Patrick ST. Michel

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Japanese rap and anime themes are among the best tracks of 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Japanese rap and anime themes are among the best tracks of 2017

J-pop in 2017 felt more fragmented than ever, but the year's biggest songs tell the story of the past 12 months quite well. From YouTube rappers to television hearthrobs, here are four tunes that sum it all up: [video_embed number="1"] Daoko and Kenshi Yonezu — "Uchiage ...