Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio...Featuring I.A.

April 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Mānoa Campus, George Hall 227 Add to Calendar

This presentation will feature Hawai‘i-based rapper I.A. Born Jordan Salud on the island of O‘ahu, I.A. is the son of world champion boxer Jesus “The Hawaiian Punch” Salud. He was exposed to music at a young age; in 8th grade he began writing his own lyrics to instrumentals of popular songs and soon after, he started a group with high school classmates named “The Otherz.” In 2007, I.A. released his first solo album, The Kama‘aina Classic, which featured two singles, “Dat Island Sound” (featuring B.E.T.) and “808 Party,” with both garnering heavy rotation on local radio. The album would go on to be nominated for a Hawai‘i Music Award and Na Hoku Hanohano Award. In 2008, IA followed his critically acclaimed debut album with Another Day in the H.I., with the single, “Do Whut I Like,” receiving popular attention. I.A.’s third album, Beyond Paradise was released in 2011, featuring collaborations with rappers Keak Da Sneak and San Quinn as well as producer Illmind. In 2012, he released his fourth album, Flyght 808, which was also nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award and featured the tracks “Go The Distance” and “Bring It Back,” produced by Grammy Award winning producer/engineer CTLGD. In addition to his albums, I.A. has also released a number of mixtapes, including The Prequel, The Ohana Mixtapes Volumes 1, 2, and 3, Another Day in the 80’s, Boarding Pass, Songs For Your Girlfriend, and Get Fresh (with DJ Kutmaster Spaz and Osna). In 2013, I.A. added television to his resume, hosting Hawaii Prep GameWeek, and more recently he joined forces with Hawai‘i lifestyle blog to create Aloha Hype TV, which made its debut earlier this year.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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Department of Ethnic Studies, Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA), Dancers Unlimited, Curators of Hip Hop, Mānoa Campus

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