Kensho Kuma will be embarking on a solo Shogun Stories tour in France and Belgium. More information TBA!!
2017 Shogun Stories Asia Tour: Fliers for Individual Shows
07/28/17- 08/04/17 Osaka, Japan
07/28/17 @Club Zeela, Umeda
07/29/17 @Brand New, 西九条
07/29/17 @”Skill Bank,” Duke Bar 高槻
08/05/17 @Club Clime in Second Life
08/05/17-08/16/17 Yokohama/ Tokyo, Japan
08/05/17 @El Puente, Yokohama
08/12/17 Wild Side, 新宿
08/12/17 Family, 渋谷
08/15/17 Tetoka, 神田
08/16/17 – 08/30/17 Vietnam w/DJ Cloud NI9E, Hanoi shows with Jovian
08/18/17, Hanoi Rock City, Hanoi
08/19/17 , Chez Xuan, Hanoi
08/19/17 (Midnight- Early), Bird Cage, Hanoi
08/24/17 Waterfront, Da Nang
08/25/17 May Cay, Ho Chi Minh
08/29/17 May Cay, Ho Chi Minh
08/31/17 – 09/17/17 Thailand
09/01/17 Jam Cafe, Bangkok
09/02/17 the Overstay, Bangkok
09/08/17 Live Lounge BKK, Bangkok
09/09/17 Goja, Bangkok
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”
Here is a mini-project from your truly.. 100 bars/百小節, 2 languages, 5 instrumentals..
Blended by: DJ Zobe (All Tribes Zulu) Mixed by: D-Wiz (B-Pos) Pic by: Kali Oraysion Shouts by: Talib Kweli, キラーボング
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.
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.
Shout out D-Wiz at Drum Dealer for mixing these songs.
March 26th is Air Max Day.. Yes, the illest sneakers of all time have their own day!! Nike launches exclusive models and also re-releases a favorite from the past, which fans must vote and decide on. This year’s re-release is the Atmos x Air Max 1 “Elephant.” Although I love Air Maxes and dope sneakers, I don’t consider myself a “sneakerhead” or a “hype beast.” I simply do not have the resources to allocate a lot of time and money on footwear.. however, I wanted these right here.. no doubt, they are simply beautiful!!
I did however, create a song about Air Maxes to share with you for Air Max Day!! Production was handled by DWiz at DRMDLR and the artwork was done by Marcus Murray. FREE Download!!
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 comrade Shing02 recently assisted in the development of the SPAT app; it allows you to connect two phones via bluetooth, select an instrumental, spit bars against one another, upload, and then have the community vote on the winner. SPAT also features a solo freestyle mode which allows you to archive your takes. I wholeheartedly believe that this is a great resource for anyone in the rap discipline and also it’s just productive fun!!
Download Link -> https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1005035395
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!