This entry proves that album cover homage can work and work well. In 1975, War released the Why Can’t We Be Friends album, resulting with two hit singles, “Low Rider” and the title track. 35 years later, Japanese MC Michita honors the album cover by giving it a Japanese perspective, and calling it A Full Life.
There are times when Japan is very much ahead of the game, but some outside of Japan feel that if they can’t understand it, it’s not worth their time. Make it worth your time. Check this video for “24 Bars To Kill”, a collaboration between Ski Beatz, Anarchy, Rino Latina II, 漢 & Maccho, who continue the tradition of a solid posse track.
The song is taken from an album Ski Beatz put together called 24 Hour Karate School Japan, released last week on the R-Rated label. The album features such artists as Seeda, KGE The Shadowmen, Dabo, Zeebra, and many others who have been a part of Japan’s deep hip-hop scene for years. You can find out more about the album by clicking here.
For a taste of what the rest of the album sounds like, check out this trailer they made for it.