Haiku D’Etat is a super group rap trio created by drummer and producer Adrian Burley; co-members are Aceyalone and Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship and Abstract Rude of Abstract Tribe Unique. They are uniting to bring their unique brand of jazzy, uplifting, conscious, feel-good Hip-Hop vibes to the people of Hawaii. They will appear at the Hilo Town Tavern on Saturday, March 23, and doors open at 9 PM. Ticket info below.
Local support by DJ Spark, Know Self, Priscilla Momah, and Arbor Marx.
Haiku D’Etat released their first album Haiku D’Etat in 1999. It features San Francisco Bay Area live musicians such as David Boyce on saxophone, Emerson Cardenas on bass, Michael Cavaseno on guitar, Damion Gallegos of FUNGO MUNGO / kBRANDOW / THE COUP on his Fender Rhodes-88 electric piano and Adrian Burley on drums and percussion. Burley also produced the album.
The rap trio regrouped in 2004 without producer Adrian Burley or his band Haiku D’Etat to release the second album Coup de Theatre produced by Fat Jack. Each of the members is frequently featured on each other’s albums and videos, as well as being known to appear as special guests during each other’s live stage shows.
If You Go
What: Haiku D’etat Live In Hilo
Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St, Hilo. Phone: (808) 935-2171.
When: Saturday, March 23
Doors: 9 PM
Tickets: $20 presale or $25 at the door.