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Urban island group 3RProductions brings a NU sound

Music 09 Feb 2011   »   by TheWhatItDo
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A NU SOUND has stepped onto the scene and we were able to catch up with Portland’s upcoming urban Island group 3RP. These gentlemen bring a mixture of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Reggae music fusing it with Polynesian pacific rhythms giving us an exciting smooth relaxed sound.

3RProductions got together two and half years ago at a  kava party singing around the circle. Kava is a natural plant and is pounded into a powder-like substance which sedates a person and relaxes them without disrupting mental clarity but we won’t get into that right now. These gentlemen are young, innovative and know their roots of music very well.

Taloa Pole’o who is a member of the group comes from a musically talented family that takes him back to his native home country of the Kingdom of Tonga.  His uncle Foni Pole’o revolutionized Tongan Reggae in the Kingdom and it was hot like “faya” in the island nation.  He credits his family for his music production training as well as riddim sounds of the islands. He states,”Growing up in the states I adapted to new cultural sounds of R&B and Hip-Hop and added my own pacific flavor to create Urban Island Music.

When asked if their Urban Island rhythmic sound had potential to become its own genre like Reggae-ton perhaps or pop and group member Chris Fuapau said,”Without a doubt.” He then proceeded to explain that its going to be its own genre because the way the music moves a persons emotion.  When I listened to their latest track called,“KISS-YAH” I would have to say its a definite SLAP. Whether it will hit in your face or get you in a good mood, you will definitely groove to it. I picture myself cruising down Sunset Boulevard heading towards the beach in one of my WHATITDO vehicles with my hair did and letting the California Sun shine right through me.  Its a feel good sound that has yet to breakthrough to the mainstream music scene.

These guys feel that the Urban Island Sound can introduce a fresh new take on music today. They are currently working on their new album which will release later this year. This group is confident, they understand their obstacles of the music game and these guys are impressive because they stay humble and stick with the hard work by grinding. 3RProductions will be performing in Las Vegas during Valentines Weekend which is a MUST SEE!! And to me, that’s a definite WHAT IT DO!

-Article Written by: Elizabeth Lavulo

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  • Tqford

    Yo, This is HOT! Urban Island Music is the next BIG Thing! Keep doing it big!!!!!

  • Guest

    There are 5 guys on the album cover and only 2 are being credited. What’s wrong with this picture? Give credit to where and whom it’s due to. I know not only 2 of you (Chris Fuapau and Taloa Pole’o) composed all the music on that album by yourselves. There are 5 faces on that album for a reason. With the recent let go of some of the members, it makes it hard to believe that 3RP will “bring it” to their show out in Las Vegas. What is 3R(Rap,Reggae and R&b) Productions without their r&b singer & their Tongan reggae singer? Unless they try to take over those released member’s song(s) or verse(s) or perhaps have a released member’s verse prerecorded and played at their shows. These guys will be junk without the original members who made their songs with their own voice(s) & talent.

    As for Chris Fuapau’s comment on urban island rhythmic music becoming its own genre, I don’t think that the title of a music genre is necessarily determined by how it “moves a person’s emotions”. If that were the case, we wouldn’t know how to even title a music genre such as Jazz, r&b, or even opera, seeing that all music genres consist of a variety of emotions or mixed emotions. I’m sure it would take alot more than one person or group to add or start a music genre. Without artists of the same taste to support an inventive & trendy fashion of music, there is no genre.

    This article was poorly written. Too much of trying to be “hip” and should’ve focused more on the music. The whole “driving down” wherever with your hair “did” was unecessary. No one cares where you’re driving and no one cares in what car. The main focus here is the music.

  • Taefiu

    actually, it makes a lot of sense. When you think of Jazz you don’t get the same emotional feeling or vibe as you would if you were to think about Opera or even hip hop vs reggae. Urban Island rhythmic as its own genre?! That shit would be HOT! It would be like baskin robin adding a new flavor to the mix =). Its all ice cream but different taste… imagine all the different polys or islanders period that will fall under this genre. I say keep it going i support the movement!

    Les Torey
    Detroit, Michigan

  • Michelle

    Yo, the first Guest’s comment is trippen! If u gunna hate get paid to hate, don’t do it for free. Support your peeps! This seem like a personal problem. Take it up with them! LOL Yo this music is tight! I’m feelin it and I can’t wait to see what other artists are going to be featured next. Obviously, these cats aren’t the only ones reppin’ Urban Island music! I’m not from the islands but this music makes me feel like I am. Feel good music works for anybody and everybody. Get ’em!!

