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Lifestyle => Tha G-Spot => Topic started by: bLaDe on March 24, 2002, 06:10:25 PM

Title: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the rainbow
Post by: bLaDe on March 24, 2002, 06:10:25 PM
Damn everyone, download this track, its amazing...homie Trauma hooked me up, this guy was dope, but unfortunatly died in 1997 .... Rest In Peace Israel Kamakawiwo'ole aka Braddah


 -{bLaDe}
Title: Re: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the rai
Post by: Sikotic™ on March 24, 2002, 07:20:25 PM
That is a great song

Thanks again for hooking me up with it Blade.
Title: Re: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the rai
Post by: Suga Foot on March 24, 2002, 07:40:13 PM
interesting song.  He uses lyrics from "what a wonderful world"  by Louis Armstrong.  It's a pretty relaxing song.
Title: Re: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the rai
Post by: Trauma-san on March 24, 2002, 08:13:43 PM
Blade forgot to mention how he died.

Dude was 450 pounds when he recorded this song at 3:30 in the morning... he said he had to go to the studio, and cut it then, he HAD to do it that night.  Interesting, it sounds divinely inspired to me, haha.

Anyways, he was 700 pounds when he died at 38 years old.  Basically, his heart gave out on him.  Beautiful man, though, he was really cool.  People really loved him, not like through his music as much, as they just knew the guy in Hawaii, he was a local celebrity, everyone knew him from clubs, being out on the beach, etc.  When he died, they placed his body in state under the capital dome in hawaii, and 20,000 people filed by to pay their last respects to "Braddah Iz".

Unbelievable!