Category Archives: Japanese Hip-Hop

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”.


Ego Trip EP Stream – Bugseed

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Mellow, jazz-influenced beats from the Tokyo-based producer.


New Joint – Southpaw Chop / Large Professor

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Southpaw Chop ft. Large Professor – “Jewel Of The Day” (@SouthpawChop / 2017)

Funky MPC beat science from the Japanese producer with the mighty Extra P on mic duties.

Fly Emperor EP Stream – Eloh Kush & BudaMunk

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Backed by the melodic, drum-heavy production of Japan’s BudaMunk, New Jersey’s Eloh Kush mixes street-savvy attitude with vividly creative wordplay on this impressive long-player.

ラストリアルニッガ Album Stream – Camoflauge Monk

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Having produced for current underground favourites such as Westside Gunn, Conway and Tha God Fahim, Tokyo’s Camoflauge Monk showcases his quality brand of soulful minimalist boom-bap on this instrumental release.

New Joint – Eloh Kush & Budamunk

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Eloh Kush & Budamunk – “Fly Emperor” (@ElohKush / 2017)

Title track from the New Jersey emcee’s forthcoming album produced by Japan’s Budamunk.

New Joint – BudaMunk & Eloh Kush / I.D. 4Windz / Yasin


BudaMunk & Eloh Kush ft. I.D. 4Windz & Yasin – “Unfading Glory” (@ElohKush / 2017)

Lead single from Japanese producer BudaMunk and New Jersey emcee Eloh Kush’s forthcoming collabo project “Fly Emperor”.


Back To Rock Beat Tape Stream – Ill.Sugi


Hazy, laidback beat science from Japan’s Ill.Sugi.

Beats Note Album Stream – Kazumi Kaneda


Tokyo-based pianist and producer Kazumi Kaneda bridges the gap between jazz and Hip-Hop on this expertly-crafted collection of melodic vibes.

New Joint – Rhymeguru

Rhymeguru – “It All Be Over” (@TheRhymeguru / 2016)

Japanese duo GUS and Domino deliver some heartfelt self-reflection on this mellow cut.

The Groove Of Life Game Beat Tape Stream – Yotaro


Melodic samples, knockin’ beats and non-stop head-nod appeal from Japan’s Yotaro.

New Joint – Southpaw Chop / Large Pro

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Southpaw Chop ft. Large Pro –  “Here We Go – Large Pro Remix” (@SouthpawChop / 2016)

Extra P revisits a track he originally collaborated on with Japan’s Southpaw Chop back in 2010, with this remix boasting tough drums and LP’s trademark Queens flavour.




Authentic Navy Album Stream – Kees Fraud & Tatooine

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Soulful, jazzy beat mastery straight outta Japan.

Krooklyn Beat Tape Stream – Nickelman

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Japanese producer Nickelman pays tribute to the BK borough with a series of stripped-down, leftfield beats.

New Joint – Infinito 2017 & ILL.Sugi

Infinito 2017 & ILL.Sugi – “Message Priority” (Infinito2017.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

Chicago’s Infinito 2017 has teamed-up with Japanese producer ILL.Sugi for a jazz-influenced collabo project entitled “Looking For A Place Called Home”.