  • Doeof3RP

    Hahaha! Aye “guest” thx for your input and opinion. I don’t know what part of the interview you were reading but it didn’t say nothing about an album. But more on a genre being created to better fit our people in the music industry. Thats funny how you seem to know a lot about was going on in my group, don’t tell me you got our line tapped and hidden cameras around us… smh… hmmmm i wonder who it could be? ..smh.. Its all good, obviously u haven’t been to none of the recent shows to know we’ve been tearing up stages with all new materials. Where ever we go we get it in, not just for the polys but the NW… “… junk without the original members…” hahaha… just to let you know most of the original members still make music with us and still do shows with us when ever they can. But anyways “guest” your opinion is appreciated but not valued. Keep it movin…

  • Pown4pown

    Get paid to hate….hahahahaha… thats comment michelle… Urban island music is the next niche in the industry, i hope the world is ready for us, cause weve been waiting way to long….

    “one mind, one sound, one heart” – pound for pound entertainment

  • The South Pacific Megrim

    Welcome! I am extactic to commend the 3RP! Seeing them exploring to recieve great recognition of the South Pacific region flavor of today. Come taste the Up beat, Hip Hop/Rapping & the Life of the Islands. These singing artists know how to make me feel down to earth with their rythm of todays swing & rock & roll. Loving life is having a reall illmatic music, 3RP! to make it go smooth and keeping me flowing straight with all this chaos around me. I Love 3RP, You guys Rock!!!!

  • URfavorite

    I didn’t know you can comment!!…LOL Well, all I have to say is, SOOOOO PROUD OF YOU GUYS for this article!! KEEP IT UP 3RP!!!! Most UNiQUE sound of the PACiFiC!!!! I LOVE IT! Let people talk because whether you do good or bad in this life, mouths will ALWAYS be running…BIG UPS to you fellas for the hard work you guys have put in to be able to share MUSiC with THE WORLD!!! Especially your own people!!!! Thank you and please, don’t stop! Music is what makes the WORLD go round. Respects and wish you guys nothing but THE BEST! God bless! 🙂

  • Guest

    I’ve been to a few of your shows with my friends. The music is good but if u call forgetting & slurring your lyrics while singing & performing because of the members excessively drinking before the performance “rocking the stage”, then sure, u guys rock. Trust, I’m a witness from the crowd. No lines tapped, no hidden cameras, just facebook & word of mouth. I saw 3RP that posted somethin awhile ago about letting D Tunes & J Swift go. So trust that facebook shows & tells all.

  • G_Takai

    thats funny… they not only slur and forget there lyrics at 1 show but you wanted to go with friends and check them out a couple more times at other shows? STFU! 3RP you fellas keep doing your thang! Nothing but love and respect. I was at the show in Sacramento…. AND YAW WAS THE BEST BY FAR THAT NITE! =) Just supporting the movement.

  • Personal Celebrity, lol

    So 1st off, i have to say congrats to 3RP, they’re really gettin down and puttin in work in the studio. Been a fan from the beginning. The show there gonna perform at in Las Vegas is guaranteed to be the hottest function on the weekend. I know, i saw them last year out here in Vegas, and they didnt disappoint. No one/HATER, lol, can take away there work ethic. Last year, the day after there show, i caught up with these guys at another show the following night, giving out demo’s, talking with 500+ fans of our soon to be, URBAN ISLAND GENRE, having a grand time. Being surrounded by people of all cultures, Tongan, Samoan, Hawaiian, Fijian, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Jamaican, etc. Practically in melting pot of different races, not worrying about color or appearance, but THE MUSIC. Thats what URBAN ISLAND is, our appreciation to different types of music(island, reggae, r N b, funk, alternative, pop, etc) ALL IN ONE=] As for the hater commenting random negativity, haha, No need to trip tokoz, like The BEATLES said, LET IT BE, lol. Jk. Keep doin yall thing breh, Ofa Lahi Atu. See yall fellas at the show, YEEE=]

  • GUEST

    Jah Rasta Rootz live up lyphe…FEEL IT………

  • PolyLover

    Before I go on about 3RP let me say something about what “guest” had to write. You sound real bitter coming on here and telling a group that is going to Las Vegas to perform that there music is no good????? Is something wrong here or am I trippen. Either its sounds like retaliation or you got a bad case of jealousy. How about you get over it and support the movement. Moving on!

    You gentlemen are doing an outstanding job. The music is powerful so please keep it coming. Do what you do best. Keep it coming!! Supporting the movement.

  • Guest2

    Hay Guest wanna know what I think is “junk”? Lazy free loading musicians full of nothing but lies. I’m sure you know a lot about that.

  • chewy-dogg

    good work guys!!1 i just wanna say keep head up bro,,, i so proud of my lil bro Taloa,,,one love!!

  • Nise503

    Keep it pushinn. Luv u guies. Luv the music and keep ’em comming.

