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Hip-Hop & Culture Podcast based out of Tokyo, Japan; three diverse hosts with as diverse opinions. Episodes drop twice a month with special guests and a report of upcoming shows in Tokyo! You won't want to miss it!!

Hip-Hop & Culture Podcast based out of Tokyo, Japan; three diverse hosts with as diverse opinions. Episodes drop twice a month with special guests and a report of upcoming shows in Tokyo! You won't want to miss it!!
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Hip-Hop & Culture Podcast based out of Tokyo, Japan; three diverse hosts with as diverse opinions. Episodes drop twice a month with special guests and a report of upcoming shows in Tokyo! You won't want to miss it!!




MLS #051: The Marley Marl Episode w Brooklyn Terry

The legendary Marley Marl joined us in Ikebukuro for an extra long and informative episode! He shared more about his personal life and opinons on the industry than weve seen anywhere else. From his second home here in Nagasaki to his daughter not knowing about his impact in hiphop history. We also talked about several facets of the music industry including his opinion on P Diddys sampling ethics, hip-house music, Bambaataa's sexual misconduct allegations, as well Marley and Mr Magic's WBLS...


MLS #050: With Sunday Replay, Tokyo Cliff of RUMP and the return of Steze!

Episode 50 with Josh and Akira of Sunday Replay, Tokyo Cliff of the Raw Urban Mobile Podcast and the return of Steze!!!! Thank you to all of our listeners. All the Tanakas. Shout out to D Dahlinger, Z Konketsuji, Maseo, Asia Marie, DJ Ken-Ske, Adelaide, The Ocean and I, DJ Ajay, Jayda B, Brooklyn Terry, Dj Tsu, Cal Combs, Shioriybradshaw, Budamunk, John Robinson, Eloh Kush, Keen Wakeen, Miss Inglewood, Mike Magik, Tracy Jones, Dj Sarasa, Foniks, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Sims, Cirrcle, Devin...


MLS #049: The Mega Ran Late Show w Mega Ran and DJ AA Rock

Extra Mega Episode #49!!!! Our guests today stopped by after rocking the Tokyo Game Show. Thats right, we got the Nerd Core legend, Guinness Book World Record holder, super talented emcee, MEGA RAN! His musical output and grind is unmatched! we talk about a little of everything so check it out. Also shout out to his DJ AA Rock who joined us as well. Look forward to another conversation episode with AA Rock in a few weeks. Weather Reports: Mega: MC Lars and Mega Ran - The Mouse and Me Mega...


MLS #048: Progress Boppers with MC Boodah

MC Boodah is a talented MC and event organizer here in Tokyo. His event, Beat the Best, is a live beat battle where producers are give a sample have 30 minutes to create a track. We talk to him about his upbringing, upcoming music projects and events. Also we got the homie, HEEM KING, in studio on the 3rd mic. Check it out! Weather Reports: Late: Be Free - City Of Seoul Mega: Edan and Homeboy Sandman - Never Use the Internet Again MC Boodah -G YAMAZAWA - Buri Buri (feat. *MIYACHI & Pablo...


MLS: Fireside Chat #001

No guest on this one. Just Late and Mega catching up and having a conversation about the last few episodes with DJ Quietstorm, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and El Da Sensei. We also talk about the late Great Mac Miller, Nas' response to Kelis' domestic violence accusations, Eminem and his new album, and some other stuffs. New episode with a guest next week. Links: **LINKS*** TICH MBIRI PHOTOGRAPHY instagram @tichgraphicxz, email : Megalateshow /on twitter,...


MLS #47: The El Da Sensei Episode

Yo EL DA SENSEI of the legendary ARTIFACTS crew joined in studio after his short tour of japan. El has been coming to Japan since the 90s and it was dope hearing all the connections with Japanese hiphop culture. We also got a lot of insight into El's thoughts on the current state of hiphop and he shared an unreleased track from his upcoming collaborative album with Sadat X. Check it out. Weather Reports: Late: The Legion - Jingle Jangle Mega: DJ Muggs - Assassination Day feat DOOM and KOOL...


MLS #046: The Midnight Hour w/ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Yo this episode does need much introduction. We sat down with the legendsm Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, before their performance as The Midnight Hour at The Billboard Live in Tokyo. We had a quick conversation about Tokyo, working with Marvel, hip-hop culture turning 45 and a few other things. Buy their music, support their projects, and respect the culture. Rest in peace Phife Dawg, J Dilla and Chris Lighty. You can find the Midnight Hours music everywhere. **LINKS***...


MLS #045: The DJ Quietstorm Episode

Yo this episode is super long and jam packed with hella interesting perspective from an OG in Tokyo and the West Coast underground hip-hop community. Thats right, we got the living legend himself, Dj Quietstorm!!!! Hes a beatmaker, dj, event organizer and much more. Hes a member of the legendary Living Legends crew as well as multiple Japanese crews. He went to high school here and then moved back to Tokyo almost 27 years ago. He sat down to tell us a few of his experiences and give us a...


MLS # 044: The Aaron Choulai Episode

Aaron Choulai is a producer/composer/beatmaker from Papua New Guinea that as been living in Tokyo for over a decade. In that time hes become one of the most respected, well-known and creative musicians in the community. Often working with several of the dopest artists in Japan such as Kojoe, 5lack, Olive Oli, Fitz Ambro$e, Submerse, Budamunk and a plethora of others. We talk about his early beginnings in music education and training with jazz and blues and all the way to his experiments...


