“Global Gutter Gourmet” is an hour of recipes that I’ve learned throughout my lifetimes of worldwide misadventures. Available for FREE download!!
I am proud to present a brand new 2nd Floor Samurais banger.. “Why You Do It” was produced by Japanese turntablist pioneer DJ $HIN of Turntable Troopers Entertainment. It was recorded amidst our Asia tour last year in Osaka, Japan. DJ $HIN runs the Skratch Labo DJ school.. if you’re in Kansai and you’re interested in becoming a DJ, this is mos def the place to check out!! It’s a comfortable environment with more hi-tech gadgets than I can explain..
Kensho Kuma Verse 1: “Got ma game from the smugglers turned businessmen/ it’s a deeper cognition that my words get you in/ yeah the 2nd floor image now worth dividends/ so my circle hella small ’cause the turf listening/ for the intel, hmmm how they get that foreign doe?/ how they tour overseas? what? they was poor before/ how they popping Dom P, and they pouring more?/ you can closely watch, but nothing I’m recording for/ coming with a price tag or sold through an auction/ the weight of the entire world I hold for my squadron/ kamikaze diary, told through my doctrine/ I rep perseverance, we don’t fold when we boxed in/ the broke kids happy with headlining local gigs/ the Samurais on 2nd floor be on some global shit/ monetize, don’t you forgot what the focus is/and we trust only family, not no associates/”
Here is a 2nd Floor Samurais music video which was also shot in Japan last year…
The good people at In Focus, Inc. conceptualized this brand new video of my group, 2nd Floor Samurais. Yoshi Kataoka and Tadamasa Iguchi were able to execute an artistic and masterful piece, which was shot in Tokyo, Japan, and in SF, CA. The 2nd Floor Samurais site here.
2nd Floor Samurais- Let it All Go
My tour DJ/ producer Cloud NI9E is releasing the Voyage Mix CD from Twelve Records in Okinawa. The scheduled release is 12/01/17, but my people at We Nod Records are already taking reservations. The mix CD is a blend of soul and jazz, but features a 2nd Floor Samurais track that does not appear on the official album, and audio from a Kuma x Cloud performance in Osaka.
2017 Shogun Stories Asia Tour: Fliers for Individual Shows
07/28/17- 08/04/17 Osaka, Japan
07/28/17 @Club Zeela, Umeda
07/29/17 @Brand New, ???
07/29/17 @”Skill Bank,” Duke Bar ??
08/05/17 @Club Clime in Second Life
08/05/17-08/16/17 Yokohama/ Tokyo, Japan
08/05/17 @El Puente, Yokohama
08/12/17 Wild Side, ??
08/12/17 Family, ??
08/15/17 Tetoka, ??
08/16/17 – 08/30/17 Vietnam w/DJ Cloud NI9E, Hanoi shows with Jovian
08/18/17, Hanoi Rock City, Hanoi
08/19/17 , Chez Xuan, Hanoi
08/19/17 (Midnight- Early), Bird Cage, Hanoi
08/24/17 Waterfront, Da Nang
08/25/17 May Cay, Ho Chi Minh
08/29/17 May Cay, Ho Chi Minh
08/31/17 – 09/17/17 Thailand
09/01/17 Jam Cafe, Bangkok
09/02/17 the Overstay, Bangkok
09/08/17 Live Lounge BKK, Bangkok
09/09/17 Goja, Bangkok
For all booking inquiries, please contact Kensho Nishimura at 2FSbookings@gmail.com
Before the 2nd Floor Samurais depart on this Asia tour, we wanted to leave you with a FREE track!! We did this song with our R.O.T.C. comrade Unlearn the World, who was also generous enough to mix the track. Production was handled by Cloud NI9E and the picture was taken by Kali Oraysion. Please download and share!!
Kensho Kuma Verse:
“待ちに待ってた金曜日の夜/ 仕事忘れて, Friscoに急ぐ/ 今夜のライブにホーミーズを呼ぶ/ 仲間がいなけりゃロンリーな僕/ 憧れてたあの娘も招待/ そわそわしてたら, もうすぐshowtime/ ステージに上がれば迷いはもう無い/ 音楽のおかげで不安な将来/ の事忘れ, バカになれ/ ハスラー気取りのはした金/ より友達集め, 派手なパーティー/ 綺麗なバーテン, 満員のフロア/ 酔ｔぱらったマイメンは, act like a fool with you/フリースタイルセッション, 見せつける凄さ/ 今夜は忘れろ, 日常の辛さ”
2nd Floor Samurais will be performing three shows on American soil before we go tour in Asia. The first of the three installments is NGO Hip Hop for Change‘s monthly Concrete Roots event at the Legionnaire in Oakland on 07/20/17. We will be headlining the event, DJ Netwerk is holding down our set, JPZ is hosting, and our allies Dr. Charity Clay and Blackcloud MC are also on the roster.
On 07/22/17, we will be performing at the Precita Eyes 21st Annual Urban Arts Festival. This event is an outdoor celebration with kid stations and community booths. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own paint to bomb the walls. Our R.O.T.C. brethren Unlearn the World will rock this one as well..
Later that Saturday, we will support Namaste Pizza’s Grand Opening of their Pleasanton restaurant. The first 100 guests will receive a FREE medium pizza of their choice!! Our R.O.T.C. infantry, including Watzreal, Breathless, and Unlearn the World, will be doing performances and freestyles alongside 2FS.
The first one, Samurai Original, is produced by longtime Bay Area artist Mister Cleen, and references one of our clothing sponsors.. I implement my patented 4 bar language switch on this one.
Here are the “Samurai Mask” hats from Samurai Original. If you’re interested, click here.
The second banger is 2nd Floor Soldier, produced by our cohort Seneca of Earth Amplified. We take a no-nonsense RBG stance on this one and all of my verses are in Japanese. These are my most serious Japanese bars thus far.
Shout out D-Wiz at Drum Dealer for mixing these songs.
My first album “Rewritten Code ov Honor” and second album “Projekt Life Force” are now available for free download.
“Rewritten Code ov Honor” was independently released in 2005. I could only rhyme in English back then.. upon completion of this album I left on a 2 year exodus to Asia, and lived in Chengdu, Shanghai, and Tokyo. I literally traveled the world with this CD in my luggage and will forever cherish the memories it allowed me to have.
I spent the next five years developing my Japanese flow… I just needed to become a bilingual MC, that’s all that I cared about.. “Projekt Life Force” was released in 2010 from We Nod Records in Tokyo. In retrospect, this is the album that marks the advent of the MC I am still becoming today.
“Projekt Life Force” features “Peto,” which is some real shit about the only woman that I’ve ever loved.