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Date of birth : 1984
Label : QUEEN’S ROOM
Coma-chi is an iconic rapper who has long accumulated unwavering support and respect as a pioneer. She possesses exceptional skills and a unique sense as a musician and evolves daily as a versatile artist, having established a new style called “drum no tataki-katarai“. She started making music as a singer in a band during her college years. At the age of 15, she discovered Hip-Hop and learned the art of rap. In 2005, she became the first female finalist in the country’s biggest competition, the B-boy Park MC Battle and her name quickly spread throughout the country. Her first album, “Day before blue“, released the following year in 2006, dominated the national hip-hop scene, and her song “Michibata” featured on the album, is now considered a classic of Japanese rap.
The appearance of the first authentic Japanese female rapper quickly made waves in the music industry, and she was flooded with collaboration requests from significant artists such as m-flo, Miura Daichi, Kato Miliyah, and ZEEBRA. Her song “B-girl-ism”, a response to RHYMESTER‘s song “B-boy-ism”, became a true classic.
In 2009, she made a grand debut as a promising new artist on iTunes, and her second album, “RED NAKED“, monopolized the download charts. She composed songs for films, TV commercials and quickly became famous. However, after two years, she terminated her contract, citing discomfort with the manufacturing of market-driven products and the top-down approach of companies.
In 2011, she founded her music label, Queen’s Room, to express herself sincerely with overflowing energy. She began releasing works focusing on free creative activities, breaking free from gender stereotypes and market demands. In 2013, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for participating in Jamaican artist “Sly & Robbie’s” album “REGGAE CONNECTION“. She attended the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. She continues her activities actively. In 2018, after a period dedicated to raising his daughter and deepening her roots, she released her latest album titled “JOMON GREEN“, with the theme centered around the keyword “Jomon.” She collaborated with American producers such as Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg to convey the message of “Jomon” at the heart of the Japanese people. Two years later, she presented a new album, “Japanoia” in collaboration with Umaya Hiroto. “Japanoia” achieved success among her international fans.
COMA-CHI Interview – August 2022