  • MoteFrm3RP

    Urban Island! Damn, das hot……haters!!!!!!!…..Thanks for supporting the group and the movement, everytime you post a comment you are supporting the movement. Obviously you guys are very interested in what 3RP is up too now a days….But, one love and jah bless your heart for posting how you feel….We love to see your input…….

  • Jaysnk77

    wus up wit these wanna b critics??… (n cognito butwanna b heard).Ur negitive input is’nt the issue here, it’s more like…are u a bitch!..,or must b from a “bitch niguh”!!. But oh yeah,…tell ur “Lazy” mom 2 eat a phat1. THANX …LMFAO,holla at me,CORVALLIS!! lol

  • Lindatasila

    Some people dream of success…while others wake up and work hard on it! that’s exactly what I think when I think of 3RP, you guys are doing an amazing job in the music field so keep the urban style coming. To the negative comments..why don’t you go wash your mahi before you come speakin’ on here MAHINO?! nothin’ but love to 3RP, wishin’ y’all nothin’ but the best on yalls upcoming shows..

    L Tasila

  • Forever Hawaiian

    Awesome!!!

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  • taleni j tanielu

    giving you guys mad props keep doing your thing and its all love here

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  • Tqford

    Yo, This is HOT! Urban Island Music is the next BIG Thing! Keep doing it big!!!!!

  • Guest

    There are 5 guys on the album cover and only 2 are being credited. What’s wrong with this picture? Give credit to where and whom it’s due to. I know not only 2 of you (Chris Fuapau and Taloa Pole’o) composed all the music on that album by yourselves. There are 5 faces on that album for a reason. With the recent let go of some of the members, it makes it hard to believe that 3RP will “bring it” to their show out in Las Vegas. What is 3R(Rap,Reggae and R&b) Productions without their r&b singer & their Tongan reggae singer? Unless they try to take over those released member’s song(s) or verse(s) or perhaps have a released member’s verse prerecorded and played at their shows. These guys will be junk without the original members who made their songs with their own voice(s) & talent.

    As for Chris Fuapau’s comment on urban island rhythmic music becoming its own genre, I don’t think that the title of a music genre is necessarily determined by how it “moves a person’s emotions”. If that were the case, we wouldn’t know how to even title a music genre such as Jazz, r&b, or even opera, seeing that all music genres consist of a variety of emotions or mixed emotions. I’m sure it would take alot more than one person or group to add or start a music genre. Without artists of the same taste to support an inventive & trendy fashion of music, there is no genre.

    This article was poorly written. Too much of trying to be “hip” and should’ve focused more on the music. The whole “driving down” wherever with your hair “did” was unecessary. No one cares where you’re driving and no one cares in what car. The main focus here is the music.

  • Taefiu

    actually, it makes a lot of sense. When you think of Jazz you don’t get the same emotional feeling or vibe as you would if you were to think about Opera or even hip hop vs reggae. Urban Island rhythmic as its own genre?! That shit would be HOT! It would be like baskin robin adding a new flavor to the mix =). Its all ice cream but different taste… imagine all the different polys or islanders period that will fall under this genre. I say keep it going i support the movement!

    Les Torey
    Detroit, Michigan

  • Michelle

    Yo, the first Guest’s comment is trippen! If u gunna hate get paid to hate, don’t do it for free. Support your peeps! This seem like a personal problem. Take it up with them! LOL Yo this music is tight! I’m feelin it and I can’t wait to see what other artists are going to be featured next. Obviously, these cats aren’t the only ones reppin’ Urban Island music! I’m not from the islands but this music makes me feel like I am. Feel good music works for anybody and everybody. Get ’em!!

  • Doeof3RP

    Hahaha! Aye “guest” thx for your input and opinion. I don’t know what part of the interview you were reading but it didn’t say nothing about an album. But more on a genre being created to better fit our people in the music industry. Thats funny how you seem to know a lot about was going on in my group, don’t tell me you got our line tapped and hidden cameras around us… smh… hmmmm i wonder who it could be? ..smh.. Its all good, obviously u haven’t been to none of the recent shows to know we’ve been tearing up stages with all new materials. Where ever we go we get it in, not just for the polys but the NW… “… junk without the original members…” hahaha… just to let you know most of the original members still make music with us and still do shows with us when ever they can. But anyways “guest” your opinion is appreciated but not valued. Keep it movin…

  • Pown4pown

    Get paid to hate….hahahahaha… thats comment michelle… Urban island music is the next niche in the industry, i hope the world is ready for us, cause weve been waiting way to long….

    “one mind, one sound, one heart” – pound for pound entertainment

  • The South Pacific Megrim

    Welcome! I am extactic to commend the 3RP! Seeing them exploring to recieve great recognition of the South Pacific region flavor of today. Come taste the Up beat, Hip Hop/Rapping & the Life of the Islands. These singing artists know how to make me feel down to earth with their rythm of todays swing & rock & roll. Loving life is having a reall illmatic music, 3RP! to make it go smooth and keeping me flowing straight with all this chaos around me. I Love 3RP, You guys Rock!!!!

