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Japanese Hip Hop


Hip-hop is a newer form of music on the Japanese music scene. Many felt it was a trend that would immediately pass. However, the genre has lasted for many years and is still thriving. In fact, rappers in Japan did not achieve the success of hip-hop artists in other countries until the late 1980s. This was mainly due to the music world's belief that "Japanese sentences were not capable of forming the rhyming effect that was contained in American rappers' songs."

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INDIGO DRAGONFLY - (by Solace)  Year: 2005
Solace A delicate introduction evokes images of a quiet Japanese village, then erupts into a deep hip hop bass reminiscent of gangsters and mobsters coming on to the scene to take over this quaint peaceful village. Instrumental, Japanese, Hip Hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Hip Hop
754738 4:50 Med Slow 100   
60sec (Indigo Dragonfly Edit 60 Sec) - Japanese, Hip Hop
764880 1:00 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Indigo Dragonfly Edit 90 Sec) - Japanese, Hip Hop
764881 1:28 Med Slow 100   
30sec (Indigo Dragonfly Edit 30 Sec) - Japanese, Hip Hop
764882 0:30 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Indigo Dragonfly Edit 30 Sec) - Japanese, Hip Hop
764883 0:37 Med Slow 100   


TONG-KINGTRIBE FEAT. DABO - (by DJ Juri)  Year: 2014
DJ Juri Japanese Traditional Tribal Dance music HipHop Rap Taiko Beats enegy Beats for Sports TV for movie Taikodub, Male Rap, Japanese, Hip Hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Hip Hop  
674994 4:11 Med Fast 130   


JAPANESE ELEMENTS - (by K.O. Star Productions)  Year: 2010
K.O. Star Productions Hip Hop Pop-ish style track with Japanese elements. Modern, rhythmic, a bit mysterious with a catchy East meets West melody. Playful, energetic and poised for a youthful demographic. Great for Commercials, Corporate branding, product presentations, big city scenes, romantic comedy, fashion, etc. Instrumental, Japanese, Hip Hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Hip Hop
420549 1:19 Medium 118   


INDIIGO DRAGONFLY EDIT 60 SECONDS - (by Solace)  Year: 2005
Solace A delicate introduction evokes images of a quiet Japanese village, then erupts into a deep hip hop bass reminiscent of gangsters and mobsters coming on to the scene to take over this quaint peaceful village. Instrumental, Japanese, Hip Hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Indigo Dragonfly Edit 60 Sec) - Japanese, Hip Hop
764879 1:00 Med Slow 100   


JAPANESE HIP HOP GARDEN - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2013
Bobby Cole Instrumental, Japanese, Hip Hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop (Loopable version) - Japanese, Hip Hop
586544 2:30 Medium 118   


NIPPON FIVE O - (by Motown Moe)  Year: 2014
Motown Moe Japanese police chasing bad guys. Japanese zombies walking around looking for people. Nuclear plant mishap that creates monster like creatures, Instrumental, Japanese, Hip Hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Impact - Japanese, Hip Hop  
665375 2:57 Med Slow 90   

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