A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
Avex Inc. is an entertainment conglomerate led by founder Max Matsuura and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Avex manages J-pop talents like internet sensation PikoTaro, it has shifted into other business domains like anime, video games and live music events like partnering with Ultra Music Festival and hosting the annual A-nation. Avex is an acronym of the English words Audio Visual Expert. Since its foundation, its corporate name was Avex D. D. Incorporated, ten years it was changed to Avex, Incorporated; the current name, Avex Group Holdings, was adopted in 2004 as part of reconstruction process after Tom Yoda's resignation. Avex Group Holdings, Incorporated was used for the main subsidiaries, while the old name was for entertainment components of the Group. In 2005, Incorporated became Avex Entertainment and stayed on as part of the Group. Avex was registered June 1, 1973 as Avex D. D. Incorporated, although it did not become established until 1988, they began as a CD wholesaler based in Tokyo. In September 1990, they created Avex Trax as a music label.
In the same year, they created "Musique Folio Inc.", a music publishing company, which became "Prime Direction Inc." During its early years, the company affiliated itself with the Mitsubishi group of companies. In 1993, they transferred to Aoyama and created a U. S. branch, called "AV Experience America Inc." The year marked the first of Avex's yearly events. It was held in Tokyo Dome under the name "avex rave'93" and attracted 50,000 attendees. In December 1993, they created a joint venture with Toshiba-EMI, called Cutting Edge. In 1994, they formed two UK subsidiaries, "Rhythm Republic Limited" and "Avex U. K. Limited." That year, they opened a disco, claimed on their website to be "the world's largest scale disco", named Velfarre. In 1997, they opened. In early 1999, they signed an agreement with Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records to handle the companies' Japanese CD releases; that year "Avex Mode", an animation company, was established. In December, the company was listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 7860.
In 2001, Avex opened the "avex artists academy" music school. In 2002, they released the "CCCD", a type of copy-protected CD, opened their building in Aoyama, paid for by Sumitomo Life and worth 205 billion yen. In 2003, they opened a classical music business. In 2004, they began selling Japanese music CDs in South Korea and Avex President Max Matsuura "spotted" former idol Ami Suzuki performing live at the annual festival of their school, Nihon University, he subsequently signed her to the Avex label. In 2005, Avex acquired distribution rights for Aozora Records' catalogue including all future Hitomi Yaida releases. In early 2008, Avex partnered with Victor JVC to create the label D-topia Entertainment as a business partnership between the labels and its founder, Terukado Onishi, with the sales promotion handled by Victor while the area promotion handled by Avex; as part of the Avex Group's 20th anniversary celebration, a big project occurred with avex trax's "produced by avex trax" artists.
Avex Group launched BeeTV, May 2009 in partnership with NTT DoCoMo. In August 2004, a feud between Max Matsuura and co-founder Tom Yoda affected group, it started because of Yoda's ambition to expand Avex into other entertainment-related ventures producing movies. In addition, he accused Ryuhei Chiba, the company's executive director and president of Avex Inc. of pursuing personal profit from a few big artists. July 30: In a board meeting, Yoda introduced a resolution calling on Chiba to resign because of an alleged conflict of interest. A source says the disagreement arose because Chiba had signed an artist managed by a member of his family; the board backed Yoda's resolution in a 6-1 vote. However, Matsuura — described by insiders as a close ally of Chiba — introduced a second resolution demanding that Yoda step down due to "a difference of opinion in management principles." Matsuura's motion was defeated 5-2. He and Chiba resigned the next day. August 2: Matsuura and Chiba announced their resignations in a meeting with employees of Avex.