  • URfavorite

    I didn’t know you can comment!!…LOL Well, all I have to say is, SOOOOO PROUD OF YOU GUYS for this article!! KEEP IT UP 3RP!!!! Most UNiQUE sound of the PACiFiC!!!! I LOVE IT! Let people talk because whether you do good or bad in this life, mouths will ALWAYS be running…BIG UPS to you fellas for the hard work you guys have put in to be able to share MUSiC with THE WORLD!!! Especially your own people!!!! Thank you and please, don’t stop! Music is what makes the WORLD go round. Respects and wish you guys nothing but THE BEST! God bless! 🙂

  • Guest

    I’ve been to a few of your shows with my friends. The music is good but if u call forgetting & slurring your lyrics while singing & performing because of the members excessively drinking before the performance “rocking the stage”, then sure, u guys rock. Trust, I’m a witness from the crowd. No lines tapped, no hidden cameras, just facebook & word of mouth. I saw 3RP that posted somethin awhile ago about letting D Tunes & J Swift go. So trust that facebook shows & tells all.

  • G_Takai

    thats funny… they not only slur and forget there lyrics at 1 show but you wanted to go with friends and check them out a couple more times at other shows? STFU! 3RP you fellas keep doing your thang! Nothing but love and respect. I was at the show in Sacramento…. AND YAW WAS THE BEST BY FAR THAT NITE! =) Just supporting the movement.

  • Personal Celebrity, lol

    So 1st off, i have to say congrats to 3RP, they’re really gettin down and puttin in work in the studio. Been a fan from the beginning. The show there gonna perform at in Las Vegas is guaranteed to be the hottest function on the weekend. I know, i saw them last year out here in Vegas, and they didnt disappoint. No one/HATER, lol, can take away there work ethic. Last year, the day after there show, i caught up with these guys at another show the following night, giving out demo’s, talking with 500+ fans of our soon to be, URBAN ISLAND GENRE, having a grand time. Being surrounded by people of all cultures, Tongan, Samoan, Hawaiian, Fijian, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Jamaican, etc. Practically in melting pot of different races, not worrying about color or appearance, but THE MUSIC. Thats what URBAN ISLAND is, our appreciation to different types of music(island, reggae, r N b, funk, alternative, pop, etc) ALL IN ONE=] As for the hater commenting random negativity, haha, No need to trip tokoz, like The BEATLES said, LET IT BE, lol. Jk. Keep doin yall thing breh, Ofa Lahi Atu. See yall fellas at the show, YEEE=]

  • GUEST

    Jah Rasta Rootz live up lyphe…FEEL IT………

  • PolyLover

    Before I go on about 3RP let me say something about what “guest” had to write. You sound real bitter coming on here and telling a group that is going to Las Vegas to perform that there music is no good????? Is something wrong here or am I trippen. Either its sounds like retaliation or you got a bad case of jealousy. How about you get over it and support the movement. Moving on!

    You gentlemen are doing an outstanding job. The music is powerful so please keep it coming. Do what you do best. Keep it coming!! Supporting the movement.

  • Guest2

    Hay Guest wanna know what I think is “junk”? Lazy free loading musicians full of nothing but lies. I’m sure you know a lot about that.

  • chewy-dogg

    good work guys!!1 i just wanna say keep head up bro,,, i so proud of my lil bro Taloa,,,one love!!

  • Nise503

    Keep it pushinn. Luv u guies. Luv the music and keep ’em comming.

  • MoteFrm3RP

    Urban Island! Damn, das hot……haters!!!!!!!…..Thanks for supporting the group and the movement, everytime you post a comment you are supporting the movement. Obviously you guys are very interested in what 3RP is up too now a days….But, one love and jah bless your heart for posting how you feel….We love to see your input…….

  • Jaysnk77

    wus up wit these wanna b critics??… (n cognito butwanna b heard).Ur negitive input is’nt the issue here, it’s more like…are u a bitch!..,or must b from a “bitch niguh”!!. But oh yeah,…tell ur “Lazy” mom 2 eat a phat1. THANX …LMFAO,holla at me,CORVALLIS!! lol

  • Lindatasila

    Some people dream of success…while others wake up and work hard on it! that’s exactly what I think when I think of 3RP, you guys are doing an amazing job in the music field so keep the urban style coming. To the negative comments..why don’t you go wash your mahi before you come speakin’ on here MAHINO?! nothin’ but love to 3RP, wishin’ y’all nothin’ but the best on yalls upcoming shows..

    L Tasila

  • Forever Hawaiian

    Awesome!!!

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  • taleni j tanielu

    giving you guys mad props keep doing your thing and its all love here

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