3 Local Boyz

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3 Local Boyz is a group famous for their parody songs such as "I'm a Filipino" and their hit "Me So Hungry" a parody of 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny" that played over Hawaiian local air waves. The group released their first album, "Radio Will Nevah Be Da Same," in 1989.

History[edit]

The 3 Local Boyz was a short lived local Hawaiian radio disc jockey group of I-94 (KIKI-FM) radio station in the late 1980s to the 1990s known by their nicknames "Jimmy Da Geek" (James Bender),[1][2] Lanai Boyee (Grant Tabura),[3][4] and Alan "da Cruzah" Oda with Matt Young as record producer and recorder.[5][6] "Hawaiian Ryan" (Ryan Matsumoto),[7][8] featured on their album, attended Kaiser High School where he met both Lanai Boyee and Jimmy Da Geek. Oda then left the group and was replaced by Matsumoto.[9] They have produced parody songs on their 1990 album "Rasta Revolution" that can be described as being fobbish.

The "3 Local Boyz" then became the 2 Local Boyz with the "Lanai Boyee" and "Jimmy Da Geek" releasing another album. Then "Jimmy Da Geek" left I-94 and was replaced by comedian "Augie T." (or Augie Tulba). The new duo released a CD called "Home in da Housing." [6][10][11]

All individuals have moved on. Jimmy Da Geek has gone on to radio for KCCN-FM then KQMQ-FM and released his own solo album, titled "So So Haolefied." He now resides in Mesa, Arizona.[1] Alan "da Cruzah" Oda later became a radio executive, went to California and Arizona, then retired radio and moved home to Hilo.[12] Hawaiian Ryan too released his own album ("Saving Ryan's Privates") and did Christian rock while pursuing comedy. His radio career landed him at stations like KQMQ and KPHW. He now works for WRDW-FM in Philadelphia.[8][13] Lanai went on to radio for KDNN.[14]

Discography[edit]

Rasta Revolution[edit]

  • Year: 1990
  • Genre: Comedy, Rap, Hip-Hop
  • Label: Hip Jam Records
  • Producers: Jimmy the Geek, Lanai Boy, and featuring Hawaiian Ryan
  • Recorded Media: Cassette tape
Track Parody of[15]
Chinese Kapena's "Crazy"
Rice Rice Baybee Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby"
Tiny Boobies Don Ho's "Tiny Bubbles"
Killa Wiffa (Somebody Farted) MC Hammer's Let's Get it Started
Three Rasta Boyz Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds"
Dig It Young MC's "Bust a Move"
I'm a Filipino The O'Kaysions' Girl Watcher
Jamaican Fairy

Home in da Housing[edit]

  • Year: 1995-03-01
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Label: Tropical Records
  • Recorded Media: CD, Cassette tape
  • Note: 2 Local Boyz
Number Track
1 Local Game Shows
2 We Go Together
3 Nursery Rhymes
4 Love & Obesity
5 Was Up Kalone
6 At Home in the Housing
7 Soap Opera Pregnancy Test
8 Living in the Housing
9 Makiki Axe Murdered
10 Prison
11 Sole Flex
12 My Tita is Good

Soul Braddah[edit]

Other releases[edit]

Track Notes
Me So Hungry Parody based on 2 Live Crew's Me So Horny
Christmas Wrapping Single track; Producers: Augie Tulba, Lanai & Friends; Album: "Hawaiian Style Christmas 2"; Label: Neos Productions[16]
Wiping Out Single track; Producers: Alan "da Kruzah" Oda, Lanai & Augie T (Local Boyz); Album: Sessions: Summer/Winter Edition Vol. 1; Year:1996; Label: Polystar[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asato, Lisa (2006-04-28). "Born To Sing". Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  2. ^ Owen, Cameron T (2006-06-21). "Discography". Way Out West Enterprises. Retrieved 2007-03-25. [dead link]
  3. ^ Wright, Caroline (July 2001). "Everybody's Playing Jan Ken Po!". Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  4. ^ Genegabus, Jason (2004-09-24). "Augie T steps up". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  5. ^ Berger, John (1996-05-24). "Record Reviews". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  6. ^ a b Berger, John (2001-08-03). "Survival of the funniest". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  7. ^ Lopes, Shawn "Speedy" (2003-04-20). "Say what grandma?!". Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  8. ^ a b "Ryan Motts". Wired 96.5. Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Retrieved 2007-03-25. : (Google Cache) "Profile: Ryan Matsumoto started his career in entertainment in a statewide high school talent competition in Hawaii-'Brown Bags to Stardom"-as a stand-up comedian."
  9. ^ "Hawaiian Ryan: a Hawaii411 interview". Hawaii411.net. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  10. ^ Sodetani, Naomi (2001-05-30). "Local Humor and the New World Order / Augie T: Da moke wit da joke". Archived from the original on 16 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  11. ^ "Freska Griarte". WiLD949.COM. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. Retrieved 2007-03-25. [dead link]
  12. ^ Genegabus, Jason (2006-11-24). "Former DJ Gina-Lynn rounds up a radio reunion". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
  13. ^ Berger, John (1999-12-31). "Island Mele". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  14. ^ "LANAI". KDNN-FM Island 98.5. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. Retrieved 2007-03-25. [dead link]
  15. ^ Tamayo, Noel F. (1996-07-29). "3 Local Boyz - alt.music.hawaiian". Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  16. ^ Berger, John (2005-12-17). "12 Days Of Christmas". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  17. ^ Berger, John (1996-10-18). "Record Reviews". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 

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