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Paulie Rhyme: TMG Mixtape

Prolific rapper and producer Paulie Rhyme is from Cleveland, Ohio. He’s has been spitting way before Lil’ Dicks was mumbling. He’s worked with Prince Po (Organized Konfusion), Rasco (Cali Agents), Blueprint, Raashan Ahmad, and a host of others. Just recently he toured China with Japanese producer Nomak. Towards the end of the year they will be releasing a much anticipated project. With his wife and daughter, Paulie calls Nagoya, Japan, home. On this side of the moon he’s an ambassador

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Japan’s All-Time Top 5 Hip-Hop Producers and Beat Makers

I wrote this for Tokyo Weekender. I also got some other other other other work (later on that), an essay, several artists interviews (in process), and a short story(submitted). Read “Japan’s All-Time Top 5 Hip-Hop Producers and Beat Makers,” here. Everybody on that listicle is a legend, but revisiting Uyama Hiroto’s Freeform Jazz was ridiculous. Did anybody write about that record?     freeform jazz by uyama hiroto

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5 Things We Saw at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2019

Tokyo Rainbow Pride week is the largest annual LGBTQ celebration in Japan. This year, all throughout Golden Week, from April 27 through May 6, there were various parties, parades and conferences dedicated to this year’s theme, “I have pride.” When I walked through the festival, I got a snapshot of LGBTQ’s fight against systemic discrimination in Japan. They want the right to marry. They want to be protected against employers that fire or refuse to hire people based on sexual

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