone that bought an Analog Dive CD that night, and can’t wait until we do another show in Oahu! Keep posted for footage of the night, provided by- Curators Of Hip-Hop

From Left To Right: Creed Chameleon, Analog Dive, Southern Cumiford, Prie

Special Thanks goes out to:
Dj Bone, Dj Packo, Creed Chameleon, Prie, Prototype Clothing, Knoxx, Everyone part of the Brainstorming Weather crew & Kelii Behasa
Jermaine Fletcher (Curators Of Hip-Hop) for filming the event
Riana Stellburg (Rudified) for your amazing Photography
Sae Choi (88 Monks) for providing the clothing
And the Island of Oahu for showing me a great time!

Live @ The Airliner, Oct.8th

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L.A. Got Aloha!

How’s it going everybody? Hope all is well! I know it was like a few months ago or what not but I finally found the time to write about our “L.A. Got Aloha!” show. First off I had an amazing time! Thank you to everyone that came out and participated in the event, it was such an humbling experience to share with you all. This was the 2nd show we promoted under RisingSons Independent and personally felt like it was a success. Of course we have a long way to go, and a long road a head of us, but we are all determined to create bigger and more exciting events.

The Show started off great! A friend of mine from Hawaii, Splinta just so happened to be in L.A. and last minute jumped on the show. It was so cool to have another local from Hawaii rocking the same stage as I was here in Los Angeles. All performers did an amazing job, and all the visual artists brought breathtaking pieces! While Scotty The Kid, M.C. Ewok One, Mokka Frapp, The Trouble Shooters, MK of Ever Ready Records, and American Trash Republic we’re killing it on stage the live painters also brought their A game.

Meex One painted an amazing piece of art directly on the wall of the venue. Michelle Chan, Znuph, APESR, Zina, And Pete Doronio all brought canvases to paint on during the event. It was so cool seeing the progression from start to finish with all these talented artists, and it all mixed in so well with the live Hip-Hop.

When we got on stage it was bananas! Every one was cheering, I got to jump on stage a bit, and we got to share a few new songs with the crowd. It was probably one of our best Analog Dive performances yet.Nearing the end of the event, VerBS took the stage! It was a really fun experience being in the crowd while the dude did his thing. The dude even jumped in the crowd! It was fun, everyone threw their hands up, jumped around, and had a great time. And everything was captured on film from the amazing film crew of 187 Productions.

We plan to make “L.A. Got Aloha!” an on going event. The whole idea behind it is to get a bunch of artists (visual art & musical art) to get together and share with Los Angeles what they love to do. Aloha means love, and L.A. definitely got lot’s of it! Hence how the event name came about, “L.A. Got Aloha!”

Special thanks to everyone that came to the show, it really does mean a lot!
We hope to see you all at future events.
Thank you to Pete Ulatan for providing the Nakama Brand Clothing
187 Productions & Arnel Albayadle For providing the footage
Splinta (the Homie CHAD!), Kurt Rogers, Derek Gamba, Jose Perez, Scotty The Kid, M.C. Ewok One, Mokka Frapp, The Trouble Shooters, MK of Ever Ready Records, American Trash Republic, VerBS, Dj Stereotype, Van The Vandel, Lovelin, Diane Abapo, Sarah Lee, C.Dillon, Rory Tool, Zina Phoeniz, Pete Doronio, Jon Tothe J, booleep, EddieSeven, God Awful, BOISE, & Sleepwalker

Sorry for any miss-spelling :P
-Blake (CrazyEight)

You can Check out more pics from L.A. Got Aloha! here: http://s539.photobucket.com/albums/ff360/CrazyEight808/LA%20Got%20Aloha/

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