Re: Tokyo 1995 Hip Hop Report

Yuuta Sasaki (
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 19:53:38 -0500

At 12:53 PM 3/17/96 +1000, you wrote:
>I wonder why it hasn't occured to me that they may be trying to "emulate
>well-known US counterparts." Can you provide some examples of places where
>you sensed this? (RIP Slyme and Mellow Yellow are occasionaly said to remind
>people of the Pharcyde, but beyond that...)
>Look a little more closely at Twigy and RIno... those two are amazing...

Maybe I'm the only one hearing it but the rhymes of Buddha Brand,
Shakkazombie and Twigy remind me a lot of mdi-80s Dej Jam outfits (LL Cool
J, Beasties) and their 'da-da-da-DA' style of emphasing the foruth syllable.
Also, Twigy's technique of rappingasfastaspossible seemed kinda old; I
honestly couldn't see the point when it was big with American rappers
either. Finally, my critique pertains to a few of these rappers, the DJs
throughout the vid seemed quite deft with their turntables and at producing
wicked beats. Of course, both elements peaked (for me anyhow) with that
Soul Scream performance (BTW any rumours of an album anytime soon?). Once
again, Wow.

NT - Also relating to the vid, I noticed that for most of the performances,
there seemed to be an exclusively male crowd (of course, I could see the
crowd only a couple rows deep). I was wondering if this is the case with
most outfits and artists. Not relating to the music directly, apologies and

@@:-Q yuuta sasaki