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Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | INDIE

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Hip Hop Alternative


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Moving from one to another all his life, Kazuo never felt like he belonged to one place, but instead, everywhere. 

Born in the states but raised in Japan, the Gen-Z recording artist and producer got his start performing in open mics, cyphers, and showcases all around New York City. 

Kazuo released a number of singles from 2018-2019 including the tracks “MOM SAID NO” and “ICHIBAN” which blew up in popularity as a result of Kazuo’s viral YouTube videos from the same time.

Kazuo would then go on to release his most cohesive and thoughtful project in 2020 titled “AKUMA.” The Half-Black, Half-Japanese rapper/singer took a more holistic approach with “AKUMA” mixing the hard-hitting and energetic flows of tracks like “YABAI96” and “JAP GOD” with more poetic and introspective tracks like “SADBOYRADIO.”

Kazuo’s down-to-earth demeanor, versatility as a creator, and genuine passion for personal expression has allowed him to cultivate himself as a genreless artist.

Moving upward from the rap-only version of Kazuo off “Akuma,” the new Kazuo brings elements of punk, alternative rock, and hip-hop to the forefront of his craft, even collaborating and touring with Japanese jazz-fusion band ALI.

Kazuo is constantly pushing the boundaries of his artistry, and he hopes to bridge the gap between Black and Japanese culture and entertainment.

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