2nd Floor Samurais Shogun Stories 2017 Asia Tour

07/28-08/04 Osaka, Japan
-07/28- Zeela, 梅田 w/DJ Shin
-07/29- Brand New, 西九条
-07/29- “Skill Bank”@Duke Bar, 高槻 w/Yakoo x DJ Godz
-07/30- 戦国大統領、縁橋
-08/04- TBA, w/DJ Shin
 
08/05- 08/17 Tokyo, Japan
-08/05- El Puente, 横浜
-08/07- Chelsea Hotel, 渋谷
-08/10- Soul Food House, 麻布十番
-08/12-Wild Side, 新宿
-08/12- Family, 渋谷
-08/12- “Breakdown”@Coins Bar, 渋谷
 
08/18- 09/01 Vietnam (Vietnam dates w/ DJ Cloud NI9E)
-08/18- Hanoi Rock City, Hanoi w/Jovian
-08/19- Chez Xuan, Hanoi w/Jovian
-08/20 (12-5AM)- Birdcage, Hanoi w/Jovian
-08/24- Waterfront, Da Nang
-08/25- May Cay, Ho Chi Minh w/New Fame
-08/26- Indika, Ho Chi Minh w/New Fame
-08/29- “Freestyle” @May Cay, Ho Chi Minh w/New Fame
 
09/01- 09/18 Thailand
-08/31- J-Channel Radio w/ DJ Mimi, Bangkok
-09/01- Jam Cafe, Bangkok
-09/02- Overstay, Bangkok
-09/08- Live Lounge BKK, Bangkok w/Mek Piisua, DJ Rory Breaker- Morant, Protozoa
-09/10- Black Pagoda, Bangkok w/DJ Nomad
-09/15- ”Superfly”@the Beatlounge, Bangkok w/DJ Rory Breaker-Morant

 

 

 

 


For all booking inquiries, please contact Kensho Nishimura at 2FSbookings@gmail.com

Last 2FS Shows before Asia Tour

2nd Floor Samurais will be performing three shows on American soil before we go tour in Asia. The first of the three installments is NGO Hip Hop for Change‘s monthly Concrete Roots event at the Legionnaire in Oakland on 07/20/17. We will be headlining the event, DJ Netwerk is holding down our set, JPZ is hosting, and our allies Dr. Charity Clay and Blackcloud MC are also on the roster.

On 07/22/17, we will be performing at the Precita Eyes 21st Annual Urban Arts Festival. This event is an outdoor celebration with kid stations and community booths.  Patrons are encouraged to bring their own paint to bomb the walls. Our R.O.T.C. brethren Unlearn the World will rock this one as well..

Later that Saturday, we will support Namaste Pizza’s Grand Opening of their Pleasanton restaurant. The first 100 guests will receive a FREE medium pizza of their choice!! Our R.O.T.C. infantry, including Watzreal, Breathless, and Unlearn the World, will be doing performances and freestyles alongside 2FS.

 

2 Brand New 2nd Floor Samurais Tracks FREE Downloads

My group 2nd Floor Samurais released two bangers last night and they’re available for FREE download!

The first one, Samurai Original, is produced by longtime Bay Area artist Mister Cleen, and references one of our clothing sponsors.. I implement my patented 4 bar language switch on this one.

Here are the “Samurai Mask” hats from Samurai Original. If you’re interested, click here.

The second banger is 2nd Floor Soldier, produced by our cohort Seneca of Earth Amplified. We take a no-nonsense RBG stance on this one and all of my verses are in Japanese. These are my most serious Japanese bars thus far.

“差別じゃねー少数民族の現実/ を冷静に書き続ける僕の鉛筆/はポン人の常識にゃ収まらない/悪魔も眠りにつくララバイ”

Shout out D-Wiz at Drum Dealer for mixing these songs.

MixTapeLive Episode II: Cali Factors

Yours truly is featured in the brand new MixTapeLive Episode II: Cali Factors video directed by the comrade XienHow. This project utilizes an interesting concept: 10 MC’s spit over 5 instrumentals blended by 1 DJ. It’s literally a mixtape by itself..

The MC’s are paired up for the respective beats and rap for 8 bars; the featured pairs are Zyme and Jack Tradez, XP from Rhyme Addicts and Ruby Ibarra, myself and Orukusaki, Telli Prego and DregsOne, and Babii Cris and XienHow. I personally really like the juxtaposition between Cris and Xien’s heights, and the Jada/ Style P-esque in-and-out flow that Telli and Dregs are able to pull off. Also, special shout out’s to Hip Hop Avenue TV for supporting the video.

