SKY-HI

SKY-HI

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"FREE TOKYO" release commemorative talk / SKY-HI and Seiko Ito talk about "hip hop"

SKY-HI
Is it the last radio you met?
Seiko Ito
so. Hidaka I band to Mr. of radio program: □□□ (Kuchiroro went as a member of)
SKY-HI
That was less than a year ago
Seiko Ito
But before that, I had a TV show that I did. Did you have KREVA?
SKY-HI
Cypress Ueno KEN THE 390.
Seiko Ito
Everyone did a microphone relay (laughs)
SKY-HI
I didn't expect the day to come on stage with Seiko, really
Seiko Ito
I'm 57, but how old is Hidaka?
SKY-HI
I'm 31
Seiko Ito
26 years old ...
SKY-HI
I was born when Seiko started rapping, right?
Seiko Ito
That's right. Who was the first Japanese rap you heard?
SKY-HI
The first thing I listened to (in Japanese rap) was RHYMESTER's "The Truth of Rumors" (2001). I think that Japanese rap was not a strange thing (from the beginning) for people of our generation and beyond, but among them, RHYMESTER was the one who learned about the coolness of rapping in Japanese I did
Seiko Ito
That being said, there are still people who say, "You can't rap in Japanese," but that didn't happen?
SKY-HI
It was not. Maybe people who say "I can't do rap in Japanese" are people who have never heard such rap (laughs)
Seiko Ito
That's right (laughs). "Are you really listening? I'm talking about
SKY-HI
The impression changes when you think it's impossible and listening in a flat state. Even if it was difficult for adults to say "Freestyle battles are interesting", young children could play "Free Style Dungeon" and "High School RAP Championship" because they could listen to them in a flat way ", And see," It's just funny! I think it was because of the boom.
Seiko Ito
I often say, "Isn't it different in Japanese? I sometimes say to those who say-I think there are a lot of people who like baseball, but they only see the world in relation to the United States and Japan. So, I guess, "You can't do that kind of offended thing in Japan doing what you do in the United States." I think that people who think that "Japanese who went to the major league are great, but players who are in Japan are not great" say "Japanese rap is impossible". . It's easy to understand when you think of soccer, but everyone plays soccer in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. I think the rap is closer to you. People all over the world want to rap in their own words. You haven't heard it, maybe
SKY-HI
Even if you look at the charts of the world, it's almost like Japan because there aren't many rap songs in the top. The next South Korea goes to the top of the world-class chart. Even though Japanese people like KOHH have become famous overseas in Japanese rap, sometimes they feel a sense of crisis or blockage for things like Japan's "mental isolation". There is
Seiko Ito
It may seem that hip hop is established or accepted in the Japanese market, but from the world hip hop situation, "Hey, what are you doing! (Laughs)
SKY-HI
That's right. So sometimes I say, "What do you think about the recent rap boom? ”Has such a complicated feeling (laughs)
Seiko Ito
That's true. For example, if the Arabs were being watched by Israel and couldn't go outside, the young Arabs would rap. In fact, I've seen such sights in documentary films, and even in those situations, I said, "I'm doing rap because I want to appeal to people around the world." So there is a big difference between "people who rap because they want to sue" and "people who have rap but can't find the sue"
SKY-HI
I also like raps that talk about drugs and sing about fun content, but I don't think that rap with that kind of content will go away in any part of the world.
Seiko Ito
In the first place, when I learned about rap, I said, "You can sing anything using this technique! I thought
SKY-HI
That's right
Seiko Ito
Did people who sing sing songs really sing like "Which supermarket pudding I went to buy wasn't delicious ..." I mean, I couldn't sing prose that much. It's funny that we use this technique of singing everything from our daily life, but we don't rap certain blocks.