Tag 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 – “Airplanes” (DregsOne.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

San Francisco’s Dregs One captures footage of his tour travels in the video for this laidback head-nodder produced by Japan’s Ill Sugi,

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.

New Joint – flowz4daze & DJ Mitsu The Beats / Belve / illadope

flowz4daze & DJ Mitsu The Beats ft. Belve & illadope – “’21 Type 3” (InnerTribeRecords.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Detroit’s flowz4daze (formerly known as L.A.Z of Clear Soul Forces fame) glides over mellow production from Japan’s DJ Mitsu The Beats on the lead single off the pair’s forthcoming collabo album “Dream Crews”.

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 – 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)”.

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”.