Saturday, 19 February 2011

Video Interviews, Ikebukuro (#14)

Tokyo Trawler Catch of the Day: Shank, USA
Artist: 般若 (Hannya)
Tune: Yachatta
Record: 根こそぎ (Nekosogi - 2007)

Shank's essential rating: 4.5/5

Shank's Message to the People: "No matter what you do, you do it again, you f*ck up, you do it again, you f*ck up, you do it again, you f*ck up; and one day, you might just get it right!"

The Interview:

The Tokyo Trawler's Essential Review:
"You're gonna be a salary man, or you're gonna be what else?", asks Shank, our interviewee, and I think we can safely say that self-proclaimed* gangster rapper Hannya has chosen the 'something else' route. On Yachatta (loosely translated as "Oh shit, I did it"), this motor-mouthed* Japanese rapper takes us through some of life's lower points with a witty* twist*.  Providing an intriguing* insight* into Japanese culture (the strict drug rules, love hotels, 'goukon' blind date parties), the clean production, staccato* Japanese rap delivery* and unusual bongo-style percussion, whilst being quite different to the stuff we're used to hearing, might just hold some appeal for Western hip-hop fans.

Category: foot to the floor, windows down-er

The Tokyo Trawler's message to the people: Make sure you click the link below and check out the music vid for this - really funny stuff.

To download or not to download?? 2/5 (WORTH A LISTEN)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: self-proclaimed, witty, twist (名詞12), intriguing, insight, staccato, delivery (4)

Yachatta URL:

1 comment:

  1. haha! That is the best advice that the world ever received! "No matter what you do, you do it again, you f*ck up, you do it again" Nobody could say that but just Johny. I would make a statue to this guy.