The first collaborative effort between Jo_Def and SmoovGroovs takes Donell Jones’ “What’s Up” to another level. Jo_Def on the drums, and SG on the synths.
I JUST got back from another AMAZING Hawaii trip… leaving me to ask once again; “Why did I ever leave???” BIG HUGE TREMENDOUS sized shout out to the homies Sakusan [IG: @sakusan808] and Spel One [IG: FadC_Ultra2] for flying a brotha out! This round I got to travel with the homies Creed Chameleon and Pickster1 [Shown below], getting the opportunity to again share a stage with these gentlemen.
What I wanted to write about though was how DOPE the Hawaii scene is and just how well everyones doing out that way. In the last year, a GANG of new shops popped up including ‘The New Regime’ [Thanks Jeremy, Keoni and Ian for lettin me crash at the pad], ‘Nameless’ owned by the homie Logoe from the Nocturnal Sound Crew, and ‘About The Goods’ owned by my brother DJ Revise and Tittabyte. Here are some pics of the ATG shop, and of some of the gear [INCLUDING HGB stuff] they are NOW carrying! Enjoy!
Thanks again to all my friends and fam who showed a brotha love!!! My lil sister “Kashibang”, and my godson Ethan [I LOVE YOU LIL MAN!!!], [Kevin, Josh and the crew at Prototype, Lowell and the Crew at Nameless, The crew at TNR, Jus Bone, Omega Cixx, Geces, Jamal, BBoy Dan, Kavet, Lofa, Angry Woebots, Nick and my crew away from crew LIGHTSLEEPERS, Packo, Sssolution, Compose and Jami of the Nocturnal Sound Crew, Jimmy Taco, DJ Technique, Stu, Rival, Biest and the EV fam, Quest, Rober, Retsy and the ZEE Crew, Gary who Draws Fishes, BBoy Iroc, BBoy Kelroc, DJ Elite, Rico @ KUMU, Creed Chameleon, Grip H, Reed, Spel Oner, Sakusan, Jeremy [J Mellow], DJ Revise and Tittahybyte! If I forgot you, please forgive my mind, not my heart…] Until next time Hawaii!
The secret is out! Jo_Def is none other than our HGB brethren Supa Koopa! Often the evolution of hip-hop producers and DJ’s is to gradually go beyond and explore new genre’s. A lot of times it’s “electronica” or “EDM” (I personally think the term “electronica” is lame), whether it be house, bass, ghetto tech…in Jo_Def’s case it is his version of Chicago Juke.
Much props to Koop for always pushing his artistic boundaries. That is definitely a value that is at the heart of our crew. You probably have already learned who Jo_Def is if you frequent our blog, but if not…get familiar. We are looking forward to his upcoming release on “Soulection”, but in the meantime…listen to some of his latest beats. Big shout to SmashTales !!!
Our brother Dannu [Visionaries, Writers Block] just dropped the video for his track ‘On The Left’ off his album Virgo Summer. BIG shout out to him and the rest of the Visionaries fam. Also… keep a close eye on this video… Homegrown’s own Romali has some of his art work making a cameo appearance.
If you have not picked up Virgo Summer yet… PLEASE make sure you do that and tell people about this new vid! Help support our fam! Congrats Dan!!!