Kreva (rapper)

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Kreva
Birth name Takashi Hatakeyama (畠山貴志?)
Also known as Doctor K
Born (1976-06-18) June 18, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop rap, hip-hop
Occupation(s) Rapper-songwriter, emcee, music producer
Years active 1997-present
Labels Burger Inn Records, Knife Edge
Associated acts Kick the Can Crew, By Phar the Dopest, Funky Grammar Unit, Toshinobu Kubota, Daichi Miura
Website www.kreva.biz

Takashi Hatakeyama (畠山 貴志 Hatakeyama Takashi?, born June 18, 1976), better known by his stage name Kreva, is a Japanese rapper and record producer signed with the Burger Inn Records and Pony Canyon's Knife Edge labels. He is a solo artist as well as a member of various hip hop groups, including Kick the Can Crew,[1] By Phar the Dopest with fellow MC Cuezero, and a large ensemble of other Japanese hip hop groups in Funky Grammar Unit.

His stage name is derived from the English word "clever".[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

In September 2011, Kreva released his fifth album, Go. The album charted at number 2 on the Oricon weekly charts.[2][3] Following the release of the album, Kreva began his first tour in two years, known as "Kreva Concert Tour 2012: Go".[4] In June 2012, Kreva released his single "Oh Yeah!", which charted at number 8 on the Oricon weekly charts.[2][5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Shinjin Kreva (新人クレバ?) (2004)
  • Ai Jibunhaku (愛・自分博?) (2006)
  • Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu (よろしくお願いします?) (2007)
  • Shinzō (心臓?) (2009)
  • Go (2011)
  • Space (2013)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Oasys (2010)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Kreva no Best Ban (クレバのベスト盤?) (2008)
  • Japanese Rap Star for USA, Vol. 1 (2011)

Remix albums[edit]

  • Best of MixCD No. 1 (2007)
  • Best of MixCD No. 2 (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • Kibō no Honō (希望の炎?, Flame of Hope) (2004)
  • Neiro (音色?) (2004)
  • Hitori Janai no yo (ひとりじゃないのよ?, You're Not Alone) (2004)
  • Funky Glamorous (ファンキーグラマラス?) feat. Mummy-D (2005)
  • Issai Gassai (イッサイガッサイ?) (2005)
  • Start (スタート?) (2005)
  • Kokuminteki Gyōji (国民的行事?, National Event) (2005)
  • "Have a Nice Day!" (2006)
  • "The Show" (2006)
  • Aggressive (アグレッシ部?) (2007)
  • Kureba Ii no ni (くればいいのに?) (featuring Masamune Kusano) (2007)
  • Strong Style (ストロングスタイル?) (2007)
  • "Magic" (with Toshinobu Kubota) (2007)
  • Seikō (成功?, Success) (2009)
  • "I Wanna Know You" (2009)
  • Umarete Kite Arigatō (生まれてきてありがとう?) (featuring Yuu Sakai) (2009)
  • "Nothing" (2009)
  • Katte ni Remix Series (勝手にリミックスシリーズ?) (2009)
  • Blue ( Ao?) (2009)
  • Red ( Aka?) (2009)
  • A to XYZ / Slow Beat (A to XYZ / スロウビート?) (Toko Furuuchi and Kreva) (2009)
  • Idome (挑め?, Challenge) (2011)
  • "C'mon, Let's Go" (2011)
  • "Kila Kila" (2011)
  • "Tan-Kyu-Shin" (2011)
  • "Strong" (Miyavi vs Kreva) (2011)
  • Hikari (ひかり?, Light) (2012)
  • "Oh Yeah!" (2012)
  • "Na Na Na" (2012)
  • Ouja no Kyuujitsu (王者の休日?, Champion Holidays) (2013)
  • Tranquilizer (トランキライザー?) (2014)

DVDs[edit]

  • Kreva Tour 2006 Ai Jibunhaku - Kokuminteki Gyōji - Nippon Budōkan (KREVA TOUR 2006 愛・自分博 ~国民的行事~ 日本武道館?) (2006)
  • Kreva Concert Tour '07 Imishin (KREVA CONCERT TOUR '07 意味深?) (2007)
  • Kreva Concert Tour '07 K-ing: Nippon Budōkan 2 Days (KREVA CONCERT TOUR '07 K-ing~日本武道館2DAYS?) (2008)
  • Chart Busters K! (チャートバスターズK!?) (2008)
  • MTV Unplugged Kreva (2008)
  • Kreva Concert Tour '09 Imishin 2 (KREVA CONCERT TOUR '09 意味深2?) (2009)
  • Kreva Concert Tour '09-10' "Shinzō" Round 3: Yokohama Arena (KREVA CONCERT TOUR "09-10" 「心臓」 ROUND3 横浜アリーナ?) (2010)
  • Kreva Concert Tour 2011-2012 "Go" Tokyo International Forum (KREVA CONCERT TOUR 2011-2012「GO」東京国際フォーラム?) (2012)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 (with Kick The Can Crew) MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Live Performance Won
2004 Saga Continue (with Kick The Can Crew) MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Group Video Won
(with Kick The Can Crew) MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Website Won
2005 I'm Not Alone MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Male Video Nominated
Funky Glamorous MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
2006 Issai Gassai MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
2007 The Show MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Hip Hop Video Won
The Show MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Male Video Nominated
2008 Strong Style MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
Magic MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Collaboration Video Nominated
2009 A-ka-sa-ta-na-ha-ma-ya-ra-wa-o-n (あかさたなはまやらわをん?) MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Male Video Won
A-ka-sa-ta-na-ha-ma-ya-ra-wa-o-n (あかさたなはまやらわをん?) MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
2010 Speechless MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Male Video Nominated
Speechless MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Hip Hop Video Won
2012 Basics (基準?) MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Hip Hop Video Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Chris "Kreva Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-11
  2. ^ a b List of releases of Kreva. Oricon Style Japan. November 10, 2012
  3. ^ Kreva Album Charting History. Oricon Style Japan. Retrieved on November 10, 2012
  4. ^ First live solo national tour Utsunomiya decision, Shizuoka, in Hachioji years, 2 KREVA. Oricon Style Japan. Retrieved on November 10, 2012
  5. ^ Kreva Single Chart History. Oricon Style Japan. Retrieved on November 10, 2012

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