AK-69

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AK-69
Birth nameTakeshi Hiroki (武士 尋己)[1]
Also known asKalassy Nikoff, Redsta[2]
Born1978[2]
OriginKomaki, Aichi, Japan[3]
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)rapper, singer
Years active2003 – present
LabelsFlying B Entertainment/Def Jam Recordings
Websitewww.ak-69.jp

AK-69, also known as Kalassy Nikoff (エーケーシックスティーナイン/カラシニコフ) is a Japanese Hip Hop artist from Komaki, Aichi. As a rapper, AK-69 uses his stage name; while singing, he is usually known as 'Kalassy Nikoff'. AK-69 also goes by the alias 'REDSTA'. In 2004, he began producing a fashion line known as 'BAGARCH'.[3] The single 'Public Enemy' was nominated in 2011 for Best Hip Hop Music Video in the MTV Music Aid Japan, and won the same award at the 2011 Space Shower Music Video Awards. At the 2011 Billboard Japan Awards, AK-69 was selected as Independent Artist of the Year.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  1. B-ninjah & AK-69 "RED HOT FIGHTER" (March 7, 2003)
  2. Kalassy Nikoff "NEVER GONNA STOP/THAT GIRL" ( March 31, 2004)
  3. B-ninjah & AK-69 "Staaand up !!!" (January 19, 2005)
  4. AK-69 "69 -I'm a Player- " (September 21, 2005)
  5. AK-69 "Live For Da Hustle (feat. Billy Cook)" (October 25, 2006)
  6. AK-69 a.k.a. Kalassy Nikoff "Ding Ding Dong ~Heart's Bell (心の鐘)~" (September 19, 2007)
  7. AK-69 a.k.a. Kalassy Nikoff "Iron Horse-No Mark-/Let’s Party" (February 18, 2009)
  8. AK-69 "PUBLIC ENEMY" (August 25, 2010)
  9. AK-69 "69" (July 27, 2011)
  10. AK-69 "SWAG IN DA BAG" (March 21, 2012)
  11. AK-69 "SWAG WALK" (September 26, 2012)
  12. AK-69 "THE SHOW MUST GO ON" (November 21, 2012)
  13. AK-69 "Locker Room (ロッカールーム)-Go Hard or Go Home-" (September 24, 2014)
  14. AK-69 "Oh Lord(feat. Fabolous)" (December 17, 2014)
  15. AK-69 "Flying B" (February 24, 2016)
  16. AK-69 "With You / KINGPIN" (July 6, 2016)
  17. AK-69 "I Still Shine (feat. Che'Nelle) / Stronger" (October 18, 2017)
  18. AK-69 "BRAVE feat. Toshl (X JAPAN)" (May 14, 2018)

Albums[edit]

  1. B-ninjah & AK-69 From the street (October 25, 2003)
  2. B-ninjah & AK-69 DA REAL THING -from the street- (December 6, 2003)
  3. Kalassy Nikoff PAINT THE WORLD (June 23, 2004)
  4. B-ninjah & AK-69 Natural Nine (March 24, 2005)
  5. AK-69 a.k.a. Kalassy Nikoff REDSTA -The Rap Attacker- (February 22, 2006)
  6. Kalassy Nikoff REDSTA -The Melodizm- (February 22, 2006)
  7. AK-69 a.k.a. Kalassy Nikoff BEST OF REDSTA (December 20, 2006)
  8. Kalassy Nikoff THE STORY OF REDSTA (February 28, 2007)
  9. AK-69 THE STORY OF REDSTA (March 21, 2007)
  10. AK-69 a.k.a. Kalassy Nikoff TRIUMPHANT RETURN ~Redsta iz back~ (January 23, 2008)
  11. AK-69 a.k.a. Kalassy Nikoff THE STORY OF REDSTA ~TOUR FINAL '08~ Chapter 1 (December 10, 2008)
  12. AK-69 a.k.a. Kalassy Nikoff THE STORY OF REDSTA ~TOUR FINAL '08~ Chapter 2 (January 14, 2009)
  13. AK-69 THE CARTEL FROM STREETS (September 2, 2009)
  14. AK-69 THE STORY OF REDSTA -RED MAGIC TOUR 2009– Chapter 1 (February 24, 2010)
  15. AK-69 THE STORY OF REDSTA -RED MAGIC TOUR 2009– Chapter 2 (March 24, 2010)
  16. AK-69 THE RED MAGIC (January 26, 2011)
  17. AK-69 THE INDEPENDENT KING (January 9, 2013)
  18. AK-69 THE THRONE (March 25, 2015)
  19. AK-69 DAWN (November 23, 2016)

DVD[edit]

