(photo courtesy Kavet the Catalyst)

Spent the whole day mostly offline and I come back on to find this news. Hawaii Hip-Hop lost an icon today in Walter “High Chief XL” Saole. ┬áThe High Chief held it down for the OGs in the hip-hop scene, welcoming young cats, like myself, into the game and help integrate the newbies into the established scene.

I only got to chop it up with High Chief a few times, so my memories don’t run quite as deep as some others in Hawaii, but you definitely knew he was in the building at all times.

As a tribute to High Chief, atypicalLIVING will observe a day of silence. Livicated.