Blue Scholars – Hi-808

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First off, you have to applaud these guys for this. That’s the kind of innovation and forward thinking this industry desperately needs. “Unsigned” artists, take notes.

In other news, the Blue Scholars are set to release their new OOF! EP and embark on a tour of the same Hawaiian islands that inspired the project.  Download the first leak below, and hit the jump for an excerpt from the press release and grab a bonus track courtesy of the homie Matt Conway.

Blue Scholars – Hi-808

Many “mainlanders” go to Hawaii to get away. Blue Scholars went to get it in. They returned again six months later with a New Year’s Eve show and a handful of new tracks inspired by the first visit, soon to be released in the form of their most collaborative multi-media project yet: OOF! available August 25th. Blue Scholars partnered with painter, vinyl toy & skate deck artist, Angry Woebots (www.armyofsnipers.com) who crafted a painting to go along with the lead song “HI-808” which will be turned into a limited edition print and t-shirt. The painting was created at the influential Hawaii based surf & skate boutique brand IN4MATION (www.in4mants.com). The cover for OOF! was designed by one of Hawaii’s premier photographers and historian of all things dope, Aaron Yoshino (Honozooloo / 5 to Life – www.honozooloo.com) whose photos have documented Hawaii’s subculture for several years. The video for Hi-808 was handled by The Island’s premiere video production crew, Kai Media, who shot in and around Oahu (edited by Zia Mohajerjasbi). All these groups have come together to create the OOF! project which will be sold as a complete package online using Topsin Media widgets at Blue Scholars’ and each project partners’ websites, with the EP being available separately at all digital retail outlets.

Bonus: Blue Scholars – Coffee & Snow


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20 Responses to “Blue Scholars – Hi-808”

  1. Big Homie Says:

    *writes “Nicki Minaj please sit here” on stickey note*

    *sticks stickey note on forehead*

    *reclines chair back*

  2. Mac Brown aka Drugs R bad.. so I abuse the P*ssy! Says:

    cOLD Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    Ever hear Nas reason for making Theifs theme?

    ^^Nope……was he bored?

  3. cOLD Says:

    cOLD Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    Ever hear Nas reason for making Theifs theme?

    ^^Nope……was he bored?

    ^ nigga said he was tryna shake lose the pop fans… Who does that. Most niggas are starving for pop fans.

    mac dope name btw.

  4. I Fux aka el Flaco Simpatico Says:

    YOOOOO i was about to say that I would love such a backyard. but i felt a warning shot on the mexican side of the brain

  5. cOLD Says:

    1-2 check 1-2 who got my style than son do.

  6. Mac Brown aka Drugs R bad.. so I abuse the P*ssy! Says:

    nigga said he was tryna shake lose the pop fans… Who does that. Most niggas are starving for pop fans.

    mac dope name btw.

    ^^shieettt…… with that niggas child support payments. he better do a duet with the jonas brothers and get some of that “pop” money

  7. Big_seth Says:

    Big_seth Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    cOLD Says:
    ^ nigga said he was tryna shake lose the pop fans… Who does that. Most niggas are Jay Z be starving for pop fans.
    ^^

    fixed. LOL

  8. cOLD Says:

    but i felt a warning shot on the mexican side of the brain

    ^roffs.

  9. Big Homie Says:

    Dont get me wrong..its nice but I’m just lazy. Townhouses are cool. I can just concrete or blocks. The front yard is pretty big too

  10. R.J.Orion Says:

    Geronimo P Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    Who’d you fuck???

    Missy or Heather B?

    ————

    both … i can tell by the way Missy dance that the coochie is ferocious …

  11. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    ^^shieettt…… with that niggas child support payments. he better do a duet with the jonas brothers and get some of that “pop” money

    —————————————————————————–

    lol

  12. Big Homie Says:

    Are those Game D.O.H (death of Hova) shirts for real?

  13. cOLD Says:

    ^^shieettt…… with that niggas child support payments. he better do a duet with the jonas brothers and get some of that “pop” money

    ^ lol.

  14. cOLD Says:

    After listening to Supreme Clientele, theres this strong urgencey to throw back shots of Remi and piss outside.

  15. Big_seth Says:

    My grass is mad shitty in my back yard. Its been over 100 degrees everyday this summer here & we are under water restrictions to prevent drought.

    I need to go in on my yard this winter & make sure I get it green enough to withstand next summer. Not my fault though. I moved in when the conditions were the worst.

  16. cOLD Says:

    seth where you rest at (none)

  17. Beezy Says:

    Big Homie Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    Are those Game D.O.H (death of Hova) shirts for real?

    ^I’d cop

  18. R.J.Orion Says:

    Big_seth Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    My grass is mad shitty in my back yard. Its been over 100 degrees everyday this summer here & we are under water restrictions to prevent drought.

    ————-

    who you tellin, its the opposite here … im about to pour 10 gallons of clorox on my backyard lawn to keep these fucking millipedes out my goddamn backdoor and garage … i called the exterminator and this m’fukka says its seasonal, they aint got nothing to kill them for good … when the rain stops they’ll go away … fuck that, ill bleach them shits out my life … it worked in 2006, but my lawn looked hella stoopid out near the back patio, grass all burnt up around the cement and whatnot …

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