Scha Dara Parr
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Scha Dara Parr (スチャダラパー Suchadarapā ), or SDP for short, is a three-member Japanese hip-hop group that formed in 1988 and debuted in 1990. The group consists of two MCs, Bose and Ani, and one DJ, Shinco. In comparison to American gangsta rap, Scha Dara Parr lacks the hardcore machismo attitude. Scha Dara Parr is often compared to rap trio the Beastie Boys due to their similar lyrical stylings, presence, and music. When pushed to describe the rebelliousness of their music, the group commented that many of their songs are simply fragments of conversation without polite words.
The group is best known for their 1994 hit single, "Kon'ya wa Boogie-Back" (今夜はブギー・バック Kon'ya wa Bugī Bakku ) featuring Kenji Ozawa (小沢 健二), which attained sales of over 500,000 units. The song is based on samples from En Vogue's 1992 single, "Give It Up, Turn It Loose."
Scha Dara Parr gained minor US recognition by appearing on De La Soul's 1993 album, Buhloone Mindstate. The group rapped in a mixture of mostly Japanese and some English on the track "Long Island Wildin'".
The title track to the group's third album, "Game Boys", was featured in the Japanese commercial for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
- Ani: Yōsuke Matsumoto (松本洋介) - MC
- Bose: Makoto Kōshima (光嶋誠) - MC
- Shinco: Shinsuke Matsumoto (松本真介) - DJ
- Scha Dara Daisakusen (1990)
- Towering Nonsense (1991)
- Wild Fancy Alliance (1993)
- 5th Wheel 2 The Coach (1995)
- Gūzen no Album (1996)
- fun-key LP (1998)
- Docompact Disc (2000)
- The 9th Sense (2004)
- Con10po (2006)
- 11 (2009)
- Scha Dara Gaiden (1994)
- Potent Hits ~Single Collection~ (1994)
- Toshiba Classic 95-97 (1998)
- CAN YOU COLLABORATE?~best collaboration songs&music clips (2008)
- Best of Schadaraparr 1990-2010 (2010)
- Cycle Hits ~remix Best Collection~ (1995)
- Kristof, Nicholas D. (January 29, 1996). "'Rappers' Credo: No Sex, Please? We're Japanese' from The New York Times, January 29, 1996". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
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