Chiba denied any fault, while Matsuura complained that Avex had lost its love of music and said he wanted to start over. They had the support of many staff who said they would quit. More the label's top star, Ayumi Hamasaki, said would leave; as a result, Avex's stocks in the TSE fell by 16 percent that day. August 3: Due to pressure by employees and artists and to save the company from bankruptcy, Yoda resigned and was replaced by Toshio Kobayashi. AGHD is listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Börse München of Germany under the ticker symbol AX8. More K-pop artists from other agencies continued to sign with Avex such as YG Entertainment's 2NE1, S-plus Entertainment's SS501 member Kim Hyung Jun, Pledis Entertainment's After School, NH Media's U-KISS and Yejeon Media's Shu-I. On July 21, 2011, it was announced that Avex had paired with Korean management label YG Entertainment to form YGEX Entertainment. In 2012, the group began offering limited releases for sale, DRM-free for the first time within Japan on Amazon MP3.
Max Matsuura and Toshio Kobayashi, the company's top two individual shareholders, launched their own investment companies to anchor their shares in 2012. As a show of modernization, Avex Group moved to Izumi Garden Tower in
King Britt is an American DJ, composer and record producer from Philadelphia. Britt is a 1986 graduate of Central High School in Pennsylvania. In 1987 he started working at Tower Records, as a buyer for the singles/import section, his extensive knowledge of dance music made him an in demand buyer in the company. He went on to make many connections in the music community, bringing in records and new labels from all over the world. King attended Temple University. In 1990 King Britt began his first DJ residency at the Silk City in Philadelphia and the now defunct Revival; these two DJ residencies would help change the course of dance music in Philadelphia and lay the foundation for King's musical future. In collaboration with music partner Josh Wink, King produced his first commercial release "Tribal Confusion" on dance label Strictly Rhythm, their musical partnership continued until 2001. In 1992 he started touring worldwide for the Grammy Award winning group Digable Planets for two years with a three-month opening slot with Sade.
In 1994 Britt and Josh Wink started the label Ovum Recordings. Their first release was a collaboration between King and wordsmith/singer Ursula Rucker called Supernatural; the song went on to become a staple tune in the US rave scene and is revered as a classic in many countries. Ovum Recordings is still in operation but King resigned from his position in 2001. In early 1998, under the name "Sylk130," King released the neo soul album When The Funk Hits the Fan on Ovum/Columbia Records; this album went to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide and was scheduled to be re-released in 2012 as part of a box set collection for Sylk130. In a favorable review of the 1998 album When the Funk Hits the Fan, Billboard compared his sound to that of Soul II Soul and De La Soul. In 2001 Britt released Sylk130 Re-Member's Only, which features Alison Moyet, Martin Fry from ABC, Kathy Sledge, Grover Washington Jr, De La Soul and others; this was his tribute to his 80s heroes. It was his last album for Ovum Recordings and Columbia Records as he began to pursue doing more production work.
King Britt released Adventures in Lo Fi on London's BBE label in 2003. Guests on the album included Madlib as Quasimoto, De La Soul, Dice Raw, Ivana Santilli and Butterfly from Digable Planets, he produced King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan in 2005. A recreation of self-proclaimed bride of christ, Sister Gertrude's original Preservation Hall album gets new life; the record was included in the Michael Mann's 2006 film Miami Vice, on the AdBusters compilation, Live Without Dead Time and the HBO television show True Blood. Still continuing to DJ/produce, King changed his direction and began focusing on techno music and in 2006 released Interpretation under the moniker The Nova Dream Sequence. Released on Munich based label Compost, this record was praised by the legends of techno Derrick May and Carl Craig, including many of the songs in their sets. May contributed to the liner notes. King Britt won the Pew Fellowships in the Arts|Pew Fellowship in the Arts]] for composition in 2007. King Britt and multimedia artists Rucyl, started the project Saturn Never Sleeps in 2009.
