Beatroot 2018 Fourth Qualifier

The fourth edition of this year’s ultimate Hawaiian beat battle is in the books as Lightsleepers’ Kavet the Catalyst invited some of the island’s finest beatmakers to Easy Music Center in Honolulu. A pair of newcomers (Knowledge Beats and Mark) and two returnees (Sallad D.R.I.V.3 and EDP) faced off to determine who moves on to this year’s Beatroot Grand Championships.


Written by Shawn "Speedy" Lopes

I am a lifelong Honoluluan whose true calling is to tell the stories of others, whether through photos, film, video, audio or the written word. Here is a collection of my works – some previously published in periodicals like Billboard, the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Weekly, though most of what you read or view here has never been seen before.

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