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Teriyaki Boyz

With cosigns from famous brands Kanye West and Pharrell from the Neptunes, Japanese rap supergroup the Teriyaki Boyz were designed to be ambassadors from the country’s hip-hop picture to the globe music arena. Their development facilitated by Japanese metropolitan trendsetter, business owner, DJ, and manufacturer Nigo (Tomoaki Nagao), the staff contains MCs Ilmari (Keisuke Ogihara) and Ryo-Z (Ryouji Narita) from Rip Slyme, Verbal of hip-hop/membership duo m-flo, and single act Smart (Kameyama Seiji). Nigo debuted the Teriyaki Boyz on his 2004 compilation Nigo Presents: (B)Ape Noises, adding the DJ Shadow-produced “Kamikaze 108.” For the group’s debut record, Nigo set up an all-star cast of manufacturers, particularly extracted from the U.S.’s hip-hop underground and pop mainstream, including Just Blaze, Trim Chemist, the Neptunes, DJ Top, and Dan the Automator. Following the Teriyaki Boyz inked a cope with Def Jam, the tongue-in-cheek Meat or Chicken initial found its way to Japan in 2005 with “Heartbreaker,” made by Daft Punk, as its business lead single. JAPAN troupe dispelled uncertainties to be a one-off cooperation by adding two songs towards the soundtrack from the 2006 film The Fast as well as the Furious: Tokyo Drift and issuing a fresh one, the Kanye West-produced “I Still Appreciate H.E.R.,” the next year.

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