Ofunato-based musician created new hip hop ‘Men of Reconstruction’

By Kikki - Last updated: 木曜日, 7月 21, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

[From Ofunato city-my stricken home town]

– East Japan Great Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster-


Hip hop unit ‘LAWBLOW’ in Ofunato City

Let’s will be men of reconstruction from tsunami victims.A Hip hop music unit named ‘LAWBLOW’ lived in Ofunato City is about to sell their new CD album ‘Men of Reconstruction’ on July 27. The theme of the music is their experience of suffering of the tsunami.

Hip hop music is an American musical genre that developed as part of hip hop culture, which is defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beat boxing. The term rap music is often used synonymously with the term hip hop music, but rap vocals are not required for music to be considered “hip hop.”

Two men lost their working place at the tsunami and have been involved in volunteer activities such as removing rubbles and helping tsunami victims in the city. The music was created while they worked in the stricken town. They send out a message in their local language which is only the tsunami victims can create at the stricken town.


‘LOWBLOW’ is consisted of two Ofunato citizens, SLD or Jun Sugawara and STOCK or Kazuya Satomi. The tsunami washed away a working place of SLD and fish-farming facility of STOCK on March 11. ‘It was quite regrettable losing everything at the tsunami. Let’s sing just what we looked on the tsunami.’ They strengthen their determination of restarting music activity.The music was composed on their way to the music production in Sendai City, which ‘LOWBLOW’ belongs to. Mr. Satomi express as such. ‘When we heard my father’s saying in a mutter “We’re not simply weak tsunami victims, but are men of reconstruction of our town.” We also could understand like so.’ The price of music CD will be 1,980 yen including tax. It is available in most music CD shops in Japan and also on the web site shop.




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