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I.A. stepped on the scene in 2005 with his single //"Dat Island Sound//" with local Hawaii group B.E.T. and landed on regular rotation on urban/top 40 radio in Honolulu. I.A. would follow the single release with his first album //"The Kama'aina Classic//" in 2006 which also included the hit //"808 Party//" the was in heavy rotation on mixshows and TV. He would go on to release 5 solo albums, 2 collaboration albums and 8 mixtapes. He's a 4x Nahoku Hanohano award finalist(considered Grammys of Hawaii), and a Hawaii Music Award winner for his album //"Beyond Paradise//". In 2010, I.A. was recognized in the national publication //"XXL Magazine//" as one of the hottest artist from Hawaii. In 2008, I.A. became the first local Hip Hop artist to sign a ring tone deal(Mobi PCS) and holds the record in Hawaii for having the most music videos by an artist with 43 to date. I.A. has made a name for himself as a live performer as well opening up for some of the biggest names in the music industry and festivals/concerts like Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Neyo, Baby Bash, Lauryn Hill, E40, Bone Thugs N Harmony, The Jabbawockeez, Kodak Black, Mya, Rae Sremmurd, Dumbfoundead, P-Lo, Kool John, Ty Dolla Sign, Lupe Fiasco, The NFL Pro Bowl Block Party, The Mayjah Rayjah, Birthday Bash, Love Festival and half time at an And1 Basketball game. Along with local performances in Hawaii, I.A. has also been on tour in the U.S. mainland with The Rebel Souljahz and Fiji and landing his first international tour in Asia.