It is an electronic improvisational group as well as a label. They came together to curate an evening of music for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia to coincide with a Sun Ra exhibit, touring, they soon took the concept further, while they were residents at The Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia. Saturn Never Sleeps label and is curated monthly in Philadelphia; the Intricate Beauty by King Britt was released in 2010 on Nervous Recordings. Special guests included Lady RYAT and Astrid Suryanto, who sings on the club hit Now. Tim Conley aka MAST plays guitar on the title track Intricate Beauty. King Britt produced Canadian rock stars, Bedouin Soundclash on the album Light the Horizon. King Britt has remixed musicians Tori Amos, Miles Davis, Saul Williams and Meredith Monk and Wendy & Lisa. In 2014 he produced and composed the critically acclaimed "The Phoenix" by Fhloston Paradigm for the groundbreaking Hyperdub label. 2016 brought Donna by Cassy and Pendulous Moon by German singer, Clara Hill.
Both making a splash in the electronic and dance genre. 2017 saw the return of the Fhloston Paradigm project with a beautiful album of cosmic electronic sonics. The new album After... is the continuation of the story… ascension and polyrhythmic primal energy through unexpected process. After... features guest appearances by Nosaj Thing, Jacqueline Constance, Moor Mother, Pia Ercole, Stephanie Yu, Alexa Barchini, Kate Faust, Puerto Rican Space Program and Tim Motzer. In 2014, King curated. Since his curatorial pursuits have included a series of music inspired events for FringeArts in Philadelphia. 1998: When the Funk Hits the Fan 2001: Re-Members Only 2001: The Philadelphia Experiment Remixed 2002: Hidden Treasures by Scuba 2002: Black to the Future 2002: "Cosmoafrique" by ObaFunke 2003: Adventures In Lo-Fi 2005: Late Night with King Britt 2005: King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan 2006: Nova Dream Sequence: Interpretations 2007: Cosmic Lounge 2007: This Is King Britt 2009: Deep And Sexy 4 2010: The Intricate Beauty 2011: "Yesterday's Machine" by Saturn Never Sleeps 2014: "The Phoenix" by Fhloston Paradigm 2015: "Cosmosis #1" by Fhloston Paradigm 2015: "Cosmosis #2" by Fhloston Paradigm 2016: "Pendulous Moon" by Clara Hill 2016: "Donna" by Cassy 2016: "What Happened Was..." 2017: "AFTER..." by Fhloston Paradigm King Britt official site Full discography at Discogs
September 11 attacks
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks. Four passenger airliners operated by two major U. S. passenger air carriers —all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California—were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed. Debris and the resulting fires caused a partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures.
A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, which led to a partial collapse of the building's west side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was flown toward Washington, D. C. but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, after its passengers thwarted the hijackers. 9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively. Suspicion fell on al-Qaeda; the United States responded by launching the War on Terror and invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had failed to comply with U. S. demands to extradite Osama bin expel al-Qaeda from Afghanistan. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. Although Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's leader denied any involvement, in 2004 he claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U. S. support of Israel, the presence of U. S. troops in Saudi Arabia, sanctions against Iraq as motives. After evading capture for a decade, bin Laden was located in Pakistan and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U. S. Navy in May 2011; the destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure harmed the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, which resulted in the closing of Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U. S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, the Pentagon was repaired within a year. On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site; the building was opened on November 3, 2014. Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County and the Flight 93 National Memorial in a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Although not confirmed, there is evidence of alleged Saudi Arabian involvement in the attacks. Given as main evidence in these charges are the contents of the 28 redacted pages of the December 2002 Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; these 28 pages contain information regarding the material and financial assistance given to the hijackers and their affiliates leading up to the attacks by the Saudi Arabian government. The origins of al-Qaeda can be traced to 1979. Osama bin Laden helped organize Arab mujahideen to resist the Soviets. Under the guidance of Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden became more radical. In 1996, bin Laden issued his first fatwā. In a second fatwā in 1998, bin Laden outlined his objections to American foreign policy with respect to Israel, as well as the continued presence of American troops in Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War.
