Soul Food House Opens in 麻布十番, Tokyo

My long time Tokyo road dawg/ MC David Whitaker and his awesome wife Tonya have materialized their long time dream of opening up an authentic soul food restaurant. Soul Food House opened on 09/23 in Azabu Jyuban, Tokyo. Congratulations!! I met David at an open mic he was hosting in Shibuya back in ’06, and we have rocked numerous shows together in the Tokyo metropolis. I give you my word that these guys can cook and that this is without a doubt the most authentic American soul food in Japan.

Soul Food I

Soul Food II


Kensho Kuma 2015 Summer Asia Tour Dates

Kensho Kuma 2015 Summer Asia Tour Dates -> All confirmed dates will be announced on this blog!

June 27th: Avalanche @ Crawfish, Tokyo

Akasaka, Tokyo w/Cloud NI9E and David Whitaker


July 4th: Proceed @ Duke Bar, Osaka

Takatsuki, Osaka w/Cloud NI9E and DJ Godz


July 5th: Gebo Welcome Back @ Club Bop, Osaka

Hirakata, Osaka w/ Cloud NI9E and Gebo

Gebo Party

July 5th: Absolute Sound @ World Pub, Osaka

Umeda, Osaka w/ DJ Shin

Shin Show

July 18th: @NASA, Chengdu, China

Chengdu, China w/ Just Charlie, Jovian, and DJ Superbestfriend


July 28th: Thai-Japanese Hip Hop Night! Part II @Jam, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand w/ DJ Spydamonkee and Mek Piisua


July 29th: Bangkok de Night Vol. 3 @ Club Diana, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand w/ Yamadaman from Rappagariya and Mek Piisua


Cloud NI9E Debut Solo Album Dropping 11/19

Cloud NI9E will be finally dropping his debut solo album “Alternative” on 11/19. The Tokyo based producer released “the Program EP” with me last May and completed a successful Japan/ South East tour in the summer of ’13. He was also hand selected by Nujabes’ Hydeout label to become a member of the “Ficus” collective, which was specifically designed to carry on the late Japanese mastermind’s sonic legacy. This collective also enlisted 9th Wonder of Jay-Z/ Little Brother fame. The “Alternative” debut features two tracks by yours truly and one from my crew member Orukusaki.

1. Recollection
2. Everlasting feat. Orukusaki
3. Bird’s Eye View
4. Peaceful Warrior feat. Kensho Kuma & Justin Murta
5. Stages feat. Cise Starr (from CYNE)
6. Kazamidori
7. Suicidal Psychology feat. Chiba Chemist
8. Stand Alone (Musou remix) feat. Audace
9. Botanique feat. Pumpkin
10. Talking all days feat. David Whitaker
11. One Day
12. Life Work feat. Kensho Kuma
13. Tokyo kid ~Split style~ feat. Kemui
14. My heart is a melody
15. Home
16. Eclipse (Kamiaritsuki pt.2)

09/16 Rocking at the Aviation Museum

Kensho Kuma

Kensho Kuma & Cloud NI9E will be rocking at the “Backup Plan” event at the Aviation Museum in Saitama, Japan, on 09/16/2013. 9月16日、埼玉の航空公園でライブします。 アジアツアー最後のライブなので遊びに来てね。 This will be my last show for my Asia tour for now. N.B.S. (Natural Born Spitters) will also be performing; I heard these cats on the German super producer team Snowgoon`s Kraftwork album and was impressed. I look forward to rocking with them. I am not associated with the image below, but it is from an event the promoter organizing this event.

Cover Photo