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 @ info@808empire.com

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 www.rhymesayers.com.

The Album can be downloaded at:
Rhymesayers.com (Right Click and Save as...)
zshare.net (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.

TwoZeroZeroEight
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