Sinopse

Hip-Hop & Culture Podcast based out of Tokyo, Japan; three diverse hosts with as diverse opinions. Episodes drop twice a month with special guests and updates on shows in Tokyo! You won't want to miss it!!Weather Forecast calendar of upcoming dope culture shows going on in Tokyo!https://goo.gl/SmRW9uIf you want your show in the Weather Forecast make sure to hit us at: [email protected]

Episódios

  • Temperature Check: Catch Corona At A Love Hotel a-k-a 20K w/ Tokyo Cliff

    Temperature Check: Catch Corona At A Love Hotel a-k-a 20K w/ Tokyo Cliff

    04/10/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    The homey Tokyo Cliff blesses us with an appearance to talk about everything new. New podcast branding, new directions, new goals, new gaming systems, new music, and of course novel corona. Another update chat with a good friend to try to make sense out of crazy times in this world. Vaccinate the President @tokyospeaks

  • MLS 126: Not the Western Koto Featuring Miyama McQueen-Tokita w/ Aaron Choulai

    MLS 126: "Not the Western Koto" Featuring Miyama McQueen-Tokita w/ Aaron Choulai

    03/10/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    Miyama McQueen-Tokita is a classically trained professional Koto and bass koto musician from Melbourne, Australia. This week she joins us alongside jazz pianist, hiphop producer, friend of the show and Namboku Records label head, Aaron Choulai. Miyama joins us to discuss her debut solo record "Sonobe." Through the album she conveys her unique and contemporary approach to the centuries old instrument. We discuss : - Miyama's introduction to the instrument and traditional training - How the koto is different from other contemporary classical instruments - Being comfortable performing in Japan as a half Japanese Australian woman - The subtle changes in Japanese society insofar as their perception of foreigners - Where to find koto performances in Tokyo and noise/ experimental music scene - Some upcoming performances in Tokyo and performing Koto in New York - Change the perception of traditional koto music and continuing the tradition by expressing her uniqueness through the instrument - being the c

  • MLS 125 Part 2: 100 Fami-Chiki Vinay Murthy and Alexander Hunter

    MLS 125 Part 2: "100 Fami-Chiki" Vinay Murthy and Alexander Hunter

    29/09/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    Part two of our recording with voice actor and veteran comedian in the Tokyo stand-up community, Vinay Murthy! Also featuring film and television actor Alexander Hunter. Check out part one! Part two usually focuses on music, topical events and popular culture convos. Couple things we talk about this time: - Ranking the konbini's, - Cancel culture and politically correct mindfulness in comedy and art - The Pogues and music we find funny - Things becoming popular and how it changes our perception of it - Coffee, cigarettes and parallels between rap and stand-up comedy - and Vinay gives us his opinion about Christopher Nolan's Tenet Musical bed brought to you by the incredible Soul.dope.95 @vinaymurthy @sageofstone @soul.dope.95

  • MLS 125: The Manzai Late Show? Featuring Vinay Murthy w/ Alexander Hunter

    MLS 125: "The Manzai Late Show?" Featuring Vinay Murthy w/ Alexander Hunter

    25/09/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    Voice actor and veteran comedian in the Tokyo stand-up community, Vinay Murthy! Vinay has been performing comedy in Tokyo for almost 15 years. Speaking in both English and Japanese he has been apart of the small community of stand-up comics developing a western-style comedy scene in Japan. We discuss: Growing up in the Los Angeles suburbs and the Valley Girl accent, Pearl Jam and Toe Jam & Earl, moving to New York and developing an interesting stand-up comedy, early Comedy Center, the rise of Alt-comedy, regional comedy styles and attitudes, starting his comedy career by helping a friend, Roast Battles and improvisation, canned jokes, Manzai-style Japanese comedy, helping to develop western style comedy scene in Japan, the difference in preparing comedy in Japanese and English, Netflix and the Japanese community having more access to translated western-style comedy. the parallels between rap and stand-up comedy. plus a bunch more. Guest Host: Television and film actor Alexander "Lex" Hunter (Previ

  • MLS 124 Part 2 : Shirts and Shea featuring Miles J Davis and Ramses of the Sugar Shack

    MLS 124 Part 2 : "Shirts and Shea" featuring Miles J Davis and Ramses of the Sugar Shack

