Typical Hawaiians has been on the Hawaii music scene since 1996. Their debut album, “In a Positive Vibrations” won the Na Hoku Hanohono Award for “Reggae Album of the Year” in 2000. Typical Hawaiians’ musical roots comes from contemporary Hawaiian music and island reggae. Their success has taken them to locations around the globe, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Tahiti, Europe and US mainland.
Typical Hawaiians push the envelope on what it means to be “typical”. Once considered a stereotype is now a title worn with pride. Typical Hawaiians exemplify living the aloha lifestyle in Hawaii nei by expressing Hawaiian music through the cultivation of positive music genres and innovating today’s new Hawaiian sounds. Collaborations include Notch/ Born Jamericans, Peetah & Mojo Morgan, Tarrus Riley, Oshen, Chief Ragga, Marty Dread, Crucial & Ruff, Sonny Kapu, Eko & Red Eye, Kalei Kahalewai, Ali’i Kane, and many more artist to come.
Mahalo & Happy Holidays Everyone. 2017 was great year for #DefendHawaii & 2018 will be even greater, as we continue to spread awareness and perpetuate the culture through action and fashion. To all of our #Defenders who participated in our Holiday releases, the #12DaysOfMeleKalikimaka & all of our specials, we appreciate it.
Reigning World Champ and world No. 1-ranked John John Florence is the 2017 World Surf League World Champion. “To win at home is my dream,” said an overjoyed Florence. “It’s been a nervous buildup, but it’s so awesome!”
Florence’s historic win came in front of a huge hometown crowd packing the beach Monday at the Billabong Pipe Masters. “I learned a lot about myself this year, with all the pressure,” added Florence, still processing the moment, “Gabriel [Medina] is so good out there, the last couple heats have been pretty scary.”
Medina’s Quarterfinal loss to spoiler Jeremy Flores sealed the deal for the Hawaiian. He’ll now turn his focus to winning his first Pipe Masters — a trophy that’s eluded Florence, who grew up on the beach at Pipeline. “I still have some heats to surf, I’d love to win at Pipe.”
It’s about that time of the year when we hang up the lights, pull out the stockings and decorate the tree, that’s right it’s Christmas.
This Holiday we will be doing something a little special for all you. In the spirit of the holidays we will be celebrating the 12 days of Christmas. We’ve all heard the song growing up here in Hawai’i, you know the one with Tutu and the 5 big fat pigs. Well instead of Tutu giving out pounds of poi & ukuleles, we decided we do our own rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas & we will be calling it the 12 DAYS OF MELE KALIKIMAKA.
The 12 days from December 10th till December 21st will consist of Festive Gifts. Each day we will be featuring a special item at the price of the day starting from 12. So for example, on the 12th day of Christmas we will have 1 special item available for 12$, on the 11th day of Christmas we will have another special item available for 11$, on the 10th day of Christmas a new special item will be 10$ and so on, until we reach the 1st day of Christmas.
We hope this will encourage the spirit of giving more to the ones we hold close to us and even to the ones who are just entering our lives. Good luck shopping, happy holidays and have a Merry Christmas.
This past weekend the Mixed Martial Arts world was dominated by the Hawaiians! UFC 218 took place at the Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Headlined by Waianae’s finest, Max “Blessed” Holloway defending his belt as the Lightweight Champion for the first time against the legendary Jose Aldo. A part of the prelims we had Makaha’s own Yancey Medeiros & Maui’s; Cortney Casey. And earlier that evening during the TUF 26 Finale, Rachael Ostovich took the center octagon for her UFC debut. Let’s just say the 808 was alive and well & the world knows it!
If there were any questions remaining from Max Holloway‘s first win over Jose Aldo, the reigning featherweight champion answered them in the rematch on Saturday night at UFC 218 in Detroit. In his first title defense against the man he beat to win the belt, Holloway put on a masterful performance, in many ways outdoing his last outing against Aldo as he dominated from bell to bell before getting a third-round finish once again.
Yancy Medeiros broke something in Alex Oliveira, and not just his nose. After more than two rounds of raucous back-and-forth action in which both fighters were badly hurt, Oliveira (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) winced and wilted, and Medeiros (15-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) closed the slow at the 2:02 mark of the final frame. The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC 218 event at the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. It aired on FS1 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of a main card on pay-per-view. – MMA Junkie
It only took a few profane gestures to get Cortney Casey and Felice Herrig going. But by then, the fight was almost over. The pair engaged in a static shootout over three rounds, with Casey (7-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fighting tall and Herrig (14-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) punching her way inside. It was a close fight, but judges ultimately decided Herrig did more and awarded her a split decision. – MMA Junkie
Rachael Ostovich, who quickly found a way to lock up a perfect armbar on Armenian Karine Gevorgyan in just under two minutes. The 26-year-old Hawaiian is one of the more talented fighters at 125 pounds and will continue to prove she’s better than her quarter-final outing on TUF 26.