Dohzi-T

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Dohzi-T
童子-T
Birth name Takesue Mitsuru
竹末 充
Born (1969-05-13) May 13, 1969 (age 45)
Origin Japan
Genres Hip-hop, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1989–present
Labels Atomic Boom (2001)
Universal Music (2002 - 2003, 2005 - present)
Sony Music Records (2004 - 2005)
Website Official website (Japanese)
Universal Music profile (Japanese)

Dohzi-T (童子-T Dōji Tī?, born May 13, 1969), real name Mitsuru Takesue (竹末 充 Takesue Mitsuru?), is a Japanese rapper, who has been active since 1989.

Biography[edit]

Dohzi-T belonged to hip hop band "Zingi", formed in 1990. He debuted as a solo singer with the single "Shōnen A" (lit. "Boy A") on October 10, 2001. He associated with popular singers such as Shota Shimizu, Miliyah Kato and Hiromi Go.[1] Since he has long career in Japan, he is called "Brother Dohzi" by other musicians.[2] He is also known for his ability to find new singers.[1] Dohzi-T and DJ Bass were featured in Ayumi Hamasaki's song "Nothing from Nothing", released by Nippon Columbia on September 21, 1995.[3] However, Hamasaki soon left from the record label and became a pop singer under Avex Trax. In January 2008, he collaborated with Thelma Aoyama in a song "This Day" on her CD single "Soba ni Iru ne". In June 2008, he released his single "Mō Ichi do...", featuring Beni. It sold over two million ringtone downloads.[2] Soon after "Mō Ichi Do..." released an album named 12 Love Stories including "Mō Ichi do..." as well as other collaboration songs with YU-A (from Foxxi misQ), Thelma Aoyama, JUJU and many more. The album was ranked as No. 3 on the weekly Oricon chart making it Dohzi-T's highest ranked album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  1. 2007 August 29 - ONE MIC #33 on Oricon
  2. 2008 September 24 - 12 Love Stories #3 on Oricon
  3. 2009 December 16 - 4 ever
  4. 2010 December 9 - Gold
  5. 2011 November 30 - 12 Love Stories 2

Collaborations[edit]

  1. 2008 June 11 - Mō Ichi do... #7 on Oricon
  2. 2009 September 2 - Dakishimete feat. Dohzi-T (BENI - Bitter & Sweet) #5 on Oricon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ヒップホップの童子―T 優しいラブソング集好評 (in Japanese). Yomiuri Shimbun. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b "童子-T、キャリア19年目にして"旬"を迎える" (in Japanese). Barks. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  3. ^ "AYUMI FEATURING DOHZI-T & DJ BASS「NOTHING FROM NOTHING」" (in Japanese). natalie. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 

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