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Hawaiian Artist Illtalian Nominated for Hawaiian Grammy

April 6, 2018

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Hawaiian Artist Illtalian Nominated for Hawaiian Grammy

Illtalian nominated for Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award in Hawaii

Hawaiian rapper Illtalian was officially nominated for a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award when the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) released their annual list of nominees. The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award (also known as the Hawaiian Grammy) is the most prestigious musical achievement in Hawaii, and the award ceremony is held yearly to honor the state’s best and brightest musical releases.

“It’s an honor to be nominated,” said his executive producer, Ariki Foster. “It’s pretty rare for a Kauai artist to get nominated since we’re from one of the smallest islands, especially in the rap category. I don’t think it’s happened before. I’m very excited to see where we go from here.”

The album was named in memory of one of Iannucci’s best friends, Lucas Makana Riley, who was killed in a car accident in 2016. The name “Makana” means gift in Hawaiian.
Listen to the full project below!
Follow Illtalian on Twitter: @theilltalian


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