Teriyaki Boyz

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Teriyaki Boyz
Teriyaki Boyz.jpg
Teriyaki Boyz in Bangkok, Thailand
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-hip hop
J-pop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Def Jam/(B)APE Sounds (2005-present) Universal/Star Trak Entertainment (2007-2010)
Associated acts Daft Punk, Rip Slyme, M-Flo, Pharrell, Kanye West, Manami
Website teriyakiboyz.com
Members Ilmari
Ryo-Z
Verbal
Wise
Nigo

Teriyaki Boyz is a Japanese hip hop group from Tokyo, Japan. The group consists of Ilmari and Ryo-Z from Rip Slyme, Verbal from M-Flo, rapper Wise and Nigo, the DJ and founder of the popular Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape. Hence the group members are prominently seen sporting Bathing Ape wear for live concerts and in music videos.

Their debut album from Def Jam Recordings and (B)APE Sounds, titled Beef or Chicken was produced by an array of rap and electronica producers including Adrock of the Beastie Boys, Cornelius, Cut Chemist, Daft Punk, Dan the Automator, DJ Premier, DJ Shadow, Just Blaze, Jermaine Dupri, Mark Ronson, and The Neptunes. Their first single "HeartBreaker", was produced by Daft Punk and contains elements of the Daft Punk song "Human After All". The group has gone on to collaborate with renowned rap artists Kanye West, Jay-Z, Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, and Big Sean for their subsequent singles.

Two tracks by the Teriyaki Boyz were featured on the The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift soundtrack, the title track "Tokyo Drift (Fast and the Furious)", and "Cho L A R G E", featuring Pharrell which had previously been released on their debut album.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[1][A] Certifications
JPN
[2]
TWN East Asian
[3]
Beef or Chicken 4 19 101,000
Serious Japanese
  • Released: January 28, 2009 (JPN)
  • Label: Def Jam Japan/(B)ape Sounds
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
3 44,000
"—" denotes items that did not chart.

Mix tape[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[1]
JPN
[2]
Delicious Japanese
  • Mix-tape and video album set, featuring footage from the Do You Like Japan? tour
  • Released: December 2, 2009 (JPN)
  • Label: Def Jam Japan/(B)ape Sounds
  • Formats: CD/DVD, digital download
41 5,000

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
JPN Oricon
[2]
JPN Hot 100
[5][B]
US
"HeartBreaker" 2005 Beef or Chicken
"Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)" 2006 [C]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[10]
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (soundtrack)
"I Still Love H.E.R."
(featuring Kanye West)
2007 12 Serious Japanese
"Zock On!"
(featuring Pharrell and Busta Rhymes)
2008 16 4
"Work That!"
(featuring Pharrell and Chris Brown)
2009 18 7
"Itsumo It's More" (いつも IT’S MORE?, "It's Always More") 24
"Even More"
(featuring Minami from Iyse)
Delicious Japanese
"—" denotes items that did not chart, were ineligible to chart due to a lack of a physical single release, or were released before the creation on the Japan Hot 100 in 2008.

Other appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances that feature Teriyaki Boyz
Title Year Album
"Kamikaze 108" 2004 Nigo (B)ape Sounds
"Chō Large" (超LARGE?, "Really Large") 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (soundtrack)

Video albums[edit]

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[2]
The Official Delivery Icchō DVD (デリバリイッチョウ?)
  • Released: March 29, 2006 (JPN)
  • Label: Def Jam Japan/(B)ape Sounds
  • Formats: DVD
26
World Tour
  • Released: March 19, 2008 (JPN)
  • Label: Def Jam Japan/(B)ape Sounds
  • Formats: DVD
55

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sales provided by Oricon database and are rounded to the nearest thousand copies.
  2. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Zock On!",[6] "Work That",[7] "Itsumo It's More".[8]
  3. ^ "Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)" peaked at number 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, a 25 position extension to the Hot 100.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved September 30, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b c d "TERIYAKI BOYZのリリース一覧" [List of Teriyaki Boyz' Releases]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. 2006 week 16. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2005年11月" [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (November 2005)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. December 10, 2005. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). March 26, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). January 21, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). February 4, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Teriyaki Boyz - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  10. ^ "レコード協会調べ 10月度有料音楽配信認定" [Record Association Investigation: October Digital Music Download Certifications] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. November 20, 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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