My producer in Tokyo, Japan, is releasing a brand new album on 04/10/2019!! Yours truly is featured on “Never Ending Story”, which we have uploaded ahead of the release date. マイメンクラウドナインが４月１０日ニューアルバム ”オリエンタル” 発売します。予約は We Nod Records からお願いします。俺は二曲フィーチャーされていて、最初に一発アップしました！！
Here we go once again.. my partner in crime Cloud NI9E and I released a brand new banger.. this one’s called Temple Work and it’s from a vinyl that we’re currently working one. This is the free version, so it’s been ran through a maximizer, but it hasn’t been mastered..
For those of you who don’t know, Cloud NI9E is a producer/DJ from Tokyo, Japan. I did a collaborative album with him back in 2013, and he has served as our tour DJ on numerous overseas solo and group tours.
A select infantry of Return of the Cypher MC’s, myself, Denero, Slice IX, Unlearn the World, and Spread Fox, are featured on Japanese producer Cloud NI9E‘s brand new 12 Sentence Story album. Cloud NI9E is one of my main producers, tour DJ, and frequent collaborators, and is stationed in Tokyo, Japan. The 12 Sentence Story has a jazzy, downtempo vibe to it, but of course my squadron of MC’s bring that Bay Area rawness!!
Cloud NI9E- 12 Sentence Story Puchase here from Introducing!! Label
For all booking inquiries, please contact Kensho Nishimura at 2FSbookings@gmail.com
Before the 2nd Floor Samurais depart on this Asia tour, we wanted to leave you with a FREE track!! We did this song with our R.O.T.C. comrade Unlearn the World, who was also generous enough to mix the track. Production was handled by Cloud NI9E and the picture was taken by Kali Oraysion. Please download and share!!
Kensho Kuma Verse:
“待ちに待ってた金曜日の夜/ 仕事忘れて, Friscoに急ぐ/ 今夜のライブにホーミーズを呼ぶ/ 仲間がいなけりゃロンリーな僕/ 憧れてたあの娘も招待/ そわそわしてたら, もうすぐshowtime/ ステージに上がれば迷いはもう無い/ 音楽のおかげで不安な将来/ の事忘れ, バカになれ/ ハスラー気取りのはした金/ より友達集め, 派手なパーティー/ 綺麗なバーテン, 満員のフロア/ 酔ｔぱらったマイメンは, act like a fool with you/フリースタイルセッション, 見せつける凄さ/ 今夜は忘れろ, 日常の辛さ”
FREE download!! Brand new Pandaneze banger!! Bivas featuring the young gun Watzreal. He plays the position of koala. The cover art is satirical; we respect pandas, koalas, and bivas of all sexual orientation.. Produced by Cloud NI9E from the Ficus collective, mixed and recorded by D-Wiz at Drum Dealership, and artwork by Marcus Murray.
A brand new posse track produced by my Japanese trackmaker Cloud NI9E. My R.O.T.C. infantry Denero, Slice IX, Unlearn the World, and Spread Fox, were recruited to rock this classic sample with me. I decided to implement my patented 4 bar language switch-up on this one.
“テレビにゃ絶対映らんアメリカ/ 全ての人種が集まるタケリア/メディアよりも本当に為になる/のは地元の声, いつも派手にやる/startups are killing it, residents getting by/ everything around here’s getting so gentrified/ this the Bay, where the dope artists are centralized/ home of the independent hustlers, we meant to rise/ マイメンは黒人と白人のハーフ/ 日の丸は俺の移民のマーク/ ベイエリアを背負った奴 in the house/ メキシコ人, フィリピーノ, 信じあう/ to unify the tribes, is what we rapping for/ from the cities in Asia to International/ traveling overseas, on sabbaticals/ as I teach continents, what I’m learning back at home”
My first album “Rewritten Code ov Honor” and second album “Projekt Life Force” are now available for free download.
“Rewritten Code ov Honor” was independently released in 2005. I could only rhyme in English back then.. upon completion of this album I left on a 2 year exodus to Asia, and lived in Chengdu, Shanghai, and Tokyo. I literally traveled the world with this CD in my luggage and will forever cherish the memories it allowed me to have.
