Osaka Rapper Jin Dogg releases MV for the “the Rubberband Man”

Multilingual Osaka Rapper Jin Dogg recently released his anticipated EP You Don’t Know, the first solo record from him since last year’s HELL EP. The trilingual rapper first rose to fame when he was featured in Red Bull / 88 Rising’s “Asian Rising” documentary, christened as one of the stars taking over the world with Asian Hip Hop. Since then, Jin Dogg has been busy collaborating with other artists from the rest of Japan and overseas. But while his influence is worldwide, the spirit of Jin Dogg’s new EP is grounded firmly in Dirty Kansai.

You Don’t Know is released by Jin Dogg’s home collective HIBRID ENTERTAINMENT in collaboration with bpm plus asia. You Don’t Know exhibits the unrefined heart of Osaka, a raucous album of streetwise hip-hop with an aggressive, passionate soul. With Drill anthems like “Already” or cutthroat boombap creepers like “Virus”, Jin Dogg maneuvers deftly through genres with a master’s skill. The sounds of hip-hop in Japan continue to evolve but Jin Dogg effortlessly stays on top, assimilating new trends into his own style.

The MV for “the Rubberband Man” is literally all business. Instead of glamorizing the life of a hip-hop star, the MV shows Jin Dogg on street level, making deals all day and all night to get those bands. The lights of the street reflect in his car’s rear-view mirror as he crisscrosses the streets of Dirty Kansai. There’s no pausing for a quick meal or a smoke, everything is done on the go. The message is clear: while you’re in the club or hanging with your friends, Jin Dogg is working to get paid.

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Two new tracks “CRUSH” and “TRIPPIN” released by S7ICKCHICKs

The Japanese all-female hip-hop music group S7ICKCHICKs have released two new singles “Crush” and “Trippin”. They are sure good songs you should check out, specially our favorite, Crush. Which one is yours? They also released a music video were both tracks are featured in the same video but in shorter versions.

The new CRUSH and TRIPPIN music video

Listen on Spotify


Two days before Chanmina’s “未成年” (MISEINEN) album release

The time has come for the artist the blew up after having great viewcounts for her PRINCESS and FXXKER tracks on YouTube. In just two days, the 8th March her new album releases. This album is called 未成年, which means “minor”.  Chanmina was also featured in our 10 Great female Japanese rappers.

Prev of the album

As you can hear from the preview and the most recent released LADY you can tell she is moving away from the rapping scene in regards to music genre. More of the songs are more j-pop rather than hip-hop and rap. According to YouTube comments she has commentated on this and said that she want to do music, rather than just hip-hop. Below are some comments from the LADY track. Below is some discussion about this (all comments from one same thread).


She stopped stopped rap? it seems so

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Originally, she wanted to become a singer she said, so that’s what she is doing as well I think.


She herself said, “What I want to do rather than rap is just music. More music than hip-hop.
If you knew this already I am sorry.


01. 未成年 Feat. めっし (NEW MIX)
04. She’s Gone
05. LADY
06. ナニモコワクナイ
07. Princess (NEW MIX)
08. Wonderland
09. OVER
10. UR like ME
11. ダイキライFeat. ちゃんみな / TeddyLoid (BONUS TRACK)

Possible collaboration with Reichi

Perhaps we might see Chanmina do a collaboration with Reichi in the future of some tracks. Reason why this could be a possibility is because they seem to be good friends according to this video. Reichi is another really hot Japanese female rapper right now who blew up after dropping the track Betty Girl. Hopefully we can see a collaboration in the future between the two Japanese rappers.

KOHH is featured in Utada Hikaru’s new song 忘却 (Bōkyaku)

The famous Japanese singer Utada Hikaru releases new music video featuring rapper KOHH in her song 忘却, pronounced: Bōkyaku. Released on her birthday 19th January. She is what the fans say “the queen of jpop” and with her featuring rapper KOHH makes it a powerful combination.

The song title Bouyaku means forgotten. The English lyrics has already made available and they are very emotional to say the least. You can read then below the video.

English Translated Lyrics

The one I love isn’t here anymore

In Heaven or Hell
They’re in places no one can see
Memories of when I was three
Good memories of 23 years ago
I can’t remember them, but
I can’t forget
Even the dirty things appear beautiful
A nostalgic voice, leaving me to go to someone else
I’ll toss the memories into the rubbish bin
Pour gasoline on them and burn them
then change into my mourning dress until someone comes to greet me
I’m alive just to die
That’s why we’re born, that alone
If I could go to the grave, I’d be happy
Sleeping in the coffin, covered in tattoos, with these cold hands
Everyone’s crying, and that’s the worst
That’s the worst
That’s the worst
We should just forget it all
Clinging to the past is so uncool
I don’t need it anymore

Hot lips, cold hands
Let me forget the words
Hard liquor and scary dreams
Let me dance with my eyes shut

The path leading to a bright place
may not necessarily be bright
Where’s the exit? It’s nothing but entrances
I ran through a deep forest

Even if feet are torn off
Even with an artificial leg
for all time
run, Melos!
I’m closing my mouth, but
I open my eyes
and see hard liquor and vomit
I’ll never go back
If I could, once more
I’d like to spit out the saliva I drank
Men too can double-deal
I love you, that’s why I hate you
If I could see you, I’d like to
Happy but in pain
We’re so greedy
Asking for too much again
Empty requests

Hot lips, cold hands
Let me forget the words
Tight jeans, gentle eyes
Call me by that nostalgic name

In this vast world there’s an unknown stage
I hate my bag, it just gets in the way
Hard liquor and scary dreams
When I someday die, empty-handed would be best