MLS Kaiwa: Nasir album live reaction/ G.o.o.d Music conversation

A couple weeks ago, we had some extra time before recording with Hiroking so we decided to do a live reaction to the newly released Nas and Kanye project. We discuss all the recently released G.O.O.D Music projects and the unaddressed accusations of abuse against Nas from Kelis. Also the homie, Heem King, joins for the last portion of the recording. Make sure to check out next week when we back to the regularly scheduled programming. MLS 2018 ***LINKS*** Megalateshow /on twitter, Facebook...


MLS # 038: The Mighty DJ HiroKing Episode

Whats up with the crustlessness ???!!! This episode were joined by one of Tokyo's greatest. He is a b-boy, DJ, beat maker, producer, entrepreneur and organizer of Tokyo's Mild Out event. That's right, we've got the mighty DJ HIRO KING in studio!! For those that don't know, Mild Out is a reoccurring event that takes place once every two months. Every event is themed after something or someone in hip-hop culture and a live band recreates the music. In the past theyve had Kendrick Lamar, Drake...


MLS: 2018 Summer Mega Mix

Hello Peace Peace, Peoples! This week we've got an hour long mix that Mega put together using tracks that came out in 2018. Mainstream, underground, indie, ect. All levels, All quadrants. He definitely left out some super popular releases because yall already on that. probably most likely maybe. Well return to our regularly scheduled Mega Late Show programming next Friday! Message us for any track title inquiries or do a google. Thank you for being down with it. Hug your mom for us....


MLS #037: "B*TCH I GOT FLAVORS" With Ramses of Sugar Shack

TRILLS ARE VAST! This week were joined by Ramses, the owner of Sugar Shack! Ramses is an entrepreneur and a practitioner of Shibari (the art of Japanese rope bondage). Sugar Shack is a cotton candy business with at least 30 unique flavors. So we get into how his business began and how he started in shibari. Also, we talk about Talib Kweli being accused of sexual improprieties by a former business partner, as well as our some quick thoughts on Kanye's new album. And hold up, i dont mean to...


MLS: #036 The DJ Kaistar Episode!!!

THIS WEEK WE SAT DOWN WITH THE ONE AND ONLY DJ KAISTAR OF LA. Kaistar is a tremendously talented DJ that made a name for himself playing everything from funk soul to hip-hop and house. He made a name for himself rocking shows all over the globe but is consistently coming to Japan for events. He recently pressed up a dope mix cd called NOT GOING NOWHERE. Hes also going to be playing at SPEAKEASY TYO's 4 year anniversary this weekend, so go check that out. We also talk about a bunch of other...


MLS #035 "Drinks Ampersand Drinks" w/ Afrodyty feat Cal Combs

Yo!!!! This episode were joined by our supremely talented, friend of the show, Chalice AKA Afrodyty! Listeners well remember her from several episodes but this time were here to celebrate the release of her debut album "From Dark to Light: A Love Journal." We talk about her creative process, growing up in Georgia, and we get especially messy with our good friend over drinks. We also had powerful Cal Combs on the 3rd mic and we talked about his newest release "505." Cal worked along side...



Yo its a small world! This weeks guest is Mike Soops. MLS member KEEN goes way back with Mike in the LA scene, where Mike Soops has been apart of hella music and art. Hes touched every aspect of hiphop culture. Hes mastered and engineered projects for cats like Blu and Miguel. Hes managed artists. He built and ran J Dillas website. Hes been apart of so many projects and with so many people that Mega even ran into him years ago with MNDSGN and didn't realize it until the recording. Mike Soops...


MLS #033 "Free Range Organic Booty" featuring Louda!

Mijo!!! MLS Illuminati episode #033 is live af. This week were rocking with the latina singer songwriter vocalist extraordinaire, LOUDA! She came all the way from SF and even brought her producer Jacob of the 20XX production team We had a lot of fun and got pretty drunk in the Mega Reactor Buddhas Spine studio. Louda tells us all about her upbringing in Chicago, moving to San Francisco, her musical inspirations, organic booty, and her thoughts on coming to Tokyo for the first time. Louda and...


MLS #032 The DJ Spinna Episode!

Yo! The incredible guest list grows! Dont miss this episode! This week weve got the iconic and legendary DJ Spinna!!! DJ Spinna is a legend in the hiphop and dance music communities. He was one of the most prolific producers during New Yorks independent underground movement of the 90s. 20 years later his legacy is still growing. Hes become one of the worlds most sought after DJs and his fanbase in japan is tremendous. Spinna has also worked alongside with some of the most notable names music...


MLS #031: Mad Millinery Madder Hattery with Thom O'Brien

Tanakas! Break out the gold cutlery and your best hat, this episode weve got, YET again, another one of Tokyos dope culture creatives. We sat down with Tokyos #1 hat maker, Thom O'brien! Hailing from Australia, Thom is the owner and creator of Bona Cappelo, a high end hat company that specializes in fine custom head gear. Thoms also made hats for some of hiphop cultures more prolific artists such as Erykah Badu and Thundercat. Hes Erykah Badu's official hat designer and has a long standing...


MLS Liquid Wards (Meguro-ku): Wailing Winter Winds

LATE's another Liquid Wards mix for ya'll! From now on these will be sub-focused on a different ward of Tokyo each release; there's more details in the episode. The mix is influenced by the Wu/RZA sound. Not necessarily always affiliated, but maybe you can feel in the inklings of influence. Peep our Mixcloud for the track listing: And, sorry, due to the nature of the recordings the quality will vary, but I hope ya'll enjoy. II's Q?: Who's Your...