Tokyo has one of the most vibrant hip hop scenes on the planet that doesn’t only include Japanese artists. Chiba Chemist is an American emcee currently living in Japan who linked up with Budamunk and Ill.Sugi for an album titled Rip Shit Riot. The blending of Eastern and Western hip hop stylings works perfectly on tracks like “Rocket” and “Wooden Stars” with dusty boom bap beats lending themselves to Chiba’s stream of consciousness flows.
Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.