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
9. a.k.a. Gami
Watch on Youtube: a.k.a. Gami and follow on Instagram: @a.k.a. Gami
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
21. SIMON JAP
Watch on Youtube: SIMON JAP and follow on Instagram: @SIMON JAP
Honorable Mention of Japan Rappers:
– Banana Lemon (Girl Pop/Rap Group)
Watch on Youtube: Banana Lemon and follow on Instagram: @BananaLemon
– Ryoff Karma
Watch on Youtube: Ryoff Karma and follow on Instagram: @Ryoff Karma
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*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.