Category Archives: Japanese Hip-Hop

New Joint – Nickelman

Nickelman – “Chocolate Cookie” (Nickelman-Urbnet.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

Hazy horns, floating keys and thumping drums from Japanese producer Nickelman’s forthcoming instrumental album “BeatsGrocery”.

New Joint – Supreme Cerebral & Budamunk

Supreme Cerebral & Budamunk – “It’s A Vibe” (BugzyNino17.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

LA’s Supreme Cerebral uses sharp rhymes to slice through the hypnotic, head-nodding production of Japan’s Budamunk on this dope track off the pair’s new collaborative EP “Samurai War Scrolls”.

New Joint – Dregs One & Ill Sugi

Dregs One & Ill Sugi – “Streetlights” (DregsOne.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

San Francisco emcee Dregs One and Tokyo-based producer Ill Sugi continue to highlight their undeniable creative chemistry with this latest head-nodder of a single.

New Joint – Dregs One & Ill-Sugi

Dregs One & Ill-Sugi – “It’s All Game” (DregsOne.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

Veteran Bay Area emcee Dregs One and Japan’s Ill-Sugi have teamed-up once again for a dope new single packed with dusty samples and lyricism full of character.

Rough EP Stream – Wazl

Jazzy, feel-good beats from Japan’s Wazl.

New Joint – Garahavi / Bub Styles / ARXV

Garahavi ft. Bub Styles & ARXV – “Relay” (@Garahavi / 2021)

Grow-D and Steez of Japan’s Garahavi team-up with Brooklyn representatives Bub Styles and ARXV for this raw DJ Glory-produced neck-snapper.

A Visual Sound Beat Tape Stream – Bugseed

Tokyo, Japan’s Bugseed delivers another masterful collection of instrumental flavour, further showcasing his love of knockin’ beats and melodic, expertly-selected samples.

New Joint – Ca$ablanca x Ill-Sugi

Ca$ablanca x Ill-Sugi – “Mad Max” / “No Time To Die” (Casablanca92fs.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Back-to-back visuals from Dallas emcee Ca$ablanca’s recent “x2 (Square One)” project, produced entirely by Japan’s Ill-Sugi.

Rough Sketch EP Stream – Bugseed

Japan’s Bugseed delivers yet another collection of finely-crafted beats, proving once again why he’s considered a master of atmospheric, sample-based instrumental flavour.

Nameless Album Stream – Bugseed

Japan’s Bugseed delivers yet another stellar instrumental project, based around jazzy vibes, melodic samples and head-nodding beats.

New Joint – Ca$ablanca x Ill-Sugi / Nowaah The Flood

Ca$ablanca x Ill-Sugi ft. Nowaah The Flood – “EL3ven” (Casablanca92fs.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Dallas, Texas emcee Ca$ablanca teams-up with lyrical ally Nowaah The Flood to spit darts in all directions over Ill-Sugi’s typically unique production – taken from “X2 (Square One)”.

New Joint – Dregs One x Ill Sugi / Soul-Mythe

Dregs One x Ill Sugi  ft. Soul-Mythe- “Narcolepsy” (AudioVandals.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

San Francisco’s Dregs One delivers some lyrical food for thought over the hypnotic haze of Tokyo-based producer Ill Sugi from the pair’s new album “Universal Language (Demo Version)”.

New Joint – Eloh Kush & BudaMunk

Eloh Kush & BudaMunk – “Ichiban Eloh” (@ElohKush / @BudaMonkFonk / 2020)

New Jersey’s Eloh Kush and Tokyo’s BudaMunk join forces once again and drop the lead single off their upcoming “Fly Emperor 2” project, the follow-up to their initial 2017 collabo release.

Pawn Shop Beat Tape Stream – Bugseed

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Tokyo’s Bugseed drops another quality batch of drum-heavy, jazz-infused instrumentals.

Ex-Factor EP Stream – DJ CamNec

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Jazzy, polished, sample-based instrumental flavour from the Japanese producer.

New Joint – Southpaw Chop / Tragedy Khadafi

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Southpaw Chop ft. Tragedy Khadafi – “Laced With Tragedy” (@SouthpawChop / 2020)

Queensbridge legend Tragedy delivers some New York straight talk over the blasting horns and rolling beats of Japanese producer Southpaw Chop.

Another Weekend in the City Beat Tape Stream – Tatooine

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The Japan-based beat-maker delivers a smooth selection of stress-relieving instrumental flavour.

New Joint – Southpaw Chop / A.G.

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Southpaw Chop ft. A.G. – “Make The Cut” (@SouthpawChop / 2018)

Horn-laced roller from the Japanese producer with a Diggin’ In The Crates legend on mic duties.

Fresh Jive EP Stream – Bugseed

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New collection of instrumental jazz-influenced dopeness from the Japanese producer.

New Joint – Eloh Kush & BudaMunk / ISSUGI / John Robinson

Eloh Kush & BudaMunk ft. ISSUGI & John Robinson – “Land Bridges” (@ElohKush / 2018)

Taken from the forthcoming album “Fly Emperor 2”.