    22/09/2020 Duração: 01h16min

    Part two with Miles J Davis (aka MJ the Sensei of the Hilt aka Flyer Miles) co-founder of The Superiors Clothing Company along with Superior Shea. --- Previously on episodes 120 & 122 --- Guest co-host: Ramses of the Sugar Shack (Previously on episode #37) Topics: Griselda, Conway The Machine and Method Mans Lemon verse. Japan Entrepreneur remix video by Darryl Wharton-Ribgy, Moesha. Jaden Smiths artistry. Oddisee being one of the best. Independent hiphop representing Baltimore from Steeza. John Robinson and the power of 9 Ether. Being introduced to Chika's music. New Monsieur Jovoni. Kev Brown, Our favorite clothing companies and Walker Wear. New York Undercover. New independent Tokyo hip-hop: Wilt and Blossom by Nair B. Fly Emperor 2 by Eloh Kush and Budamunk. G-Rillah - G You Tokyo Focus: The Legacy Lounge Musical bed brought to you completely by Soul.Dope.95 LINKS: @flyerrrMiles @ramsese_Toyko @The_Superiors @sugarshacktokyo @legacyfjp https://www.buymeacoffee.com/legacyloungelfj @soul.d

  • MLS 124: The Superiors Featuring Miles J Davis w/ Ramses of the Sugar Shack

    MLS 124: "The Superiors" Featuring Miles J Davis w/ Ramses of the Sugar Shack

    18/09/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    Guest: Miles J Davis (aka MJ the Sensei of the Hilt aka Flyer Miles) co-founder of The Superiors Clothing Company along with Superior Shea. --- Previously on episodes 120 & 122 --- Guest co-host: Ramses of the Sugar Shack (Previously on episode #37) Topics: The origins and philosophy of The Superiors Clothing company, mentorship and esoteric schools of thought changing the philosophy of the Superiors, The Flower of Life symbolism and Sacred Geometry, The spirit of the truth, 90s fashion and 2000s blog era street wear, Jamaican daggering, Shea butter, traveling to Ghana, building a relationship with the Ghanaian people, and becoming superior not to other people but to your self. Tokyo Focus: Break The Violence live streaming event. Japan For Black Lives event on September 27th Musical bed brought to you completely by Soul.Dope.95 LINKS: @flyerrrMiles @ramsese_Toyko @The_Superiors @sugarshacktokyo https://www.mixmag.jp/news/break-the-silence.html @jp4blacklives @soul.dope.95

  • MLS 123 Part 2: MC Boodah aka G-Rillah

    MLS 123 Part 2: MC Boodah aka G-Rillah

    15/09/2020 Duração: 53min

    Alright part two! DJ Double El had to take off but me and Boodah sit down to discuss everything on our minds. We start off talking about his new beat project collaboration with saxophonist Mario. The project is called G-You and is available on all streaming platforms. We play most of that album then get into Nas new album and some music shares by homies and people we like. Lots more conversation sprinkled in there. Including a live phone call from Killah Verse of the Bridge. Check out all the past episodes featuring Boodah! Follow him on instagram and your preferred streaming platform! Big thanks to Boodah and DJ Double El for coming through this week! @Boodah___bridge @grillah_climax @djdoubleel @megalateshow

  • Temperature Check: Jesus Is My Friend w/ Jordan Smith

    Temperature Check: Jesus Is My Friend w/ Jordan Smith

    12/09/2020 Duração: 01h18min

    Back with another "classic" phone call. This time got the guy Jordan Smith, one of the guests from way back in the archive all the way to episode 39. We talk about family and existing in "these times" and all the different things he has his hands in such as the Japanese language poetry scene and art & culture in general. There is also an update on his collaborative project with @ddahlinger, now titled "Syzygy". Hope ya'll enjoy content and keep your heads and spirits up. @jordangiraffe topojo.com @megalateshow

  • MLS 123: Masculine Scent Elves Dj Double El  MC Boodah

    MLS 123: "Masculine Scent Elves" Dj Double El & MC Boodah

    10/09/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    This week weve got two returning guests to the show. Dj Double El (Ep #089) and MC Boodah aka G-Rillah! We caught up and talked a bit about how weve been doing during the coronavirus outbreak. We have a long discussion about drinking while someone drives in Tokyo and the difference in listening to an album in a car vs headphones, the difficulty of finding a good deodorant in Tokyo, peoples seemingly disregard for deodorant, crime in Tokyo and Black Lives Matter. Boodah just had a new collaboration album drop. On part two we discuss that as well as some more music. so check that out on tuesday. As always thanks for listening. Were going to have a lot of changes over the next few months. Im really excited about that, so stay tuned. @djdoubleel @Boodah___bridge @grillah_climax @megalateshow

