Archive for: ‘January 2012’
The boys in San Diego came to Portland with the intention of doing better, and they left knowing they did just that placing 4th in a pool full of great teams and returning champs! Once again Pac-Chain stood in their way of advancing any further and this old rivalry is always a great one to watch as former team mates face-off on American soil on opposite sides!
Be on the look for KW to come back with a vengeance and focused on heading right to the top. Idaho’s Pac-Chain will not make this an easy task and the home crowd will control the home field. Are you ready for Boise 2012?
Every year the fan base seems to grow as our people of the CNMI come together for one special weekend that has become the biggest event for the people of the CNMI. This can be seen in Arizona’s fan base as they grow and support them wherever they go. Look for the Black and Yellow Labor Day and I’m sure it will lead to Atmarao!
Arizona came in the tournament and made a statement placing in their 1st appearance at a CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament! This close knit bunch go out and leave it all on the field. Lead by Uncle Frank Crisostimo – and inches away from the top spot expect team Atmarao to go for the title in Boise! We would not expect less!
This group of young guns stepped on to the scene with a positive swag! Destined to win the Championship, these boys put in worked and accomplished their mission after coming so close a few years before. Team Pac-Chain claimed their stake in 2011 while in Portland, Oregon. Congrats to everyone that is a part of this fun-loving, respectful bunch who know how to be competitive and classy!
Good Luck defending the title on your home field and thank you for always making it live!
#CNMIBestFans – The support and fun this team has with their fans is exciting!
San Diego joined the tournament in 2006 for the 2nd Annual CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament in Enumclaw, WA. Since San Diego entered as Antigu and have transitioned into Team KMMNWLTH – they have joined every year and continue to progress as they come in and place 4th in the 2011 Tournament.
Mark Villagomez (head coach and founder) leads his coaching staff of Bernard Manahane and Rowell Aranda to home plate to be awarded the 4th place trophy.
It still seems like we could only imagine what the future would hold with spectacular inventions and a world for tomorrow – it seemed so far away! Enter 2012, as there are still no flying cars, but many great advances close to it or even better. So here’s to the future we all have dreamed about. Here’s to world peace and a better place for our children. Here’s to the Youth of the Nation that will take us into that tomorrow land!
KMMNWLTH is proud to be a part of a San Diego tradition! From Antigu to team KMMNWLTH – these boys continue to make noise winning league titles in San Diego and placing 4th in the 2011 CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament.
We would like to thank Mark Villagomez for sparking our interest and believing in his team! See you all in Boise!
If it wasn’t for this guy right here – KMMNWLTH might not have been here…it was Coach that got the team together for the second annual event. It was our debut in Enumclaw. Man, we did it! Who would’ve ever thought we’d be doing this for years to come! Thank you Mark V. – you are appreciated bruddah!
Antigu lives on in KMMNWLTH! See you all in Boise Idaho!
KMMNWLTH has always had a music jones! Co-Founder Lawrence”Hafa” Hocog has worked with many artist and is proud to have laid the ground work for Island Urban music. He was a part of the Seeinemeyes project, and then formed the LOTT with partner in rhyme, Audy “Latte Stone” Fleming while featuring other island talents and national recording artists.
The K-Dubb Band started in San Diego as these talents came together and sparked the Sunday Sessions by KMMNWLTH – a sunday night at the Second Wind on Navajo filled with island music, island food, good friends and our KW Familia! From this moment on The K-Dubb Band played with Likewize and Dawn Raid’s Savage. They performed at the 1st Island Swag in San Diego and rocked the Sunday Sesh! Shout out to Peter Tenorio, PJ Sablan, and Pat Fitial – GOOD TIMES!
The KMMNWLTH joined forces with eXposeThyself, Betelnut Radio, Island Session, and Islanesia to bring our people the United Nesia Fest! The UN Fest Tour featuring Saipan’s very own Parker Yobei also featured the best Pacific Islander artists from the left coast! Performances by Tacoma’s Island Trybe, Portland’s 3RP, Salem’s JayRock Mundo, Corvallis’ F.O.B, Boise’s Roman Tudela, Oakland’s Valu4, and many more came out to celebrate our island roots with our mainland communities.
United Nesia continues to grow today and even brought the tour to the Mariana Islands with Island Trybe! This would not be possible without Dave Atalig of Betelnut Radio, UN Marianas President and founder of Salbahe’ – Rob Travilla, and Sean Lizama who is the manager of Island Trybe.
The UN Fest Tour started in Portland, made it’s way to Salem and Kent, Washington. Visited the Bay Area and made closed it out in Portland, Oregon and then took it all to the motherland – The Mariana Islands -for sold out shows while making history as the one movement to bridge the gap and showcase our talented people of the Pacific!
