AI celebrates East, West identity on new album

Jun 1, 2017

AI celebrates East, West identity on new album

by

There was a time when Japanese music labels were concerned that Ai Carina Uemura’s music sounded too American due to her R&B style.“Like, from the beginning of my career. They told me all the time, ‘People aren’t going to understand that type of music,'” ...

OMSB counts his blessings on 'Think Good'

Jun 26, 2015

OMSB counts his blessings on 'Think Good'

by

Rapper and producer Brandon Katou (aka OMSB) is an artist that, while humble, exhibits a sense of pride in his work atypical of Japanese artists. In recent interviews he’s done for his new album, he’s compared himself to big-name acts like Kendrick Lamar and ...