Unlike most of our different rankings published on our networks (RJHH top 20, Japanese rappers to follow in 2019 …), here is a list of 10 rappers who best present Japanese rap. This list is based more on criteria such as albums produced, various collaborations and without forgetting commercial success. A perfect equation to easily discover Japanese rap. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic hitting the world including Japan, we did not take into account the presence of artists on the stages and the mobilization of the public in concert.
The dynamism of Japanese hip-hop musical culture as well as the consumption of urban music on streaming listening platforms are fostering the evolution of an ever-changing movement. Simple artists or headliners are increasingly constrained to be productive, so as not to be drowned in the constant flow of new releases. Artists like Rykey, JAGGLA or Yellow Bucks are currently drawing their strength with a constant presence on video and listening networks. Here is our TOP 10 rappers to learn about Japanese rap.