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Tha Blue Herb

A group consisting of rapper Boss Tha Emcee and DJ O.N.O. They are based in the capital of Japan’s northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido, producing an individual brand of rap music. Starting their journey in 1997, The group release records for both

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Bird

Born in Kyoto prefecture on 9th December 1979, Bird (バード) is a Japanese Jazz singer who has produced 7 studio albums during a 15 year career.

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Dragon Ash

A rock band formed in 1996 when the two original members, rapper Kenji and Sakurai Makoto, got together with Ikuzou Baba, who then became their bass guitarist. They quickly gained widespread acclaim, reaching the peak of their powers in 1999,

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ECD

An old-school Japanese rapper.

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Boy Ken

A Dancehall/ Reggae artist who is occasionally a featured artist in Rap songs by various artists.

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Ayumi Hamasaki

Japan’s richest and arguably most popular singer, Ayumi Hamasaki has produced a phonomenal ammount of material throughout her time in the industry, including several forrays into Rap music, mainly through remixes from artists such as DJ Hasebe. Hamasaki had a

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ACO

ACO uses her beautiful voice to sing equally beautiful soul tracks that warm the heart. She has a background in philosophy, making her music deeper and stimulating on several levels. As well as producing her own albums, earlier on in

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First Of Dragon Ash

After I’d had a chance to hear Dragon ash thanks to the collaboration with ACO, I thought I’d peep some of the other tracks they did. I discovered that their usual material was less rap and more pop. I can

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