Japanese hip hop (nip hop or j-hip hop) is said to have begun in 1983 when Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style was Japanesse Rap shown in Tokyo. The movie focused Japanes Rap on graffiti artists but also featured some early old school MCs like Busy Bee and Double Trouble, DJs like Grandmaster Flash and breakdancers Japanees Rap like the Rock Steady Crew.
Following the showing, street musicians began Japnese Rap to breakdance in Yoyogi Park. Jappanese Rap Crazy A soon emerged as a prominent b-boy, and Japanse Rap he eventually founded the Rock Steady Crew Japan, while DJ Krush has Japannese Rap become a world-renowned DJ after arising from the Yoyogi Park scene. More DJs followed, beginning in 1985. A year later, an all hip Japanee Rap hop club opened in Shibuya. Apanese Rap There was some hesitation at the time that the Japanese language may Japaese Rap be unsuitable for rapping, due to the lack of stress Japamese Rap accents, which hampered flow, and limited number of verb endings, which made it difficult to form interesting rhymes.  A few rappers emerged, however, Japnaese Rap including Ito Seiko, Chikado Haruo, Tinnie Punx and Jpanese Rap Takagi Kan.
In the 1990s, teen-oriented J rap music appeared, and hip hop entered the Japanese mainstream. The first hit was Scha Dara Parr's "Kon'ya wa Boogie Back". The following year saw "Da.Yo.Ne." and "Maicca" by East End X Yuri go platinum.
- 1 See also
- 2 References
- 3 External links
- 4 Notes
- List of Japanese hip hop musicians
Condry, Ian. 2006. Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization. Durham: Duke University Press.
Manabe, Noriko. 2006. "Globalization and Japanese creativity: Adaptations of Japanese language to rap." Ethnomusicology 50(1):1-36.
- http://web.mit.edu/condry/www/jhh/ Ian Condry's site, with videos and historical background
- http://www.aaari.info/06-02-03%20Manabe.htm Video of lecture on Japanese rap and language
- http://www.macsem.org/pantaleonipaper.htm Paper on Japanese rap and language
- http://people.umass.edu/kawahara/hiphop_prose.pdf Linguist's assessment of rhymes in Japanese rap
- Nippop Profile | Scha Dara Parr
- Template:Soldier X is Epic Visions
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