Misadventures in Asia Summer 2023 Tour Dates

Misadventures in Asia Summer 2023 Tour Confirmed Dates.. Additional dates will be added to this blog as they’re confirmed. If you’re interested in having Kensho Kuma perform at your event, please write kensho.kuma@gmail.com

06/23/2023- Nakano, Tokyo- Heavy Sick Zero

06/29/2023- Azabujuban, Tokyo- Legacy Lounge

07/01/2023- Osaka- w/ DJ $HIN @Absolute Lounge- Marusa

07/02/2023- Osaka- @Ado 12th Anniversary Party- Club Noon

07/08/2023- Takatsuki, Osaka- @Proceed- Duke Bar

07/09/2023- Nagoya- Club Buddha

07/28/2023- Bangkok- @Kinetic Poetic- Jam

08/01/2023- Bangkok- Fatty’s Diner

Now Booking Summer Asia 2023

Alright, here we go again!! I will tentatively be in Japan this summer from the fourth week of June to the fourth week of July, then am flying to Thailand afterwards and will stay until the fourth week of August. (I am interested in all South East Asia bookings from fourth week of July to fourth week of August.) Yes, I am my own damn booking agent and tour manager. No, I can’t wait to go on another global hobo-hop misadventure!! Please write me directly at the address above.

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R.O.T.C. @Drop What You Got Block Party 11/27/21

Wow.. it’s been a while.. My Return of the Cypher crew will be holding down a one hour slot at the Drop What You Got block party on November 27th in the Fillmore. Kevvy Kev will be spinning break beats for B-Boys and B-Girls, familiar faces will be performing short sets, and of course we’re gonna facilitate some top-tier open mic freestyle cyphers that our brand has become synonymous with. Event page here. It’ll be awesome to see our supporters come through!!

Kensho Kuma x Cloud NI9E- More than Life

I am currently working on a collaborative album with Japanese producer Cloud NI9E. Here is something we’ve been working on.. Mixed by D-Wiz and graffiti by Marcus Murray.

More than Life

Verse 1:
Was a troubled adolescent, Rap was the cure/
but after twenty years, I had to mature/
stayed up hella nights, to master a verse/
but couldn’t monetize, my passion or worth damn/
I worked jobs I hated, even taught 6th grade/
lost my dignity and pride, just so I can get paid/
older brother was a gangsta, in the drug trade/
that was never me no, couldn’t make what thugs made/
In the lab every night, mixing down tracks/
with a well-known producer, giving dude racks/
ugh patiently waiting to make dividends stack/
but I had nothing to eat, I was living so wack/
Then I met a woman who had an effect on me/
connected at a deeper level, not just sexually/
she stimulated mental growth intellectually/
our time is more important than being the best MC/

Life is more than bars, it’s more than rhyme schemes/
more than what you sacrifice for your pipe dreams/
Life is more than clubs, more than chasing hoes/
more than hustling 24/7 making dough/
Life is more than cars, it’s more than nice kicks/
more than karats glistening, on an iced wrist/
Life is more than drugs, more than an image/
it’s about the real love, the reason that we living/

Verse 2:
When a boy becomes a man, the amount of growing pain/
is more than agonizing potna, people go insane/
music isn’t paying me and that’s an awful thang/
but still outside of venues, cyphering with awkward slang/
Use to by the main act, headlining every jam/
use to have the latest sneakers and the gear from every brand/
use to blow my loot on blow, needed more than several grams/
now I’m saving up, for a mafuckin’ wedding band/
Went from spitting raw, to scrubbing kitchen floors/
domesticated homie, feeling like I’m sixty four/
you tripping boy, if you think monogamy can make you soft/
rather make love to my woman than go chase some crazy broad/
old enough to know the game’s full of snakes and hateful frauds/
so I keep my ass at home and take my time creating songs/
‘ready been around the world, now my time to settle down/
looking forward to the day I see you in your wedding gown/


Letter to Tenz

I did this one for my older brother Tenz who passed away several years back.. he was and always will be my greatest musical and life influence. Rest in Peace. Tenz Forever.

Kensho Kuma- Letter to Tenz

And the truth is, none of us have accepted that you gone
We miss you..

Verse 1:
Aye brother Tenz, it’s like you never left/
I still feel the energy with me in every step/
ugh lookin’ back, I should’ve met my death/
instead of you my friend, you’ll always get respect/
yeah Tibetan warlord, you was my mentor/
the time that we spent together it just meant more/
We was 19 or 20, ‘member being really poor/
livin’ up in Section 8, we would go steal from stores/
You would take the groceries, cook and feed the whole crew/
all my positive characteristics’ what I owe you/
use to study your mannerisms and try to copy you/
eventually became the person that I am because of you/
I wasn’t shit back then, we all knew it/
you always did encourage me to keep doing music/
you would tell me I was getting better, I felt stupid/
I could never measure up to freestyles that you did/
Saw you as royalty, worthy of a golden crown/
taught me not to double cross the people that hold you down/
had folks in Chengdu, all the way to Oakland town/
all of us still think about you Tenz, I hope you proud/

And the truth is.. and the truth is..

Verse 2:
Reek’s doing fine, he calmed down a little bit/
I’m still teaching kids ugh though I’m kinda sick of it/
didn’t marry Petra but accept it for what it is/
you should hear me now bro, everyone acknowledge it/
Akua blew up, she rockin’ in them stadiums/
but I lost Meta, and there’s no way of replacing him/
Ali had a baby girl, I’m sure she beautiful/
never felt Sasha, almost slapped him at your funeral/
Mario is goin’ through it but you know he strong/
I know that you are lookin’ over us from way beyond/
the death of your physical could never break these bonds/
I’m hella pissed at higher power like you did me wrong/
You showed me my first gun, bought me the same knife/
twenty hits of XXXXXXX we dropped in the same night/
epitomized a husaluh, business man and chemist/
no matter what we needed always found a way to get it/
You would travel ’round the whole globe and set up shop/
respected like a demigod, on every block/
Imma do my best to carry on the legacy you left/
’til I see you up in heaven and we get to reconnect yeah/

Rest in Peace
Tenzin forever

Global Gutter Gourmet Sampler

When I’m in East Oakland, I’m eating carne asada super burritos. When I’m in 西成、it’s definitely もんじゃ and たこ焼き。In Berlin, it’s the fish sandwiches. Once I reach Prague, hook up the pork knuckles. Come have some appetizers from my “Global Gutter Gourmet” platter.. (they’re select tracks from an upcoming mix CD.) 地球上どこにいても、俺はドヤ街でうまい、ローカルなソールフード食べてます。ニューミックスCDから4曲召し上がれ。Graffiti by Marcus Murray and Mixes by D-Wiz.