Yurufuwa Gang are one of the latest Japanese hip-hop acts to be getting attention from both domestic media and overseas players. As the nation's rap scene experiences something of a modest boom, the pair of Ryugo Ishida and Sophiee seem poised to be part of it.

Just don't expect them to offer analysis of the native rap scene.

"We don't really listen to Japanese hip-hop," Ishida says from his label's office in Shibuya. He and Sophiee say they are more likely to play video games or binge on Netflix series.