Japanese hip-hop and rap

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After giving my daughter the albums by CHARISMA.COM she asked me, got any more Japanese rap? I figured sure, there will be an ILX thread I can plunder so I look cool and knowledgeable. Seems there isn’t. Anyone got any favourites they’d like to recommend?

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 14 February 2020 23:36 (six days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvA1AHKXUfY

ufo, Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:42 (five days ago) link

DJ Krush!

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 15 February 2020 02:35 (five days ago) link

Indeed, I dug out my copies of Strictly Turntablized and Meiso but she is looking more for a pop crossover. So far I've turned up Nujabes, MCpero and Daoko. The latter two are pretty pop, while Nujabes has strong J Dilla vibes.
That Chelmico recommend is right on the money thanks ufo!

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:09 (five days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-pxZa-M7-k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSCR7vpF28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoVysQLSvrA

if you want more pop crossover i strongly recommend koutei camera girl drei

ufo, Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:19 (five days ago) link

Those are great too, thanks. She is also digging into trap - which sounds a bit tryhard from a J artist - but harder vibes are welcome.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:33 (five days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54QvPwLXJ2s

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:36 (five days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIp6uabLcj8

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:47 (five days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zQ4cmGhQZI

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:51 (five days ago) link

Nobody mentioning RIP SLYME? Bit old now I know, but absolutely classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXVu-Wt1TQA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgAqHDs1fEI

And HALCALI who were closely affiliated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6uHEsa41aI

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 15 February 2020 21:53 (five days ago) link

the deep by soul scream from 1996, quality '90s boom bap

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 15 February 2020 23:18 (five days ago) link

There's so much of it, had to revisit my collection to pull out some names.

KIller Bong or anything on Black Smoker records pretty much -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdSScoFxwHs

Bugseed, prolific Bandcamp beatmaker guy -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co8O97O3tFI

Ill Sugi, as above -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saSs5MF_6r0

Buppon -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA5XLGkaCAo

Bron-K -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY6XeYfIdy0

Skillkills, kinda amazing (imho) live broken-beat Hip Hop guys -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so_Z7gyV9mA

Olololop, dunno if this qualifies, it's like No Wave meets Hip Hop or something, but it's awesome -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWfI_GjvoHc

Orrorinz - https://orrorinz.bandcamp.com/track/blow-yo-shit-rough-mix

Rhymester, have been around for a long while but are spotty, I liked the Def Leppard intro to this -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_OZ1F1BjQ

Maresn3st, Sunday, 16 February 2020 23:23 (four days ago) link

Wonderful, ILX delivers as always! I'll enjoy digging into these ASAP. Thank you all.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 17 February 2020 00:54 (three days ago) link

Apologies, I totally missed the pop crossover bit upthread, apologies, Schaa Dara Parr might be a good call, been around for ages, the closest thing to a Japanese Beasties.

I'll have a think about more similar-sounding Charisma.com stuff.

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 11:51 (three days ago) link

This is prob way too old to be of interest to anyone it but I love tf out of Hoodoo Fishimi's first album Thanatos of Funk, from 1985!

https://youtu.be/9aY139UpZYc

are you a fan of i.die music (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 17 February 2020 12:17 (three days ago) link

Chelmico -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tflBLxwCWb8

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:20 (three days ago) link

Halcali -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTVeAHo4LdM

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:21 (three days ago) link

Puffy (Ami Yumi) is probably stretching it but they're a lot of fun -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyNDReKYnl4

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:23 (three days ago) link

FEMM -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz3jLeDvpu4

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:24 (three days ago) link

Daoko -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-oDkzv_M6s

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:24 (three days ago) link

Thirteen13 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnbQWOwB14I

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:26 (three days ago) link

Akko Gorilla -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=799rexxpndU

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:49 (three days ago) link

Iri -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1neyBXrfKQo

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 February 2020 12:49 (three days ago) link

Nobody mentioning RIP SLYME? Bit old now I know, but absolutely classic

I think of them as a hybrid between hip-hop & boy band but they're really up my alley, in college I was absolutely obsessed with these dudes. their music was so much fun. obviously "Super Shooter" probably the best of 'em but I really loved this tune as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tdMHZRiGd8

wonder whatever happened to them. they've been inactive for a while

frogbs, Monday, 17 February 2020 14:49 (three days ago) link

Hip-hop/rap isn't my speciality and most of my answers have been taken (Charisma.com, Halcali, FEMM), but I think I have one that hasn't been mentioned, unless I missed it. Chanmina!

This might be a bit sweary for your kid, depending:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMw0V2MtZmk

But there's this one from last year that made it into my EoY list:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ1caaQYkz0

emil.y, Monday, 17 February 2020 15:49 (three days ago) link

(She's Japanese/Korean and works in both languages, btw)

emil.y, Monday, 17 February 2020 15:51 (three days ago) link

Not too sweary for my kid, she's a hardcore Tyler fan ... CHANMINA is a solid recommend thanks! It's increasingly apparent that S Korea is to this generation what Japan was to mine, so this spans both very handily.
We dug into some DAOKO last night and that was good too. Lots more homework from this thread!

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:38 (two days ago) link

Koutei Camera Girl -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhUkPnAsX8Y

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:25 (two days ago) link

Cicada -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckCyjJoD4Bs

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:27 (two days ago) link

Chai -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMGf3zyhG94

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:28 (two days ago) link


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