Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bringing Real Rap Hip-Hop Back #2




Shing02 ft Eccy - Ultimate High

For many of us, the first 2min might describe our life perfectly as it does for me.
Shingo Annen (born 1975), better known by his stage name Shing02, is a Japanese rap artist and producer. Due in part to growing up in Western cities, Shing02 stands as one of the few multilingual rappers from Japan able to compose songs entirely in either Japanese or English. His rhyming style makes use of lyrics which are largely conceptual in nature and his hip-hop sound is knowing for blending various influences, ranging from reggae to traditional Japanese music to jazz. The style of music has made him a significant presence within the underground rap community, and he has achieved recognition beyond the scene for rapping "Battlecry", the theme song of the hip-hop-influenced chanbara anime Samurai Champloo, produced by Japanese jazz rap DJ Nujabes. 

If you liked this check his "Luv Sick" series

Cyne - Steady


 CYNE ("Cultivating Your New Experience") (pronounced "sign") is an American hip-hop group originating from Gainesville, Florida. Their often socio-politically charged, culturally-introspective, and motivational lyrics find influence rooted in blues, jazz, gaita zuliana, highlife, activism, humanities and philosophy. The group consists of emcees Akin and Cise Star, and producers Enoch and Speck, and are currently signed to City Centre Offices.

CYNE has collaborated with artists from around the world, including Nujabes, whose solo projects have featured Cise Star and Akin, and Four Tet, who produced several remixes for and toured with them in 2005.

 
Walkmen - Fortruss



 Sadly I do not know much about this group. It was recommended to me by a friend. Anyway it does not take away from the fact these guys took the Empire Strikes Back song of Star Wars and put their own twist to it and rapped to it with a sick Star Wars themes. Straight clever.

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22 comments:

  1. heard a couple of these, very interesting

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  2. I really liked that shing02 cat, he has some mad rhythym and vocal patterns! Great blog, keep it up!

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  3. CYNE is amazing, thank you for introducing me to the 2 other artists.

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  4. No problem. I do this everyday so come check it out to see more people you may enjoy

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  5. Nice tracks, will def listen to more of these. thanks for sharing

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    1. I noticed with people in my area they all tend to like anything with a star wars feel to it lol

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  7. I heard a couple of this in some boxing training I think. Nice tracks.

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  8. Not a huge fan of rap/hip hop, but it's alright

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  9. Old school rap/hip hop is always the best, now following!!

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    1. Agreed. Todays stuff is kinda silly lol..

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  10. i'm actually kind of digging that star wars song

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  11. Thanks for this blog. I honestly never would have been exposed to these two songs. Keep up the good work. Followed

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    1. No problem, I do 3 songs everyday so check often.

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