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Creed does it 'For Love'

January 22nd, 2015

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014Creed Chameleon.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

Creed Chameleon.

It's good to see hip-hop artist Creed Chameleon back on his grind in Hawaii after moving to Arizona in 2011.

Born in Guam, the rapper also known as Kristopher Rojas returned to Honolulu last year with a new label, Rising Sons Independent, that he started with fellow artist Klarke "Grip H" Castellanos. "Interlude" and "Life Goes" were released in the second half of 2014 in support of Creed and Grip H's collaboration project, Kristopher Klarke.

Nearly a decade after Creed released his solo debut, "Defy," which marked his transition from pure battle MC to a full-fledged recording artist, he continues to create and put out original music for fans both in Hawaii and abroad. Last month, he was the featured local opening act for hip-hop heavyweight Ghostface Killah of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan.

Creed's latest single, "For Love," is "all about riding through the town and having a beauty by your side to top off the end of the night," according to a press release. The track features production by Madlib (the beat was originally used by Indiana-bred rapper Freddie Gibbs) and "compliments (sic) Creed's verbal array of lyrical cadence and catchy one-liners."

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Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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