Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Teriyaki Boyz ft. Pharrell & Busta Rhymes - Zock On!



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! :)

Thank you all so much for reading my blog and commenting. If you have any feedbacks please feel free to drop a comment! 

52 comments:

  1. Asian hip-hop is seriously wayyy hot right now... thanks for gettin' the word out.

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  2. not usually my kind of thing, but this was pretty good. thanks for the post.

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  3. I'm kind used to Japanese music, but I never heard about them before. Pretty good!

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  4. Interesting music, reminds me of Tokyo Drift.

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  5. haha this sounds so funny. It just seems like our version of teriyaki chicken.

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  6. pharell and busta. BOTH classic names in the hip hop world. Good selection of music. music fads are always changing, and when something is hot somewhere it gets big quickly. word of mouth spreads until TOO many people are into it. Then a new fad starts up. Thats why its a fad :)

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  7. I like the music at the top of the article. Brings back some memories.

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  8. Cool song, I was ready to ask you if that song is not the same from the movie of Tokyo Drift, 'til I read your review, lol. J-Hip Hop is great =)

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  9. "Has anyone noticed that the Asian hip hop scene is WAY ahead of America?"

    What? Japan basically copies everything off of the western world.

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  10. Asians are cool, brah. Wait, is that racist?

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  11. It must be said...who is that bear in the background of the pic? He looks familiar.

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  12. This is pretty interesting stuff.

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  13. Liking it a lot, it's awesome. Thanks.

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  14. sweet music there, im digging it!

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  15. I liked that. I like Pharrell and Busta!

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  16. Quite a good team up, I gotta say. You can't go wrong with Pharrell Williams though.

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  17. This song is so so... IMHO, but your blog is the best!

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  18. i wonder if you know how they live in tokyo

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  19. I could have played this at my halloween party.

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  20. Loving the comments guys! glad that most of you could appreciate the song even though not the whole entire song is in English :D

    @Mirk: I believe Korean people copy off the American culture, but the Japanese media culture's way different from the Americans.

    @Erroneus: That is actually the bear on the Kanye West Album designed by the Avant-garde artist Takeshi Murakami, glad you picked that out :D

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