Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Meet Number 2..

It goes down for the 2nd time in two years...Yeah you heard right The Cutlery is celebrating it's second year in business. As a way to give back for every $50 you spend from now till 12/27/08 you'll be entered to win a custom Tiffany Dog Tag. So find your way to 141 Mamo St to get your C walk on.. ~JYK

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Daddy Scotty of Chapter 11 @ Emerald Orchid

It's been 2 months since the last Party Kings rager. Join us December 12th @ The Emeral Orchid Hilo. 21&over welcome get their early because we will hit capacity.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh $h!+ it's that time of the year again...

This year went by a little to fast for me...Black Friday always gets me to kick in the brakes before the year is over. If you're on the Big Island you definately need to hit up The Cutlery to get 50% off everything...Everything? Yeah ev-eryyything...2 days only so get on it.

Enjoy Turkey Day...Aloha ~JYK Digital

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Penn / GSP 2


nuff said....see everyone in vegas in January

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Silly Rabbit...

Check out this ad for the Atmosphere Oahu show...Really wish we had better venues here on the Big Island to work on bringing them over. Well see you all in oahu....~JYK

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

HI Surveillance Dot Com

HI Surveillence is getting ready for a new season on OC16. If you haven't seen the show yet you can log into their website to watch previous episodes. Hit us up for more info. ~JYK

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Give Thanks....

Big MAHALO goes out to all that raged it with us this past weekend.. Also to our sponsors The Cutlery, Isacc Micheals Photography, & Slab Cinema. We'll have footage and more pix up soon.

Another 808 Empire Tattoo Site

This about the 4th person we're seen to get an 808 Empire brand on them..This guy is gonna get discounts for life.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Check out this Omni Unlimited / Vertical Junkies parties with Cali Reggae Star Mike Pinto Tonight in Oahu @ The Shack Waikiki.

Monday, October 20, 2008

808 Empire Presents

Yup Iration is back on the Big Island for their 2nd show with the Party Kings. BW from Ooklah The Moc & DJ RedOne will be opening up. Check out the flyer above to buy tickets before this show sells out. The after party will go down at Emerald Orchid 21+ only. ~JYK

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some Key Musical Mentions

NOTE #1 Likkle Mai From Japan Hitting Hawaii For a Tour.

We tried to pull off the Big Island Show but expenses were a little to high for our small venues.

Likkle Mai from KAIMEDIA on Vimeo.

NOTE #2 Rhythm D Feat. Monday Night Strings Live Band Session

Loving the Band / MC collabos. Next show is doing down this winter i suggest you be there.

Monday, August 04, 2008

HipHop On The Rock

On July 11th, 2008 HipHop On The Rock went down at the EO. It was a packed house featuring Hilo's own Rhythm Defense Team. Monday Night Strings backed the Team with a Roots style live band/MC collabo. Definately one one of the top shows that have gone done in Hilo for the past couple of years. Look for HipHop On The Rock III coming this winter. ~JYK

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's A ObamaNation

New Sam Flores and Zoltron Obama Hope stickers are in. The 1st batch sold out a little to quick so get on it if you want some of these. is the spot.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Hip Hop On The Rock 2

After 2 years of going below underground the Team is back with another quality show in well...2's all going down this Friday at the Emerald Orchid 21&over welcome. Hit us up for more info.

Friday, July 04, 2008

808 Anniversary Party

Anniversary it goes down tomorrow night. We celebrate another year of doing what we do. Hit us up for the guest list..

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Cut MidSummersSale....

141 Mamo is the place to be if you want the deals on some slick new summer gear....Tell the Emp sent ya....

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Da Secret Sauce Demo Day

Da Secret Sauce makes its Debut at "Its Chili in Hawaii" Saturday, June 28, From 12:00 pm till we run out. I'll be passing out samples with our Famous Steak and Kailua Pig. Da Secret Sauce will be sold for $8.

"Its Chili in Hawaii" was featured in this past MidWeek selling all kinds of Hot Sauces. They are located on 2080 S.King Street, its on the left hand side across the Mcdonalds.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

You Could Be A Stranger

Last month we hosted a band called Stranger here on the Big Island. If you're a fan for soulful reggae music you'll love their music. Definately some of the best lyrics I've heard in a while. For a sample go to their MySpace profile. Big goes Mahalo to Omni Unlimited for the intro.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Obama Artist Stickers

Artist MunkOne and Shepard Fairey have come up with a limited edition stickers. We've got a limited amount on our online store so get yours while you can. 808 Empire Online Store

Friday, May 16, 2008

Ethnic / 808 Empire Collabo Tattoo...

