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Best Japanese Rap songs 2021

Here we are again and talking about the best Japanese rap songs in year 2022, as the year is coming to an end. Don’t forget to let us know what your favourite Japanese rap songs are too! These are ours.

Jin Dogg – ” 街風 ” feat. REAL-T

ZORN – Stay Gold

ZORN brings music that is on a completely different level compared to a lot of other artists where he often get praised for being a humble down to earth person, and here he is back with another great track called Stay Gold from the album 925. Also worth checking out the track Lost too from the same EP.

KOHH – John and Yoko

Not too unexpected perhaps, that this would be included in the top list. John and Yoko from KOHH touches on history about the story of, well, John and Yoko and does it with dignity. This track was on the album from worst (2020) but released a music video this year illuminating the great song, which we believe makes it okay to add it for this years list!

KOWICHI Rockstar

From the most recent album Higher, KOWICHI is brining more quality than ever, with beats that still feels like KOWICHI, but with this up-tempo track called Rockstar featuring JP THE WAVY and T-Pablow there is a new sound that makes the list for sure. KOWICHI has more great songs on the album such as Rich and Self Made 2 which might be for more regular KOWICHI fan which makes it a tough decision to chose between the tracks.

KEN THE 390 – Verses feat. GADORO,NORIKIYO

JP THE WAVY – WAVEBODY (Remix) feat. OZworld, LEX & ¥ellow Bucks

FNCY – TOKYO LUV (Prod. : Jengi)

FNCY that features the artists ZENLAROCK, GRINA and 鎮座DOPENESS. This song TOKYO LUV really hits in a positive way and makes it one of our favorites for the year! Feels like a song you could play when the weekend hits.


MIYACHI, famous for the “I don’t Understand”-track, called WAKARIMASEN and also the same YouTuber who created videos named “KONBINI CONFESSIONS”, have released a new track called CHU-HI and it is a banger! A recommendation for sure. If you are curious a about the meaning of CHU-HI, it means a canned drink that includes alcohol, traditionally made, from a distilled beverage called shochu, sparkling water and flavouring. This might be the ultimate party music.

KREVA – タンポポ feat. ZORN

KREVA, also known as Dr. K, together with ZORN with the track tanpopo (english name dandelion).

Kvi Baba – Too Bad Day But…

Kvi Baba is someone not that many know of (yet!) but he is for sure worth checking out and Too Bad Day But… is really good. There are two versions of the track, the more famous one featuring AKLO and KEIJU, then there is the original version if you prefer that! Be sure to check out the other tracks from Kvi Baba also because there is a lot of gems.

Leon Fanourakis – SHISHIMAI

SHISHIMAI was released on January 22 2021 by Leon Fanourakis, an album you shouldn’t miss! Leon Fanourakis is certainly keeping up with his atmospheric underground rap style. We want to highlight this album since we’ve believe this is an undervalued album which you might like if you haven’t already.

Meaning of SHISHIMAI is that lion dancer figure you can see on the picture above.

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Best Japanese Rap songs in 2020

The year was actually filled with new music from the Japanaese rap and hop-hop scene that are worth to check out! We will be listing our favorites which we think are the best ones from this year.

Awich – 洗脳 feat. DOGMA & 鎮座DOPENESS (Prod. Chaki Zulu)

Awich is doing a collaboration with Dogma and Chinza Dopeness and it can not be a better outcome.

kZm – TEENAGE VIBE feat. Tohji (Prod. Chaki Zulu)

ZORN / Have A Good Time feat. AKLO

You know you will get great things if you see Zorn and AKLO together, and this time they have a positive message with their song Have a good time. The song comes off both positive and relaxing, and makes you feel good with a kind of old-schoolish beat.

AYA a.k.a. PANDA – あの頃から今

AYA a.k.a. PANDA with her recent song “From that time until now” is about her journey as an artist.

Moment Joon – TENO HIRA

Released actually last December the 31th, but it is still one of the more beautiful Japanese rap songs you’ll ever hear. Comments are flooding with “Thanks for making me love Japan again” and so forth.

レオタードブタとヤギ・ハイレグ -サイコショッカー!


The artist Tade Dust has been on a roll recently and his songs doesn’t disappoint. One of our favorites are over-whelming.

KOHH, SALU & Yurufuwa will perform in Ultra Japan 2017

It has been confirmed that some of the biggest Japanese Rappers, KOHH, SALU & Yurufuwa Gang, will be performing in the Ultra Japan festival this year. KOHH and Salu is big rappers and that they are performing in such a big festival is a huge step for Japanese hip-hop and its popularity. Yurufuwa Gang is one of the latest Japanese hip-hop acts to be getting attention from both Japan and overseas and to have them in this festival too was unexpected but great.

Ultra Japan

Ultra Japan is a 3 day event boasting the world’s top EDM DJ’s with unparalleled stage designs and top tier production. The festival is being held September 16, 17, 18 2017. You can see the full line up of artists here.

Japanese adult film actress joins the rap scene

Apparently the adult film actress Asuka Kirara, 明日花キララ, have joined the Japanese hip hop and rap scene it seems.

Just dropping this new track called “Cho Ero De Gomenne” “Sorry for being extremely erotic” on Twitter on and YouTube. The response is very mixed if you read comments from Twitter and YouTube. Previously there was a track by JP THE WAVY called “Cho Wavy De Gomenne”, meaning “Sorry for my extreme wavy” which has the same kind of beat and style.

Response to Asuka Kirara rapping and making hiphop music

“Not fun at all. Are you stupid?”

“Boring, disgusting”


On YouTube people also were commentating similar things that it was either awesome or bad.