2nd Floor Samurais’ (Kensho Kuma x MC Orukusaki) debut album Shogun Stories is a breath of fresh air in the midst of image-driven, substance-less music. Shogun Stories encourages the ascension to the 2nd Floor, provides socially conscious narratives, and details how to combat enemy ninjas, while partying with debaucherously beautiful women.
The Program EP
“The Program EP” (technically, it’s 11 tracks deep, therefore it’s not an EP) is a collaborative album with Japanese producer Cloud NI9E; it was released in 2013 from Musou Productions in Tokyo. Kuma displays his progression in bilingual rhyme science and covers a wide range of personal topics, ranging from recovery to mental health. “The Program EP” sold out in Japanese chain stores and then the duo embarked on a 3 country promotional tour.
Projekt Life Force
Kensho Kuma’s bilingual 2nd album, released in 2010 from We Nod Records in Tokyo. The lead-off single, “Exact Science ver2.0,” was rightfully selected to be Kensho’s first official music video, accurately showcasing his top-tier bars in both languages, and his fluidity in using them interchangeably.
Rewritten Code ov Honor
Independently released in 2015, “Rewritten Code ov Honor” was Kensho Kuma’s debut full length project. He was still a Berkeley street cypher dwelling, psilocybin-chewing hippie-thug; it is no longer an accurate representation of the artist he has become.