Reina: Dancing the dream

Stage Sep 19, 2019

Reina: Dancing the dream

by Chisato Tanaka

Hip-hop dancer Reina has dispensed with school in favor of dedicating her life to her art, and regularly travels across Asia to deliver dance classes and workshops

Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

Music | Sound Off Mar 28, 2019

Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

by Dylan Foley

Takashi Murakami's work on Billie Eilish's new video for "You Should See Me in a Crown" is the latest example of Western music's ongoing love affair with Japanese anime. And while it may seem obvious — American kids who like anime and grow up ...

88rising's quest to find a Japanese hip-hop sensation

Music Jan 23, 2019

88rising's quest to find a Japanese hip-hop sensation

by Patrick St. Michel

Japanese music hasn't made many inroads into Western markets this decade. Save for some brief viral flashes and niche success, the country's artists have mostly been overlooked. However, Sean Miyashiro, founder of media company 88rising, thinks Japan still holds one big advantage. "I think the ...