  • Temperature Check: The Microscopic Giant Tracy Jones

    Temperature Check: "The Microscopic Giant" Tracy Jones

    04/09/2020 Duração: 01h36min

    Yo so i wasnt able to record a regular episode last weekend. I get into why during the intro but i wanted to make sure to get some content out. So heres a conversation i had with the homie, writer and poet, Tracy Jones. Recently listeners will recognize the name as the host and moderator of the new bi-weekly podcast im contributing to, The Fire This Time. Older listeners will recognize his from way back in episode 16. and new listeners may recognize him a writer thats appear in the Tokyo Weekender and Huffington Post. We start off with Tracy surprising me with new of a re-release of an album he created back in the early-mid aughts,Human Cloud Abandonment. Its being re-released by legendary underground hip-hop artist, Uncommon Nasa. So be on the look out for that soon. We discuss some more mythical underground rappers and Tracys friendship with a few of them, James Baldwin, Conspiracy Theory and Dr Malachi Z York-el, his writing and the response to certain piece, and we have some light discussions about

  • MLS 122 Part 2: Monsieur Jovoni of The Hilt with The Hilt

    MLS 122 Part 2: Monsieur Jovoni of The Hilt with The Hilt

    01/09/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    Part two of our conversation with newest member of the Hilt, Monsieur Jovoni. Also joining us is the rest of the Hilt. Nair B, A Valley and Mj The Sensei. Episode two always focuses on sharing and discussing music. Lots of shares about different artists. Our favorites, cats that disappeared, the legacy of Souljah Boy, and we also take a lot of time to discuss the Nation of the Gods and Earth. Thanks for checking us out! New episodes Tuesdays and Fridays. Like subscribe and go check out the Hilt. monsieurjovoni.bandcamp.com @monsieur_monsieur_jp @flyerrrmilesj @a._.valley @nair_b

  • MLS 122: Form and Function Featuring Monsieur Jovoni and the Hilt

    MLS 122: "Form and Function" Featuring Monsieur Jovoni and the Hilt

    28/08/2020 Duração: 01h15min

    The Hilt is a newly formed rap group here in Tokyo. Youll recognize Nair B, A Valley and MJ the Sensei from episodes #117 and 120. Today we have the newest member of the Hilt and recent Tokyo transplant by way of Knoxville TN, Monsieur Jovoni. Jovoni is a musician, producer and emcee. Right at the beginning of the conversation we find out he has only been in Tokyo for 6 months. So we started with a bunch of questions regarding him thoughts on Tokyo. We spend a lot of time talking about going to onsens, ranking the konbinis, Japanese toilets, and American food franchises. Jovoni gives us insight into his musical taste, tells us how he got interested in music, how he used to live in Portland and was a part of grow operation. Catch part two next Tuesday! Thanks for listening monsieurjovoni.bandcamp.com @monsieur_monsieur_jp @flyerrrmilesj @a._.valley @nair_b

  • MLS 121 Part 2: Japan For Black Lives feat Naomi Kawahara  Brooklyn Terry w/ Afrodyty

    MLS 121 Part 2: Japan For Black Lives feat Naomi Kawahara & Brooklyn Terry w/ Afrodyty

    25/08/2020 Duração: 01h25min

    Part two of our episode with two of the founders of Japan For Black Lives, Brooklyn Terry and Naomi Kawahara. Check out part one for more details about the organization as well as perspective on some of the racial issues non-Japanese people face her in Japan. Particularly in the hiphop and dance community. Part two of our episodes focus on sharing and discussing music. This time we get into a fairly long discussion about WAP but also share a lot of old and new gems. Please follow Japan for Black Lives and all the guests on Instagram. Thanks for listening. @jp4blacklives @brooklynterryef @fabfivetokyo @afrodyty88 @megalateshow

  • MLS 121: Japan For Black Lives feat Naomi Kawahara  Brooklyn Terry w Afrodyty

    MLS 121: "Japan For Black Lives" feat Naomi Kawahara & Brooklyn Terry w Afrodyty

    21/08/2020 Duração: 01h22min

    Ayyyoo Had a lot of fun with this joint. We sat down with our good friends, Naomi Kawahara and Brooklyn Terry Wright. Both of them wear many hats and are involved with a variety of projects. But let me try to keep it simple... Naomi is a founder and head of Fab Five Tokyo, a creative consulting company. She is also simply awesome. Long time listeners will recognize Brooklyn Terry as a previous guest of the podcast. With his crew, Elite Force, he is a pioneer in the global house music dance community and highly formative in Japans exposure to the Black dance music culture in general. Also a ton of other things that we mention during the recording. For this episode we focus on their newest project, Japan For Black Lives. Which is a non-profit cross cultural endeavor to discuss racism and Black culture with the Japanese community. Inspired by recent events and decades of conversations with Japanese people, they hope to creative more awareness and context for the experiences Black people face in Japan and abr

