Some might already noticed that the Japanese rap and hip hop artist Zorn have recently released a new track called “いたいのとんでけ” (itai no tondeke), translated to, “pain, go away!”, and it has been topping the charts for many days! It already have 1 million views in 11 days. If you haven’t heard it yet, please do!
“Itai no tondeike” is something parents and such tells children when they got hurt to make the pain go away.
The lyrics of itai no tondeike is just about that – pain, and it is although dark, beautiful; it provides those we can relate to this song comfort. We might translate the lyrics if there is interest.
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.
Just a few hours ago the musical group HENTAI SHINSHI CLUB (advice: don’t google search this name…), in Japanese “変態紳士クラブ”, premeried their song Sorry. Take a listen and see if you would like it. It is current topping the music charts.
Def tech is back with their old hit “My Way” which consists of Shen and Micro who had their band active between 2005-2007, and then got active again from year 2010 and still is today. From their album My Way released 2005 they had a song called My Way which got very popular in Japan, and now a new version is released of the song!
The songs “Diver’s High” and “何様” is topping the charts made by the Japanese artist SKI HI.
“Diver’s High” is currently both rank 1 on Itunes and Amazon’s hip-hop ranking lists. Now if you haven’t heard the 何様 (reading: nanisama) track it is time to do so surly since this is indeed a great song. This track is from the artist SKY-HI whos real name is Mitsuhiro Hidaka featuring “Boku no Lyric no Bōyomi“.
Actress : 最上もが
Director : Atsunori Toushi (A4A Inc.)
SHO is back and this time he is asking for a Lamborghini, with his track “Please buy me Lamborghini”. The one he has in the music video is only rental he says: “Video is only shooting Rentalghini”. His lyrics are often straight to the point. Other known tracks from him are “Shaved head and Beard”, “Stop taking drugs” and “Louis Vuitton”.
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 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.