Bin Laden used Islamic texts to exhort Muslims to attack Americans until the stated grievances are reversed. Muslim legal scholars "have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries", according to bin Laden. Bin Laden orchestrated the attacks and denied involvement but recanted his false statements. Al Jazeera broadcast a statement by bin Laden on September 16, 2001, stating, "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation." In November 2001, U. S. forces recovered a videotape from a destroyed house in Afghanistan. In the video, bin Laden admits foreknowledge of the attacks. On December 27, 2001, a second bin Laden video was released. In the video, he said: It has become clear that the West in general and America in particular have an unspeakable hatred for Islam.... It is the hatred of crusaders. Terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice, aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel, which kills our people....
Luxury (Fantastic Plastic Machine album)
Luxury is the second studio album by Japanese musician Fantastic Plastic Machine. It was released on September 14, 1998 by Readymade Records in Japan, by Bungalow Records in Europe and Emperor Norton Records in the United States. Luxury is a continuation of Fantastic Plastic Machine's previous work in Shibuya-kei, though in some tracks there are indications of a shift towards house music and 1970s Philadelphia soul, a path he explored more in his next album, Beautiful. "There Must Be an Angel", is a cover version of a Eurythmics song. Vocals on this version are performed by Lorraine Bowen, her vocals appear on the track "Bossa for Jackie". PopMatters writes, "Luxury revels in international, otherworldly sounds and collaborations with musicians who suit Tanaka's experimental bent." Stating, "Luxury is an enjoyable, eclectic effort that fans of sophisticated Euro pop are sure to adore." "Theme of Luxury" "There Must Be an Angel" "Honolulu, Calcutta" "Electric Lady Land" "He Became a Beatnik" "Bossa for Jackie" "You Must Learn All Night Long" "Lotto" "Satellite Beats" "I've Forgotten My Fagotto" "The Girl Next Green Door" "MPF" "Mr. Fantasy's Love" On the US and European release, the tracks and the track listing are different: "There Must Be an Angel" is replaced with a different mix.
"The Green Door" is replaced with an instrumental version, "The Girl Next Green Door." Track 4 is an English version of "Electric Lady Land", while the original Japanese version is a bonus track. The track "MPF" is titled "mpf", but remains the same."Theme of Luxury" "There Must Be an Angel" "Honolulu, Calcutta" "Electric Lady Land" "He Became a Beatnik" "Bossa for Jackie" "You Must Learn All Night Long" "Lotto" "Satellite Beats" "I've Forgotten My Fagotto" "The Girl Next Green Door" "mpf" "Mr. Fantasy's Love" "Electric Lady Land" * "Bossa for Jackie" ** Bonus track on the U. S. and European releases
The Fantastic Plastic Machine (album)
The Fantastic Plastic Machine is the debut studio album by Japanese musician Fantastic Plastic Machine. It was released on October 1997 in Japan by Readymade Records; the album was released on April 24, 1998 in Europe by Bungalow Records and on September 15, 1998 in the United States by Emperor Norton Records. The Fantastic Plastic Machine draws from several musical styles, including bossa nova, 1960s French pop, electronica. Steve Huey of AllMusic called The Fantastic Plastic Machine "a delightful, infectious album that's not only hooky as all get-out, but rewards repeated listening", citing it as "one of the best albums to come out of the Japanese club-pop movement". In 2011, the album was included in LA Weekly's "beginner's guide" to Shibuya-kei music
Rip Slyme is a Japanese hip hop group. It is composed of four MCs, their sound derives its influences from old school hip hop and other hip hop such as The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Jurassic 5, the Beastie Boys, DJ Premier and Leaders of the New School. To date they have released six indie singles with 17 major singles, they have released two indie albums, ten major albums, one live album, one indies collection and three best-of albums. Ryo-Z: Ryouji Narita, born July 15, 1974 Ilmari: Keisuke Ogihara, b. June 17, 1975 Pes: Masatsugu Chiba, b. December 27, 1976 Su: Kazuto Otsuki, b. November 20, 1973 DJ Fumiya: Fumiya Takeuchi, b. March 14, 1979 The group was formed in 1994 by Ryo-Z and Ilmari, who were joined by Pes; the Rip in Rip Slyme stands for their initials. Slyme was a popular children's toy at that time, their name is a pun on the phrase "lips' rhyme". Winning an amateur rapping contest "Young MCs In Town", they started their musical career with their first album Lips Rhyme in 1995.
