Once in a Lifetime with Aquamonk

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  • Published on June 20, 2023
  • In Videos

Brooklyn underground hip-hop artist Aquamonk of the Perverted Monks recounts stories from a once in a lifetime tour around the world. Follow Aquamonk to snowboarding slopes in Vermont and Switzerland as well as hip-hop venues in Europe and experience life on tour in DETOUR’s Travel Tapes: Once in a Lifetime.

Play the full series back to back or check out our episode guide below.

1. The European Market

In part 1 of Once in a Lifetime, Brooklyn underground hip-hop artist Aquamonk details the origins of The Perverted Monks and the places they’ve traveled. The European market was instrumental in bringing them to all corners of the world. Aquamonk lends his insight as to why.

2. Beast of the East

In part 2 of Once in a Lifetime, the Perverted Monks perform in Burlington, Vermont where Aquamonk is presented with an opportunity to go snowboarding for the first time ever at the Killington Ski Resort, nicknamed the “Beast of the East”. He jumps at the chance to experience something new knowing he may not get this chance again.

3. Snowboarding in the Alps

In part 3 of Once in a Lifetime, arriving in Switzerland, Aquamonk is fascinated by the Swiss Alps and makes it his business to go snowboarding in the glorious mountain range. Together with his cousin and fellow Perverted Monk, Afu-Ra, he spends a day in the Laax Mountains with help from the tour promoter who provides lift tickets and connects them with locals who provide gear and clothing.

4. Missing Money

In this final part of the series, Aquamonk is reminiscing on past tour experiences. After one show, a large amount of touring money goes missing. See the unexpected ending to this story.


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