Seattle hiphop stalwarts Blue Scholars will play a series of secret shows Tues. Aug. 25 to hail the release of their OOF! EP, before capping the celebration at Ohana Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Follow the group on Twitter @bluescholars to find out the details.
Below you can view the video hyping Angry Woebots' painting created to the tune of Blue Scholars' "HI-808" and read the press release for more information.
BLUE SCHOLARS release OOF! EP, Angry Woebots Viral Video, Announce Release Party & Secret Performances
An Hawaiian Style Party to celebrate the release of their new EP OOF!
With 100 limited OOF! EP packages available including the VERY limited edition physical EP with 2 CD’s in a trifold digipack
DEEJAY's Sabzi + Soul One
...and a surprise performance by… gee, I wonder who....
August 25th :: 10:00 pm :: $5.00 at the door :: ‘OHANA :: 2207 1st Ave :: Seattle
Blue Scholars are also packing up their gear and PA and will be driving around Seattle for shows at secret locations on Tuesday August 25th prior to the ‘OHANAparty. The only place to find out where is by following Blue Scholars on Twitter at @bluescholars
OOF! is a project featuring new music from Blue Scholars in collaboration with painter, vinyl toy & skate deck artist, Angry Woebots (www.armyofsnipers.com), who crafted a painting to go along with the lead track “HI-808” which was then turned into a special edition Art 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). 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) — and is currently the #1 Video at MTVU.com. 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 also being available separately at all digital retail outlets (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, etc).
Along with its digital release, the OOF! EP will also be pressed into a limited-edition run of just 808 physical CDs which will be available exclusively from the Blue Scholars’ and other project partners’ websites, the O’Hana release party, Seattle Caffe Vita locations and at the IN4MATION Ward location in Honolulu, HI.
The whole project is part of Blue Scholars’ artist owned label MassLine, underwritten through a strategic marketing partnership with Seattle’s independent coffee company Caffe’ Vita, and marketed in collaboration with Duck Down Records.