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Hawaii hip-hop holds it down

October 22nd, 2010

Photo by Jason Genegabus / jason@staradvertiser.com

Local rapper Prie, who will perform during "Indie 50" at theVenue on Friday, poses for a photo inside Kalihi clothing boutique Limited Addiction, one of his sponsors.

As the old saying goes, "a rising tide lifts all ships," and that's exactly what will happen tonight for local hip-hop fans in Chinatown. BambuTwo's theVenue and Manifest, both relatively newer additions to the neighborhood, will host "competing" events, but it's a good bet you'll see many of the same faces in both places.

The "Indie 50 Hip-Hop Festival" gets underway at 9:30 p.m. Friday at theVenue, with live performances by Creed Chameleon with Tempo Valley and DJ Packo, Ill Hill Society with the R-U-N Band, Mental Case with Perfect Strangahz, Pro and Eternal. Live artwork is also planned by Ckaweeks; DJ Une will be at theVenue to keep the music going all night long.

Another new artist tapped to perform at "Indie 50" is Prie Falaniko, a 19-year old Kalihi resident who was born in Hawaii before moving to Las Vegas at a young age. He returned in 2007 and set about making a name for himself on the local scene by releasing mixtapes; his latest, "Rookie of the Year," is available for free download here.

And along with backing up Creed Chameleon's performance with Tempo Valley, DJ Packo will also be at theVenue to celebrate the release of his latest mixtape, "Aqua Dust 2."

Packo was nice enough to provide a short sampling of what people can expect to hear on his new mixtape. Click here to listen and download the audio.

DOWN THE street and around the corner, another local rapper will be celebrating the release of his new album, "You Don't Look Like You Rap," at Manifest. Doors open around 9 p.m.

K-Luv, one third of local hip-hop group Prolific Unknowns, will be joined by Lost at Sea, the Deadbeats, PU brethren Big Mox and DJ Jah.

Here's a sample of what you'll end up hearing — "Native Emcee" by K-Luv.

11 Responses to “Hawaii hip-hop holds it down”

  1. Mrscaligood:

    ily prie


  2. EDDIEG:

    get it PRIE!!! MAKE BIG MOVES MANE!


  3. Cokomo:

    I'm so proud of you!!! Keep up the good work!!!!


  4. Silkslydavis676:

    Hawaiis best rapper


  5. Silkslydavis676:

    prie !


  6. Sexysamoan07:

    PRiE owns Hawaii


  7. Bmama07:

    Prie ripp'd tht stage lastnight ! he tha only one tht got tha crowd moving... Lol
    he always does..


  8. Fakawat55:

    Wtf !! mann somebody Sign PRiE already !!
    he's tha shit !


  9. Tina_808f:

    blessings is pouring slowly''''' down on u''''


  10. Aunty Lani:

    I am soooo proud of you nefew!! Your my SUPAHSTARR!! You make our family proud and I know Your cuzzin De'Arney is havin a Ball in heaven and smiles at you with joy in his heart!! Keep it going!! Never stop at anything useless!! To my sister Tina, your motherly touch as always is as the light in heaven. Your hard work, thank you for giving me a beautiful nefew at that!!Congradutlations nefew!! Your going to the TOP!!


  11. HUSTLEHARD808:

    LOOK OUT FOR BLAQWATER !!! THEY BEEN DOIN IT IN HAWAII TOOK A BREAK AND NOW THEY COMIN BACK TO HOLD IT DOWN IN HAWAII..... BLAQWATER.COM OR ADD ON FACEBOOK SEARCH BLAQWATER AND HIT UP THE PAGE!!


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