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Top Japan Rappers

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Top Japanese Rappers:

List of the Best Japanese Hip Hop Artists

Japanese hip hop is located in eastern Asia among a nation that has created a music scene that has produced a large roster of talented Japanese rappers that are slowly emerging as the number one genre of music within the modern day Japanese culture.

One of the world’s most famously known countries has for long been known for the city of Tokyo and all its local attractions, natural landmarks like Mount Fuji, the traditional dish of Sushi, the television genre of Anime, Sumo wrestling, the country’s unique cultures and traditions like Geisha or Origami, the legends of the Samurai, and much more.

Today, the Asian country has something else to be famously known for, hip hop.  Japanese hip hop can be dated back to the 1980s as the opportunity to view American culture through multiple television and film outlets led to the embracement within Japanese culture, but only on a small scale.

Japanese rap music can credit to its introduction into Japan from the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwar, who is also known for pioneering streetwear into Japan and viewed as one of the lead influencers of Japanese pop and urban culture. 

Some of the true pioneers of Japan’s hip hop scene are Japanese rappers like Seiko Ito, Yann Tomita, and later the likes of rap groups of Rhymester, Scha Dara Parr, King Giddra, Buddha Brand, and multiple other Japanese hip hop artists.  The true timeline of Japanese rap and hip hop culture is somewhat a complete imitation of whatever was popular in American hip hop culture at the time. 

Currently, there are plenty of former Japanese rappers that are now in their 40s and 50s that helped paved the way for today’s generation as dozens of artists helped with the growth of Japanese rap and hip hop music during the 1990s. 

Today’s generation has done nothing but grown the Japanese rap culture and has intertwined the country’s rap movement with Japanese culture at a level never before seen. 




Top 25 Japanese Rappers

1. SKY-HI
Watch on Youtube: SKY-HI  and follow on Instagram: @AAASKYHI 

2. Chanmina (Pop/Hip Hop)
Watch on Youtube: Chanmina and follow on Instagram: @Chanmina

3. t-Ace (Pop/Hip Hop)
Watch on Youtube: t-Ace and follow on Instagram: @tAce

4. YZERR
Watch on Youtube: YZERR and follow on Instagram: @YZERR

5. AK-69
Watch on Youtube: AK-69  and follow on Instagram: @AK-69 

6. BAD HOP
Watch on Youtube: BAD HOP and follow on Instagram: @BADHOP

7. ZORN
Watch on Youtube: ZORN and follow on Instagram: @ZORN 

8. KOHH
Watch on Youtube: KOHH  and follow on Instagram: @KOHH 

9. a.k.a. Gami
Watch on Youtube: a.k.a. Gami and follow on Instagram: @a.k.a. Gami

10. Anarchy
Watch on Youtube: Anarchy  and follow on Instagram: @Anarchy 

11. GADORO
Watch on Youtube: GADORO and follow on Instagram: @GADORO

12. AKLO
Watch on Youtube: AKLO and follow on Instagram: @AKLO 

13. Awich (Rap/Pop)
Watch on Youtube: Awich and follow on Instagram: @Awich

14. SALU
Watch on Youtube: SALU  and follow on Instagram: @SALU 

15. Hannya
Watch on Youtube: Hannya  and follow on Instagram: @Hannya 

16. Yuzion (Pop/Rap)
Watch on Youtube: Yuzion and follow on Instagram: @Yuzion

17. PUNPEE
Watch on Youtube: PUNPEE and follow on Instagram: @PUNPEE

18. Yayoi Daimon (Pop/Rap)
Watch on Youtube: YayoiDaimon and follow on Instagram: @YayoiDaimon

19. Ken the 390
Watch on Youtube: Ken the 390 and follow on Instagram: Ken the 390

20. Norikiyo
Watch on Youtube: Norikiyo and follow on Instagram: @Norikiyo 

21. SIMON JAP
Watch on Youtube: SIMON JAP and follow on Instagram: @SIMON JAP

22. 775
Watch on Youtube: 775 and follow on Instagram: @775




Honorable Mention of Japan Rappers:

T-Pablow
Watch on Youtube: T-Pablow and follow on Instagram: @T-Pablow

Banana Lemon (Girl Pop/Rap Group)
Watch on Youtube: Banana Lemon and follow on Instagram: @BananaLemon

COMA-CHI
Watch on Youtube: COMA-CHI and follow on Instagram: @COMA-CHI

Ryoff Karma
Watch on Youtube: Ryoff Karma and follow on Instagram: @Ryoff Karma

Kreva
Watch on Youtube: Kreva and follow on Instagram: @Kreva

GAYA-K
Watch on Youtube: GAYA-K and follow on Instagram: @GAYA-K

Top Japanese Hip Hop Youtube Channels:

DREAM TEAM MUSIC

YenTown

Top Japanese Rap Related Topics:

1 Top Asian American Rappers List

2 Top Korean Rappers List

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If any Japanese hip hop artists are missing or should be added, email media@kulturevulturez.com

*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the larger followers and subscribers, along with releasing the most recent music, being near the top.