2nd Floor Samurais Shogun Stories Album Release Party

The 2nd Floor Samurais are presenting the Shogun Stories Album Release Party on 02/10/17 @ 111 Minna in SF.

The event will feature an exclusive 2FS performance, a dance party segment and invite-only cypher held down by R.O.T.C.’s Gem Stone Band and DJ Kevvy Kev, live painting by Marcus Murray, and a pop-up shop by All Attractive. Confirmed cypher MC’s include Unlearn the World, Z-Man, Babii Cris, Watzreal, Denero, Slice IX, and more TBA. Please keep in mind that the event is from 8:00 to 1:00; it’s FREE before 10 and 5$ after.

Solo Show in Berkeley

I will be performing a solo set @Berkeley Community Media on 07/29/16. Solo shows for me are becoming rarer and rarer, because I’m putting  more and more effort into my crew 2FS… The show is going to be broadcasted globally on BCM and is being masterminded by Tefari Casas from Filmatic Productions. Tef is a multi-talented young gun coming up, and is a seasoned B-Boy and videographer. My comrades Breathless and Agatron are on the bill as well.. oh, and chicken, waffles, more chicken, and more waffles!

Berkeley Show

FREE Double Download 2nd Floor Samurais

My group, 2nd Floor Samurais, have posted two FREE exclusive tracks!! These are exclusive non-album tracks available for your enjoyment..

Foreign Faculty feat. Vago-

This one features our comrade Vago from Switzerland, and production was handled by Yakkle, repping Kobe Japan.

I’m especially proud of my verse on this one.. “Not an activist, No I’m a regular dude/ demanding our government invest in our schools/ a rapper slash teacher when I step in the booth/ my knowledge and experience are weapons I choose/ rep with the youth, while y’all glamorize narcotics/perpetrating fake shit, we don’t want no part of it/ songs played on iHeartMedia will target kids/ and have ’em popping hella pills like a pharmacist/ lacking the guidance, idolizing Young Thug/ will leave you beat down, have you bleeding by a dump truck/ rapping ’bout guns, then make sure your guns bust/ and even if you peaceful, the cop’s gun is untucked/ urging to kill, while we searching for a thrill/ life is worth more than our rap songs worthy of a deal/ yeah everything you see ain’t contingent on skill/ let me pack my shit, go to Switzerland and just chill”

Golden Age-

Production on this one was handled by Sticky Ricardo, who frequently serves as the 2FS live DJ as well..

“No famous cosigns or celebrity friends/ not a follower of stupid ass hipster trends/ don’t care ’bout the view by a million men/ ’cause I believe what we need are skills in the end/ but this rap game’s similar to Instagram models/ fine as hell, so everyone instantly follows/ then you realize their musical substance is zero/ and don’t reflect the lives of struggling people/ ugh, none of my chicks have been thick as Amber Rose/ even if I had the cash, I wouldn’t pamper hoes/ my fans know, they can keep all the fancy clothes/ I’d rather be the man that my friends and family knows/ we got our own lane, don’t gotta ride dick/ rather have a queen, than a whole lot of side chicks/ ain’t fifty deep but the guys that I ride with/ play a vital role in the life that my tribe lives”

2nd Annual Samurai Sunday

2nd Floor Samurais (Kensho Kuma x Orukusaki) will be teaming up with XienHow to bring you the 2nd annual “Samurai Sunday” on 05/29/16 @ Return of the Cypher. As stated numerous times before, ROTC has grown into the livest Hip Hop weekly in the SF Bay Area.. local Rap icons have become regular patrons in the past year and a half, and mainstream celebrities have begun to show their faces.. and we thank you. Come celebrate with 2FS on Memorial Day Weekend. We will be debuting a brand new set, and of course it’s FREE and no cress code as usual.

Samurai Sunday

 

Here is footage from the 1st “Samurai Sunday” shot by Tefari Casas.

2nd Floor Samurais NEW Site

My group 2nd Floor Samurais have a brand new site!! We have 4 album tracks, 3 FREE downloads, and 2 new videos!! Please also make sure to sign up for e-mail list to receive notification about our upcoming debut project and performances..