The Hip Hop/Rap scene in Japan is still a very small niche, but some acts (mostly young ones) are slowly starting to get recognition. The most famous in the scene is without a doubt KOHH, a rapper whose work has been getting lots of recognition both in Japan and around the world, that brought him to collaborate with american rappers such as J $tash. Like him and the other few “big” rappers in Japan, he follows the wave of Trap music, a sub-genre of Rap famous for its instrumentals made of thundering bass and repetitiveness. So, uhm, don’t expect 90’s classic West-side sounds.
Down here you will find the very few Japanese rappers that had a certain impact in the Music industry. Enjoy their music, and feel free to suggest more acts if you know them!
Recommended Albums: Monochrome / DIRT
Recommended Songs: Fuck Swag / Living Legend / Dirt Boys / If I Die Tonight
Best PVs: Fuck Swag
Year: 2008 – Active
Recommended Albums: In My Shoes / COMEDY
Recommended Songs: I gotta go / PAINKILLER / AFURI
Best PVs: Goodtime
Year: 2011 – Active
Recommended Albums: Shinjin Kreva / Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu
Recommended Songs: Hitori Janai no Yo / Issai Gassai
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Year: 1997 – Active