I met with Kamuela Kahoano yesterday to make a scratch recording for my verse on our upcoming collaboration, "Stepping High." We met in a University of Hawai'i at Manoa music department practice room, cramped, half-full of piano. Wailing violins and aspiring singers bled through the walls, but we managed to get the recording done in just two takes. After recording my verse, I got to listen to a verse by the other feature, Intrepid. Intrepid's verse was technically superb, with a funky old school flavor. I'm lucky to be working with such talented and motivated artists.