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Rapper & Interpreter MEISO realizes Fun & Learning “Edutainment” Through Books

2024.6.6

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A circle of friends connected by goo touchi! The “FIST BUMP” corner of the radio program “GRAND MARQUEE” features people who live and enjoy Tokyo in a relay format.

On December 18, MEISO, a bilingual rapper and simultaneous interpreter, will appear. We asked him about his thoughts on the MC battle that took place the day before the broadcast, why he decided to move to Hawaii, and the details of his English study book published in 2023.

First visit to Japan in about 5 years for MC Battle

Takano (MC): MEISO, you usually live in Hawaii.

MEISO: I am a rapper, and I came to Japan because I was invited to the MC Battle that was held yesterday.

Takano: What kind of event was it?

MEISO: It was an event called “KING OF KINGS vs 真ADRENALINE” held at KT Zepp YOKOHAMA, where fierce MCs from all over Japan gathered and had a battle to diss each other.

Takano: Actually, I learned about MEISO when he became the MC battle champion at “B-Boy Park 2003” in 2003.

Celeina (MC): This may ring a bell with some of our listeners.

MEISO: It was 2003, you know. Many of you may not have been born yet.

TAKANO: Had it been a long time since the MC battle?

MEISO: Yes, it must have been 5 or 6 years.

Takano: You came to Japan to participate in that battle, how was it?

MEISO: It was a lot of fun.

Celeina: I guess fun comes first.

MEISO: It was a great adrenaline rush to freestyle in front of so many people.

Celeina: When you rap, do you mainly rap in Japanese or do you mix it up with English?

MEISO: Some of the songs are mixed, some are only in English, and some are only in Japanese, but yesterday I did almost exclusively in Japanese since the audience was all in Japanese. We lost.

Celeina:But “fun” was the first one. It’s very nice, isn’t it?

MEISO: I was allowed to rap hard and passionately, so it was like I was back in high school, like I was a youth.

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