Just found this tattoo picture from a little while ago of our boy Moroni from Soul Redemption.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


The boys over at Omni Unlimited have just launched a new t.v. series on OC16. Focusing on a mix of life styles that go down in our HI state. You can check out HI SURVEILLANCE every Sunday @ 8pm on OC 16. ~JYk

Friday, April 25, 2008

808 Empire Tags

Just in at the 808 Empire offices. You can either hang the tag off of your neck with the included necklace or remove the necklace and use it as a key chain. Limited supplies so get yours soon at 808 Empire Online Store.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Cutlery is Shanking Pricing....

From 4/23-4/26 This Wednesday - Saturday... $10 Deals on Hats, Tees & Hoodies.

141 Mamo St. From 11am - 6pm

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Party Kings Present

This Friday April 11th 808 Empire presents Mike Pinto @ Uncle Mikey's in Hilo. For more info contact See you at the Show...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kalapana Mission

Look Closely to see the lava burning the forest on it's way down to the Ocean

Some of the 808 Empire Oahu ohana came down this past weekend to play tourist. Some places we checked out were the usual like Akaka Falls, Kolekole to swim through the waterfall, surfed some fun Honoli'i waves, and last we went down south to check out the lava entering the ocean. All i can say is "Lucky We Live Hawaii" where else can you wake up and see snow on the mountain while surfing warm waves and then drive 1 hour to check out Pele.

Aloha JYK

(if you go down to see the lava wave & show much respect to those that live down there.)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Top Drawer Presents...

What up people...Tonight @ the East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo there's a Art/Fashion Show going down. Be there to check out the lastest goods The Cutlery has to offer. Procedes will go to Hawaii Food Bank so be there. After wards we be raging as some of our oahu people fly in for St. Patty's day. Aloha and a HuiHou. ~JYK

Friday, March 07, 2008

Back in Black

Team rider Colin Black was featured in Bodyboarder Magazine for a full page interview. Other team riders Leroy Kaiwi and Rex Moribe also had pix in that issue. Congrats to all of them. ~JYK

Friday, February 29, 2008

iKandy Girls Day Sale..

This one is for the ladies. Girls day is coming up fast and the good people over at Exclusive & iKandy are hooking you up. Head down to Exclusive (located on the corner of Pi'ikoi & Kapiolani). Check out the fly above for more info or go to the official Exclusive and iKandy websites. Happy Aloha Friday All ~ JYK

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

That Famous Soccer Guy...

The DoubleXus just sent me this pic of Mister Beckham and our NY friend Steph taken last week @ Sandy Beach, Oahu. I thought it was kinda cool so i figure post it. Mahalo Steph for pimping the hat... ~JYK

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DJ Still Wil & DJ Spinobi

This should be a good one. To listen to a sample be sure to look them up on MySpace or go get a CD. The Oahu show is on & there's rumors of a Big Island show too. If you in oahu this weekend hit it up and on Saturday hit the Kimie Show also at Cirque

Monday, February 25, 2008

Jam Sessions

Omni Unlimited & Sick Dog Productions have partnered up to present Jam Sessions. This show will feature acoustic performances in the main Cirque showroom and a DJ in the lobby. this is a 18+ event. Check out for a sample of what you'll here. ~JYK

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mauna Kea Mission Take 2

After about a month of rain and a few days of major flooding we finally got our chance to drive threw the clouds and head up the mountain to hit the snow and watch the sunset. I can't count the number of times I've been to the top of the world but everytime we make the trip it's like the 1st. Where else can you go from a white sandy beach to the snowy mountain top within 1 hour. All i can say is lucky we live Hawaii. Mahalo to the Hanz for making the drive.~JYK

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bob Fest 2008

This years annual Big Island Bob Fest put on by 3 Sexy Guys took place at Kona's Old Airport. Not sure on a exact number but i heard abount 7000+ people showed up. 808 Empire and J. from Heavywater Magazine ran the VIP area for the artist. Pretty much just taking care of all their needs. Some of the artist included Morgan Heritage, Tanya Stevens (pictured w/ 808Sign), Irie Love w/ AiPohaku, Jenifer Johns, and more. The headline act Alpha Blondy arrived to Kona the mourning and went straight to the hospital. Because of that he never made it on stage. In the end Alpha's band jumped on stage with Morgan Heritage to pay tribute. ~JYK

Friday, February 15, 2008


Kinda Late on this one but check out Heavy Water Magazine Vol. 3 No. 12. We feature artist Downr in a full page advertisment. Look up for the 808 Empire x Downr Collabo arriving early March. ~JYK

Monday, February 11, 2008

5 Pointz New York

One of the 808 Empire Boys took a trip to New York and came back with some pix of a place called 5 Pointz. Going over the pix makes me to to go to NY to check it out. For more info hit up Google and search 5 Pointz New York. -JYK

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

If You Don't Know Now You Know..

