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