They added DJ Fumiya and Su. In 1998 they released their second album, "Talkin' Cheap" and took part in Dragon Ash's Total Communication event. Becoming more successful, they signed to Warner Music Group in 2000. By they had released several indie singles including their EP "Underline No. 5" and "Mata Au Hi Made" which had received the help of Fantastic Plastic Machine. "Mata Au Hi Made" was released on Warner Music Group's Indies label. Their first major single was "Stepper's Delight" released 22 March 2001; the title was a play on The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight". In general, Fumiya composes most of the music, while Ryo-Z, Ilmari, Su write their own lyrics. However, before Fumiya became a member, Pes composed most of the songs; each member has tried their hand at composing music for Rip Slyme, Pes plays guitar on some tracks. Pes was in a rock band before being introduced to hip hop music by Ilmari and Ryo-Z. In 2002, they received MTV Video Music Awards Japan for "Best Newcomer" and "Best Hip-hop Group".
The same year they released a big-budget album "Tokyo Classic", which became Japan's first million-selling hip-hop album, with a sound compared to James Brown's soul and funk. Two singles from the album, "Funkastic" and "Rakuen Baby" collected MTV awards in 2003. "Super Shooter", featured as a B-side to their single "Galaxy", is the theme song for the anime Gantz. From late 2005 through 2006, DJ Fumiya was on extended break. For performances, a friend of the band, DJ Soma, was a stand-in. Fumiya's break led to several interesting side collaborations from other members. Fumiya returned to activity for concerts in late summer 2006, for the Rip Slyme release, Epoch. On 7 July 2007, Rip Slyme performed their single "Nettaiya" at Live Earth in Japan; that year, they would go on to release their fifteenth major single, "Speed King", their seventh Warner album, shortly after. In summer 2008, they released "Taiyou to Bikini"; that year, three digital singles would debut, all of which would be on the February 2009 single "Stairs".
Rip Slyme released their eighth album, Journey, on June 10, 2009. Rip Slyme has provided voiceover work as well as the ending theme for an episode of the Japanese dub of SpongeBob SquarePants; the episode aired on May 6, 2009. In 2010, Rip Slyme was one of the artists launched on Warner Music's new sublabel, unBORDE. Ilmari formed a short lived group with Kj and BOTS of Dragon Ash, Shigeo of Skebo King called Steady & Co.. The group released their debut album Chambers in 2001. Ilmari and Ryo-Z along with Wise, Verbal of M-Flo, Nigo the founder of A Bathing Ape formed a super group known as Teriyaki Boyz; the Teriyaki Boyz released two albums: Chicken and Serious Japanese. In 2012 Ilmari formed a Hip-Hop/Rock band named The Beatmoss with Kosen and Sohnosuke; the group released two albums: The Beatmoss Vol. 1 and The Beatmoss Vol. 2. Pes released his first solo album, Suteki na Koto in 2012. Talkin' Cheap Five Tokyo Classic Time to Go Masterpiece Epoch Funfair Journey Star Golden Time 10 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Hip Hop Artist MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best New Artist MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Live Performance2003 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Video of the Year - Rakuen Baby MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Group Video - Rakuen Baby MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Hip Hop Video - Funktastic MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Album of the Year - Tokyo Classic2004 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Group Video - Joint MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Hip Hop Video - Joint MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best buzzASIA Japan - Joint2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Collaboration Video - Hotei x Rip Slyme - Battle Funkastic 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Collaboration Video - Quruli feat.
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