One of my favorite anime songs of all time is “Shiki No Uta”, the ending theme to hip-hop martial arts epic Samurai Champloo. Japanese hip-hop, soca, and reggae artist Minmi just debuted an English version of the tune, and it’s so good. Listen on Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music. Then return and gush.
Minmi is performing at Otakon next week as part of a Nujabes tribute show, with Substantial, EyeQ, Marcus D, and Shing02.
Here’s Shing02 when he performed in LA a couple years ago. There’s video from the time I saw him in DC a decade ago, but it’s super potato-cam.