Bureaucrat's rap video pitching Akita city goes viral

Aug 17, 2016

Bureaucrat's rap video pitching Akita city goes viral

An elite central government bureaucrat on loan to the municipal government of Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, is generating a buzz by appearing in the city’s PR video dressed like a rapper. In it, Nobuyuki Fujii, 34, an internal affairs ministry official who has served as ...

OMSB counts his blessings on 'Think Good'

Jun 26, 2015

OMSB counts his blessings on 'Think Good'

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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 ...

Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case

Feb 2, 2015

Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case

Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion “Suge” Knight struck two men with his pickup truck — leaving one dead and the other injured — to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim ...