International attention never entered the mind of either of Creepy Nuts’ members. Hence, their name.

“We named ourselves this under the assumption we would never make it to the world,” the duo’s rapper, R-Shitei, tells The Japan Times from a Sony Music Japan meeting room in Tokyo. “We were in the Japanese underground scene, we had a niche — that was the universe to us.”

“Then we met up with someone who had studied in the United States who asked us ... are you guys insane, with that name?”