  • MLS 120 Part 2: Potpourri w/ The Hilt

    MLS 120 Part 2: Potpourri w/ The Hilt

    18/08/2020 Duração: 01h14min

    Part two of our episode with the Hilt. A tokyo-based rap group consisting of A Valley , MJ the Sensei and Nair B. Check out part one to find out where theyre from, how they formed and some of the science. In part two we focus on sharing and discussing music and art. So here weve got some solo tracks, a live rendition of one of their tracks and also some freestyles. Plus a variety of random tangents. follow them on insta. subscribe and rate us on whatever. Thanks for listening @a._.valley @flyerrrmilesj @nair_b @the_superiors @megalateshow

  • MLS 120: 120 Knowledge The Hilt with A Valley, Mj the Sensei and Nair B

    MLS 120: "120 Knowledge" The Hilt with A Valley, Mj the Sensei and Nair B

    14/08/2020 Duração: 01h16min

    120 knowledge!!! A. Valley is a creative and emcee from Kansas City. MJ the Sensei is AA clothing designer and emcee from Baltimore. Nair B is a musician/ beatmaker from VA. also featured on episode 117. After working together on various projects they decided to come together and create the Hilt. A Tokyo-based hip-hop music ensemble. Nair B joins in as guest co-host and we discuss the origins and philosophy behind the new and growing group. We touch on a lot of different topics and really was just rocking. Some of the topics include fashion and MJs clothing brand The Superiors, sacred Geometry, The Book of Five Rings, Broly being brolic, AAVE (African American Vernacular English) and pop culture, what inspires them and what the future may hold. The energy was right. Follow all these guys on Instagram. @flyerrrmilesj @a._.valley @nair_b @the_superiors Bmoresuperior.com

  • MLS 119: Part 2 of The Alonzo Mori Episode w J The Protagonist

    MLS 119: Part 2 of The Alonzo Mori Episode w J The Protagonist

    11/08/2020 Duração: 01h13min

    Part two of our episode with Tokyo based Bay Area Emcee, Alonzo Mori. The second part of our episodes focus on sharing and discussing music. Alonzo and J The Protagonist share some of their music. J hits us with an unreleased joint and we have a themed share today. We each picked a track that has a specific concept or meaning. We share some Nelly, Lupe and Open Mike Eagle. Make sure to tune in and follow our guys Alonzo and J the Protagonist on Insta. Like subscribe and rate us on itunes. @alonzo_mori @jtheprotangonist @megalateshow

  • Temperature Check: Jumping Over A Dollar To Get A Dime w/ DJ Neil Armstrong

    Temperature Check: Jumping Over A Dollar To Get A Dime w/ DJ Neil Armstrong

    09/08/2020 Duração: 01h31min

    Yo, Another Temperature Check drop-off featuring our real good guy, DJ Neil Armstrong. We were able to get a lot of insight into how current activity is and what current the entertainment field might look like post-corona. Neil is a well-traveled and knowledgeable dude, so being able to pick his brain was a real gift. This recording was done in early July just to put some of the things we're talking about into context. Hope ya'll enjoy the convo, @djneilarmstrong @megalateshow

  • MLS 119: The Alonzo Mori episode w/ J the Protagonist

    MLS 119: The Alonzo Mori episode w/ J the Protagonist

    07/08/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    Ayooo! Alonzo Mori is a Black and Japanese-American emcee from the Bay Area. Weve known of each other online and through several mutual friends but had never met before. So this episode, J the Protagonist, returns as guest host and we get to know Alonzo. We touch on a little of everything regarding his approach, philosophy and taste in rap music. How he got started and what he plans on doing in the future. He also told us about how he has been working/ touring with the Japanese band, Ali. Who did the theme music for the anime "Beastars." Dope shit only. Check out both his and J the Protagonist on instagram and follow the path to their music. Next week weve got part two dropping where we play and discuss music. @alonzomori @jtheprotagonist

  • MLS 118 Part 2: J The Protagonist with Ghostpops

    MLS 118 Part 2: J The Protagonist with Ghostpops

    04/08/2020 Duração: 53min

    Part two with rapper emcee J the Protagonist and producer Ghostpop. Part two always features music shares and discussions about music. We listen to some new music J and Ghostpops got coming out soon, we each share a song from an artist that we think each other would know and J gives a us freestyle verse. Tune in. like. share. subscribe. and go peep these cats on spotify, Thanks in full. @jtheprotagonist @ghostp0ps @tokyodopecity

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