Japanese Hip Hop Queen to perform in Hanoi

Japanese Hip Hop Queen to perform in Hanoi

At the invitation of CAMA and Japan Foundation for Cultural Exhcange, famous female Japanese rapper COMA-CHI will have a one-night performance in Hanoi on Thursday 23 August.

COMA-CHI’s performance at 9:00pm at CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street will mark her Hanoi debut and the first chance for Hanoi hip hop fans to see the unique sounds of this talented, best-selling rap artist. She’ll showcase her talent for spitting self-made rhymes only at CAMA ATK. Ticket is priced at VND 50,000 and free for Vietnamese students.

COMA-CHI made a breakthrough in 2003, gaining reputation through her street-style performances in Tokyo and participation in MC Battles. It wasn’t until 2006 that she released her first solo album Day Before Blue. Featuring solid rhyming, and heavily influenced by 90s hip hop, the album quickly garnered positive feedbacks from critics and rap enthusiasts. In 2007, COMA-CHI’s artistic efforts were recognized by Blast Magazine, who named her in the list of “Ten Future Japanese Rappers to watch”.

In July of 2008, COMA-CHI signed a record deal with the Knife Edge/Pony Canyon label, and made her major debut in 2009 with the album Red Naked. This was followed up by Beauty or the Beast, which was released to plaudits in 2010 and reconfirmed COMA-CHI’s singing ability. Recently, the queen of Japanese hip hop founded her own management company, Queen’s Room to have more creative control over her artistic development.

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