Sig Zane Designs & Kicks Hawaii are at is again. This is their lastest New Era Fitted which will most definately be as famous as the last Fitted they produced. Check out this pic with Kanye and DJ ATrak.
Here's some info from KZ.
"The hand cut design by Sig is of the ʻākoʻakoʻakohe which is also known as the Mushroom Coral. This print is named Olako'aka. "Ola" translates into life or living and "koʻakā" refers to a coral shoal where two currents meet. Sig Zane Designs and Kicks Hawaii came together to bring you this exclusive print and product where the currents of traditional and contemporary meet!"
The release date is set for Saturday, February 9th and is available exclusively at Sig Zane Designs and The Cutlery in Hilo and both Kicks/Hi locations on Oahu.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

01.28.08 Over the Rainbow

Definately got hit hard yesterday by non-stop phone calls from home while on Oahu. Close friend Davey Boy Young passed away yesterday in a fatel car accident. I've known Dave for about 15 years give or take and was one of the few people that i grew up next to that i still cruise with on the weekends. Definately someone with a big heart. Dave you are missed and i really wish i could've been home this past weekend to party with you one last time. I consider David FAMILY always offering to catch my back.

We've decided to our yearly 808 Empire Aniversary Party up this year so that the Young family will get all profits from this years event to help with expenses. More info coming soon. Aloha and AHuiHou

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Friday The 25th

This Friday we'll be hitting Oahu hard. If you've never been to China Town on a Friday night you should definately pop your cherry this Friday and hit up ThirtyNineHotel to celebrate the Exclusive grand opening party. We'll be there to show some love.

Also check out our post below Big Island boys Ai Pohaku will be performing @ Hawaiian Hut 18&over welcome. For the after party we'll be hitting up Sick Dog's party @ Cirque Waikiki this is also 18+ and will go till 4am.

Mahalo to Steven over @ Omni Unlimited and Go Airlines.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sick Dog Productions Presents

Friday Night Live @ Cirque Waikiki. 18+ welcome doors open @ 10pm and party goes till 4am. Sick Dog Productions also puts on Fly Saturdays every Satuday night. Read More Here.

If you'd like to be on our guest list hit us up @

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Leroy Kaiwi Signature Board

If you don't already know our boy Leroy Kaiwi has released a signature board through No.6 Bodyboards. Leroy has been apart of the 808 Empire Ohana for about 6 or 7 years. Definately good people for if you bodyboard i expect you to be riding a No.6 Landlord model. Aloha JYK

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Biz..

Ever wander how the music industry works? Well here's a little insite on how you get your work on big time radio stations.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Take A Leak

This is for all you Atmosphere heads out there. I've been a fan for to many years to count and have never turned my back. As it say's on the website "it's great for first dates, crappy houseparties, or to play in the backround while you google yourself again" ~Slug.

Check out the links below for a full length album from Slug & Ants, add them on myspace, and go buy a previous album on their website

The Album can be downloaded at: (Right Click and Save as...) (Mirror)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Final Days of 2007

2007 Finale
First off i want to thank everyone that has supported us this past year. From our customers to fellow biz people to the hundreds and hundreds of people that rep our stickers.

This past year has been a long one. Some Events includes the death of Fluid Ultra Lounge (the good die young), 808 Empire Aniversery Party, Brad Fest, Don Carlos Concert, Whitelines Reunion concert with Sick Dog Productions, year end concerts which included shows with OPM, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, and Iration. My biggest learning experience came from the Don Carlos show which i shall keep to myself on that educational lesson.. Big MAHALO goes out to Mariner @ R&R Entertainment, Ed from Sick Dog Productions, Joey V. @ Globe Shoes and Hoven Eyewear, Master Louie @ Hawaii Underground and to all of our sponsors. For More Info On All Current Events Go To 808 Empire Events.

As for the clothing we released 15 different products rangeing from belts to hats to our limited edition poster series. Mahalo to all that placed orders including our retail locations Buti Groove Store, Crank & Carve, The Foam Co., and The Cutlery.

We made new additions to our rooster. Ian Bowman joined our surf team and Lionel DeGuzman joined our skate team. These kids are the future stay tuned for more info on these groms.

The Cuterly Makes 1 Year
I am very pround to say that on January 29th 2007 The Cutlery has made it the first 12 months and is looking heathy to make it another 12. If you don't know the Cut is Big Island's most original retail store, for more info head on down to 141 Mamo St. in Hilo. Go to The Cutlery's Blog for pix from that night. Congrats to mister KZ and best of luck to the cut in zero eight.

Look for progressive moves this coming year for 808 Empire. We'll be releasing our series of fitted hats, cut and sew shirts, an all over print shirt, and FINALLY!! some girl gear. We have a new design from Downr and some secret weapon artist we'll be revealing to Hawaii. Events from the underground to the above the ground are being planned. Look for our acoustic concert series in the very near future.

Well enough babbling for today. Best wishing to everyone this New Year. ~JYK