Muro (DJ)

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MURO
Birth name Takayoshi Murota
Also known as King of Diggin, DJ XXXL
Born (1970-03-25) March 25, 1970 (age 44)
Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture
Origin Japan
Genres Japanese hip hop
Occupations Rapper, DJ, Music producer
Years active 1987–present
Website muro.tv

Takayoshi Murota (室田 隆義 Murota Takayoshi?, born March 25, 1970, in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture), known better as MURO, is an active Japanese hip hop producer and DJ. In 1987 DJ Krush, Microphone Pager, TWIGY and others formed the "KRUSH POSSE", a crew of rappers and Dj's. During this time he excelled at DJing hip-hop and began producing hip-hop beats. His solo debut appeared 1993. In the late 1990s he worked extensively with Nitro Microphone Underground, one of Japan's most successful hip-hop crews. In addition to producing he also was active as a designer.[1] [2] [3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Street Life (1994/4/21)
  • THE VINYL ATHLETES (1999/12/22)
  • EL Carnaval (2000/7/5)
  • LYRICAL TYRANTS From Local To Global (2001/1/24)
  • SPACE FUNK 2001 feat.NIPPS (2001/5/23)

Albums[edit]

  • K.M.W.(King Most Wanted) (1999/4/21)
  • PAN RHYTHM:Flight No.11154 (2000/8/23)
  • INCREDIBLE!-BLUENOTE DJ MIX by MURO (remix) (2001/5/23)
  • KING OF DIGGIN' presents…Sweeeet Baaad A*s Encounter (2002/6/12)
  • CHAIN REACTION (mini album) (2003/1/22)
  • BACK II BACK (best of album) (2004/3/10) (CCCD)
  • BACK II BACK 2 (best of album) (2004/8/25) (CCCD)
  • 20 Street Years Instrumentals Non Stop Mixed by DJ MURO (remix) (2005/7/20)
  • 20 Street Years (2005/7/20)
  • MURO MUROTIMATE BREAKS&BEATS VOL.1 (best of album) (2006/11/22)
  • MURO MUROTIMATE BREAKS&BEATS VOL.2 (best of album) (2006/11/22)
  • TOKYO TRIBE 2 (soundtrack) (2006/11/22)[4]

Featured On[edit]

  • MISIA「つつみ込むように…」 (1998/2/21)
  • つつみ込むように…(DJ WATARAI REMIX~Featuring MURO)
  • Zeebra「BASED ON A TRUE STORY」 (2000/6/14)
  • THE UNTOUCHABLE III featuring MURO
  • RINO LATINA II「Carnival of Rino」 (2001/12/5)
  • 病む街 PartII 第三章 feat.MURO,TWIGY
  • キングギドラ「最新兵器」 (2003/10/8)
  • リアルにやる(MURO Remix)
  • Nitro Microphone Underground「STRAIGHT FROM THE UNDERGROUND」 (2004/8/25)
  • 10%無理 featuring MURO
  • マボロシ「ワルダクミ」 (2004/12/8)
  • SET IT OFF featuring MURO,DABO
  • MIKRIS「M.A.D.」 (2005/10/5)
  • OFF THE CHAIN feat.MURO,TAD'S A.C
  • DJ MASTERKEY「THE ADVENTURES OF DADDY'S HOUSE」 (2006/6/7)
  • RHYME LINE feat.MURO & BOO
  • KASHI DA HANDSOME「DIME PIECES」 (2007/3/7)
  • ALL★STAR feat.MURO,LUNCH TIME SPEAX
  • Patch Up The Pieces ft. Freddie Foxxx & DJ Muro (Album: DJ Babu Presents Duck Season)
  • DJ Cam - Honeymoon, Muro-Han-Tome

M2J[edit]

  • "Maware Maware" - Released under the alias M2J (a duo made up of DJ Muro and John Paul "JP" Lam)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gesthuizen, Thomas. "DJ Muro does west Africa". guardian.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Muro". discogs.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "DJ Muro". fania.com. 
  4. ^ "DJ MURO @福岡O/D 08/09/13 King Of Diggin'". youtube.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

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