Tassho Pearce and The Honolulu Advertiser Give Away The Opening Act Album for Free Exclusively in Hawaii

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Tassho Pearce, CEO and Founder of Flip the Bird Entertainment is set to release his forthcoming Album entitled "The Opening Act" on August 8th 2008. The date's significance hits close to home for the artist because it reflects 808, Hawai'i's area code and the MC/designer's biggest fan base. As a way of saying thanks Tassho in collaboration with The Honolulu Advertiser, the largest newspaper in Hawaii, have joined together to give visitors and residents of Hawaii the album for free.

Tassho Pearce, CEO and Founder of Flip the Bird Entertainment is set to release his forthcoming Album entitled "The Opening Act" on August 8th 2008. The date's significance hits close to home for the artist because it reflects 808, Hawai'i's area code and the MC/designer's biggest fan base. As a way of saying thanks, Tassho in collaboration with The Honolulu Advertiser, the largest newspaper in Hawaii, have joined together to give visitors and residents of Hawaii the album for free.

The Honolulu Advertiser, which is Hawai'i's largest print publication, is scheduled to run an in-depth story on Mr. Pearce in this Friday's paper written by Lacy Matsumoto. The Advertiser readers can locate a code within the story and then they can log on to http://www.flipthebirdonline.com and download the album, The Opening Act for free. The launch date for the website is set for August 8th which is the same day as the album's public release. When asked about the move, Tassho expressed his sentiments by saying, "It's my way of giving back to the people of Honolulu for all the support they have been giving me and Flip the Bird Entertainment over the years."

The Opening Act is the continuation of the album's debut hit single "Return to the Basics." "Return to the Basics" featuring Evidence and DJ Babu, Dj Chonz (produced by Evidence of Dilated Peoples and Franky Fade of Radio Bums) was featured on MTV's Adventures in Hollyhood. Tassho's gift and passion for rhyming is on throughout the album with famed production by Brian "B-Money" Hughes (Jay Z, 50 cent), Grammy award winner Evidence of Dilated Peoples (Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Linkin Park, Talib Kweli, The Alchemis), Rhettmatic, Babu, Hawaii's own Syze One, Franky Fade of Radio Bums (WC, Boo Ya Tribe, RBX, Shorty of the Lench Mob), The Level, and notable collaborations with Qbert, Apathy, and Rakaa Iriscience. Radio Bums founder and Flip the Bird's VP of Marketing, Hakeem Khaaliq said, "Tassho flew to Canada, LA, New York, and Japan to record, mix and master this album. This is not a mix tape; its four years in the making, and he is giving it away for free to the Hi State!"

"Return to the Basics" single featuring Evidence, DJ Babu, Dj Chonz and Franky Fade was released May 27th 2008 and distributed by Avatar/Itunes and Beatsource.

August 19th is the launch date of "The Opening Act" Pack that features the CD with bonus songs, a poster, and a limited Opening Act Tee. The package will be sold in select boutiques across the globe two weeks after the albums initial release.

The release party hosted by Dilated Peoples Rakaa Iriscience is set for Friday August 8th at club Indigo in Honolulu.

Tassho Pearce will be live on radio station Hot 93.9 FM (Honolulu), the Mind Tactics Show, hosted by DJ Jimmy Taco. The show, which is 10 years in the running, will interview Tassho about the album, fashion and the future of hip-hop in Hawaii.

About Flip The Bird
Born on the remote Japanese island of Iriomote, and raised in Honolulu. Tassho Pearce (aka EMIRC) is not only a clothing designer. He is also Hawai'i's biggest hip-hop artist. In 2004, the multi talented Tassho Pearce started printing up T-shirts to promote his record label Flip The Bird. The clothing line spread like wildfire gaining such large appeal that his chic upscale T-shirts have reached the backs of Kanye West, Redman, Method Man, Lupe fiasco and has fostered collaborations with hip hop mogul Russell Simmons and Rasheed Young.

About The Honolulu Advertiser
The Honolulu Advertiser is Hawai'i's largest statewide daily and Sunday Newspaper. The Honolulu Advertiser captures over 73 percent of adult readers on O'ahu with the Sunday edition reaching more homes and readers than any other publication in Hawaii. The Honolulu Advertiser's mission is to chronicle Hawai'i's story while being a vigilant partner in helping the island shape their future. The Advertiser is apart of the Gannet Network, which also publishes the USA TODAY newspaper.

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