Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Genre research project 58/1359: Japanese Hip Hop

Japanese language Hip Hop. The subject matter is atypical of Hip Hop due to Japan's vastly different racial and social makeup: Hip Hop is almost exclusively a fashion statement in Japan, and many of the lyrics deal with various Japanese lifestyles and other materialistic topics such as food, technology and clothing. The vibe is often loose and eager to entertain while emulating African-American culture, a mostly mysterious entity to Japanese citizens. Some performers will go so far as to wear blackface on stage.


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