I spent the next five years developing my Japanese flow… I just needed to become a bilingual MC, that’s all that I cared about.. “Projekt Life Force” was released in 2010 from We Nod Records in Tokyo. In retrospect, this is the album that marks the advent of the MC I am still becoming today.
“Projekt Life Force” features “Peto,” which is some real shit about the only woman that I’ve ever loved.
Kensho Kuma 2015 Summer Asia Tour Dates -> All confirmed dates will be announced on this blog!
Akasaka, Tokyo w/Cloud NI9E and David Whitaker
July 4th: Proceed @ Duke Bar, Osaka
Takatsuki, Osaka w/Cloud NI9E and DJ Godz
July 5th: Gebo Welcome Back @ Club Bop, Osaka
Hirakata, Osaka w/ Cloud NI9E and Gebo
July 5th: Absolute Sound @ World Pub, Osaka
Umeda, Osaka w/ DJ Shin
July 18th: @NASA, Chengdu, China
Chengdu, China w/ Just Charlie, Jovian, and DJ Superbestfriend
July 28th: Thai-Japanese Hip Hop Night! Part II @Jam, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand w/ DJ Spydamonkee and Mek Piisua
July 29th: Bangkok de Night Vol. 3 @ Club Diana, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand w/ Yamadaman from Rappagariya and Mek Piisua
Cloud NI9E- “Life Work feat. Kensho Kuma” from “Alternative.”
If you’re in Japan, purchase the Cloud NI9E’s “Alternative” Album @ We Nod Records.. or you can hit up the chain stores like HMV or Tower nationwide..
For those of us outside Japan, purchase Cloud NI9E’s “Alternative” album on iTunes.
Once you hit a certain age, hella people quit/ doing music they love, maybe it’s an ego trip/ or maybe it’s the accolades that we don’t get/ or maybe they a sensitive and weak emo bitch/ (huh) rappers give up on they damn penmanship/ and producers wanna sell they equipment and split/ (I’m out) some got a job with real benefits/ others ended up in prison with life sentences/ if you meant for this here, gotta bite the bullet/ gotta be a true soldier and fire the full clip/ rap’s getting raped and they hide behind the culprits/ as the industry’s putting these liars on pulpits/ comparing yourself to Kanye or Rick Ross/ will make you feel underrated, deranged, and pissed off/ so do it for the love, just pray and spit raw/ ’cause too many artists feeling betrayed by Hip Hop/
This my Life Word, every track, every sixteen/ everyday put in work, for a very big dream/ this our Life Work, yeah mastery of our craft/ you should walk away now, cowards ain’t gonna last/ this my Life Work, shine so bright for all of you/ while them dudes play around I write in solitude/ this our Life Work, everything we have sacrificed/ representing raw shit, ’til the damn afterlife/
Face it, damn, you gon’ have to get a day job/ if you think that music’s paying rent, then you way off/ 99 percent (shit) won’t make the paper/ dreams and reality, eventually will face off/ we as adults, must handle our finances/ many abandon art, deny what’s inside of us/ no money (more problems) gotta find answers/ we never get enough from the conscious rhymes we bust/ (so fuck Rap) let’s get a legitimate career/ cancel everything, that we invested in for years/ but no matter what, find myself flowing right here/ sound engineer turning up the head phones in my ear/ (D-Wiz) regardless of stress from the nine to five abuse/ we acknowledge that rapping is a lifetime pursuit/ a real skill that’s practiced by the men who spit truth/ you should walk away you was never meant for this booth/
一割残るか分からんゲーム/ くたばりぞこないやバカは歓迎/ 生存者のアルバムなら完成/ でも生活のレベルは変わらんぜー/ 今でも中毒者が注目/ だが年とっても上がらん給料/ 前より重く感じる重力/ 経験と悩みが生み出す十六/ (ughh) あいつら就職し、ラップから去った/ まだまだ行けたなチャンスはあった/ 努力をしてもな、販促ばっか/ している二セ物はギャングスタがマーダー/ 責任つーのがmusic の強敵/ 結婚、子育て、もしくは懲役/ あらゆる理由で無くなる衝撃/ Cloud NI9E と Ken Kuma 永遠にso ready/