OTD Hip Hop: What is the inspiration behind "Life's Too Short?"
KillaBrex: The influence for the name "Life's Too Short" was brought to me after finding out my friend Bryson Samson, had passed away. Still mourning the death of my little cousin Deasd Silva. I was shocked that our once happy town of hilo had become dark and unpleasant. I went into a dark place of depression and secluded myself from the world. While I was sitting reminiscing, the last time I saw Bryson, I was with him at the beach after I came back from Vegas and he was angry and refused to shake my hand, due to him being disappointed in me like I should have stayed up there. Later though he gave me a hug but that impacted me because I knew he wanted me to pursue my dreams and since day one always pushed me to do so...
Life's Too Short. Because life is too short, to sit in your sorrow and wait for things to get better, you gotta make the most of the life and make good with what God gives you. So with this show Life's Too Short I am trying to bring together local talent and inspire them to take action and chase their dreams before our time here runs out..RIP Bryson Samson & Deasd Silva. Anyone 21+ who is down to celebrate the lives of two young men and come together for good music, local Hip Hop, and lots of surprises, consider this YOUR INVITE ^_^
OTD Hip Hop: What made you want to be the main event manager for this? Do you have experience in planning small rap shows?
KillaBrex: I decided to throw the show to start a movement or renaissance for Big Island Hip Hop. I want to get everyone ambitious and hungry for more shows and to chase their dreams. I have thrown many "illegal parties" before and when offered to throw a show at the tavern, I decided it was time to go legit and get it going.
OTD Hip Hop: Have you performed, attended, or put together any other similar shows at Hilo Town Tavern? KillaBrex: I have never performed at the tavern, but there were many huge Hip Hop shows there which is why i decided to go with the hilo town tavern. They have had big names such as Dumbfounded, Murs, and event local celebrities like the Steppas, to J Boog. So I figured it was the best venue in town that could provided a good environment for a Hip Hop show.
OTD Hip Hop: What can people expect at the event? (performances, giveaways)
KillaBrex: They can expect a night jam packed full of local Hip Hop talent from South Kona to Deep Puna. We will also be giving out donations from our sponsors - Irie Hawaii, Hilo Grown Shop, Stickithi all night. They are giving away glass pieces to grow lights, to even soil to grow, and alot of apparel and stickers.
OTD Hip Hop: Since Visual Feelings ENT is a sponsor? Will they be doing any video coverage of anything like that?
KillaBrex: We actually are doing video coverage. we will have 4 gopros and 2 cameras set up at event to get the whole thing shot.
OTD Hip Hop: Feel free to share anything regarding the artists, DJs, etc.
KillaBrex: We have DJ Casey 808 on the spins all night and Junya Sabas from Boomdraw MCing and keeping everyone entertained all night..
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