If you live in Japan you can see it almost everyday. Young men wearing baseball caps sideways, basketball jersies, and Timberlands. Young women on Friday nights looking like miniature versions of J’Lo and Beyonce. The Hip-Hop trend in Japan has been going strong since the late 90s and affecting everything from fashion to hairstyles, but it all started with the music. It has acutally been around longer than that. While R&B was still trying to find it’s place in the J-Pop market. Hip-Hop was going strong in the underground music scene. And continues to evolve in Japan today especially within the indies scene. Here are some up and coming Hip-Hop artists we at Japan Indies reccommend you check out.