Thomas Iannucci is a 2x Hawaiian Grammy (Nā Hōkū Hanohano) award-winning hip hop artist of Italian and Filipino ancestry from Kaua’i, Hawaii. Iannucci has been the recipient of several notable awards, including the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Best Hip Hop Album in 2018 and 2020, and the Best Hip Hop Song (Finalist) in the 2016 National John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Iannucci is also an outspoken advocate for social issues within Hawaii.
Sonny Sandoval is a singer, rapper, and musician from San Diego, California. Sonny’s musical style crosses genres, from rock to hip hop to reggae; he is perhaps best known as the leader singer of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum band P.O.D.
2x Hawaiian Grammy (Nā Hōkū Hanohano) award-winner Thomas Iannucci and Honolulu-based production team The Brewz have teamed up with Sonny Sandoval, the lead singer of multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated band P.O.D. to release “Rage,” an upbeat, Cali Roots/Hawaiian Hip Pop fusion track that is the perfect way to start the new year.
“With everything going on, we wanted to give people something they could feel inspired by.” said Iannucci in a statement. “And in Hawaii, to ‘rage’ is a pidgin slang term that means ‘to party,’ so we thought it would be cool to take all the ‘rage’ we’re seeing right now in the media and flip it to mean something more positive. That way, we can all ‘rage on!'”
“Rage,” which can be found on Iannucci’s 3rd studio LP, “Doubting Thomas,” is out now.