Genre: J-Hip Hop
After reading a comment from the last post, I've realized that aside from my SOIL & Pimp Sessions Japanese Jazz post that I didn't really post a lot of Asian music. Since I know that it's really hard to get into songs that have lyrics that you can't understand, I thought it'd be nice to post some Japanese Hip Hop by yours truly, the Teriyaki Boyz. The reason why I chose these guys is because they're actually very immersed in American culture so a lot of their songs have generally the same formula with a Japanese twist. For those who think they sound quite familiar, these are the guys who rapped the theme song for the movie Fast&Furious:Tokyo Drift. Anyway, I understand if you don't like their songs at first, because I didn't, but really you have to listen to them with an open mind and not take them too seriously, it's all about just having fun when you listen to their songs. There will be one day where you're too busy doing something that you won't have the time to change the song on your mp3 player so you will just listen to the song all the way through then realize that it actually grows on you :P
(If you like the Teriyaki Boyz and would like to support the artists, you can purchase their album Serious Japanese on amazon)
Note: Has anyone noticed that the Asian hip hop scene is WAY ahead of America? I mean these guys already started wearing sunglasses in clubs WAY before any songs in America even thought about incorporating electronic sounds into their beats. Anyway, I just think it's really weird how fashion/music fads get passed around so much without us even noticing. Like you go to Europe and laugh at those people who wear extremely bright colored pants and etc. Then after a few years you start seeing people wear them over here and it's cool and preppy. Anyway, I am just blabbing, enjoy the song! :)
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