Follow the movement on twitter follow @unitednesia @kmnwlth @islandsession @exposethyself
KMMNWLTH – the Stars and Stones Kompany is a grassroots movement for the people! We are simply a messenger of the fresh and exciting! We are taking this journey right along side you – our people!
Kreate the foundation- Build the Arm-Me, We are Official – Protect the Krown!
commonwealth – for the well being of the people
We are a lifestyle, a movement….we are what you make us and we will never be komprised…
The saga continues in 2012.
We are the KW Nation. Witness the Koming!
The Host City of San Diego. Home of Team KMMNWLTH – stepped out in these throwback style jerseys and made it into the semi-finals losing to Pac Chain of Boise Idaho. Be on the look as Team KMMNWLTH continues to excel (placed 4th in Portland 2011). Shout out to my KW Familia representing in the Santee, CA League! Good Luck in Boise!
Are you on the KMMNWLTH team?
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KMMNWLTH was the multimedia machine behind the Samoan Irok campaign from 2008-2010. Successfully capturing the ears of major labels and realizing that independence was a better route, Samoan Irok and manager Big Rex looked to create it’s own buzz and make it’s own opportunities. Opening up offices for State of tha Union and capturing the entertainment industry by storm, KMMNWLTH paid its dues and thrived in the business. Shout out to Samoan Irok and the Island Swag Ent. camp continuing to raise the bar and going harder!
KMMNWLTH: The Stars and Stones Kompany was established in San Diego in 2006. Naturally, we would be huge Charger fans – experiencing 3 years as season ticket holders experiencing the dominance of the AFC West! Our condolences to the Raiders as we shatter more dreams of the playoffs!
I would also like to take this time to say goodbye to Norv Turner and AJ Smith. It was a great run y’all, but just not enough to push us to the final show! Shout out to my Charger Nation that can’t stop – won’t stop!
KMMNWLTH was apart of one of the greatest music movements in Diego history as it brought many of the best independent artist together with Multi-Platinum selling artists, Best DJ’s, Biggest promoters, Major Label reps, and some of the best supporters in the game! We started small dive bars and grew into the hottest downtown clubs in San Diego – State of the Union! We were along for the ride!
In charge of Creative Direction for the Island Swag Tour featuring Samoan Irok, Savage, Roscoe Umali, and Angel D of the Stooie Bros, KMMNWLTH with State of tha Union Entertainment took the “Island Swag” showcase to Hawaii and sold out the Pipeline Cafe with our Pacific Islander network! #UnitedNesia
Check out Island Swag’s new artist Zoniak making a lot of mouse out of Southern California. This seasoned sibling of Samoan Irok has a charismatic flow that paints vividly on this hip-hop scene. Support the kid and Island Swag Entertainment!
Big shout out to my mentor, and brother Big Rex – CEO of Island Swag! Your energy is phenomenal!
Team Antigu from San Diego, California.
“Get Hooked” Enumclaw, WA edition 2006
What do you remember from Enumclaw, WA?
I would say this was one of my favorite experiences labor day as we trekked into the deep woods into the small town of Enumclaw, Washington. There were only a few choices of hotels in the area and we managed to fill some rooms that would otherwise be vacant for this end of summer tradition for the people of the CNMI.
This was San Diego’s first appearance at a CNMI Labor Day Softball event, and we came with close to 20 anxious Antigu players. The team was coached by Mark Villagomez and Tom Cepeda, and it was indeed an adventure! This was the first place KMMNWLTH was sighted as we began the Kompany selling Fokai t-shirts and hats at the Labor Day softball tournament. From here we began to sell our own brand that was design, printed, and sold by our team!
We would like to say thank you to committee that made this event one of the most memorable! Si Yu’us Ma’ase!
The Island Session identity and branding was created by KMMNWLTH. A late night variety talk show featuring guest of many backgrounds including legendary Hip-Hop emcee Kid Frost and new school rep Goldie Gold of the Federation – Sonny lead singer/emcee of multi platinum band P.O.D and more! This Atmospheriq Tides production spearheaded by DJ Def Pos was a talk show that took action to make an impact, as well as, connecting out people and sharing their concerns!
The Day 2, Punish Ya Sports tee for Team Antigu San Diego!
Special thanks to the youngest committee in the game that made the tournament possible – Shayne Villanueva, Marie Attao, Jen Kisa, Lawrence Hocog, Tom Cepeda, Larry Deleon Guerrero, Mark Villagomez, Ryan Cepeda, and the whole San Diego community for making the 5th Annual CNMI Labor Day Tournament a success!
Team Antigu and Team KMMNWLTH representing San Diego come together for a photo after playing each other in the Labor Day Tournament in Las Vegas! Once again your KW Familia was present to do it big in Sin City!
The host city Las Vegas did a spectacular job of making the growing tournament another success. Participating in the tournament since it’s inaugural season, this was Team Natibu’s final appearance under that banner!