  1. "THE STORY OF REDSTA-69 Party-" (March 28, 2008)
  2. "THE STORY OF REDSTA -The Red Magic 2011- Chapter 1" (December 28, 2011)
  3. "THE STORY OF REDSTA -The Red Magic 2011- Chapter 2" (February 2, 2012)
  4. "THE MOVIE ~Road to The Independent King~" (July 10, 2013)
  5. "1:43372 Road to The Independent King ~THE ROOTS & THE FUTURE~" (July 30, 2014)
  6. "HALL TOUR 2015 FOR THE THRONE FINAL-COMPLETE EDITION-" (January 1, 2016)
  7. "Zepp Tour 2016 〜Flying B〜" (March 8, 2017)

Guest appearance[edit]

  • II-J "PLAY ON THE STREET" (January 22, 2003) ※featuring B-ninjah & AK-69
  • DS455 "Summer Sweetz" (July 7, 2004)
  • B-ninjah "SOUND TRACK 4 LIFE ~Life Music (人生音楽)~" (July 22, 2004)
  • Takehiro Kunugi"The Man The Fiddler" (July 22, 2004)
  • DJ 4-SIDE "THUGS 4 LIFE" (August 7, 2004)
  • II-J "PLAY ON THE STREET REMIX" (August 24, 2004)
  • DJ PMX "D'z Nuts FM Station VOL.1" (February 2, 2005)
  • DJ Ryow "PROJECT DREAMS"' (March 31, 2005)
  • "E"qual "The Rock City ~M.O.S.A.D.'s Town~"' (September 21, 2005)
  • SYGNAL ENDLESS FILE "Beginning of Legend"' (October 26, 2005)
  • DJ RYOW&TOMOKIYO(GRAND BEATZ) "PROJECT DREAMS pt.2" (August 15, 2006)
  • DJ 4-SIDE "THUGS 4 LIFE II" (August 16, 2006)
  • GDX "SLOW BURNING" (October 4, 2006)
  • ANARCHY "ROB THE WORLD" (December 13, 2006)
  • sand "NUTHIN’BUT A BITTER MOUTH" (March 10, 2007)
  • GIPPER "Gip-code" (May 23, 2007)
  • YORK "SOLDIER" (May 30, 2007)
  • BIG RON "MISTA XXXXXL" (June 6, 2007)
  • II-J "NEW OLD STOCK" (June 13, 2007)
  • DJ RYOW&TOMOKIYO(GRAND BEATZ) "PROJECT DREAMS PT.3~Since 2002・・・~" (June 27, 2007)
  • EL LATINO "LOS 13 ANGELES" (July 18, 2007)
  • "E"qual "KING & QUEEN" (July 18, 2007)
  • HOKT "BAD BOY PARADISE" (August 8, 2007)
  • DJ RYOW&TOMOKIYO(GRAND BEATZ) "PROJECT DREAMS PT.4" (August 15, 2007)
  • DJ GO"730 RAIDERS" (September 19, 2007)
  • GANXTA CUE"DAWN OF NEW ERA" (September 19, 2007)
  • DJ PMX "THE ORIGINAL" (September 24, 2008)
  • YORK "Brotherhood" (September 26, 2008)
  • "E"qual "TV Crushman & Radio JackerTV Crushman & Radio Jacker" (November 26, 2008)
  • Spicy Chocolate "This Road (この道を) REMIX" (December 23, 2008)
  • Horai "Heisei Zipangu(平成ジパング)" (December 3, 2008)
  • Rowshi  "PRIDE" (December 3, 2008))
  • EXTRIDE "It’s My Life" (January 21, 2009))
  • Koda Kumi "Trick" (January 28, 2009)
  • twenty4-7 "PROGRESS" (February 18, 2009)
  • DJ RYOW&TOMOKIYO(GRAND BEATZ) "PROJECT DREAMS PT.5" (March 25, 2009)
  • Lisa Yamaguchi "Sunshine" (July 1, 2009)
  • DJ MAYUMI "PARADISE" (July 29, 2009)
  • RIKI "National Domination " (全国制覇)(October 7, 2009)
  • Shion "Truth" (October 7, 2009)
  • G.CUE "G.A.N.X.T.A." (November 11, 2009)
  • DJ Ryow "BEST OF TOKONA-X mixed by DJ RYOW " (November 25, 2009)
  • HI-D "It's Not Over" (December 23, 2009)
  • DJ RYUUKI "CONSPIRACY" (January 20, 2010)
  • AKIRA "VICE" (January 25, 2010)
  • MOST MAJESTIC MIND "NO WAY DUDE" (April 5, 2010)
  • NATO "13 BEATS TO DIE" (May 12, 2010)
  • COMA-CHI "Beauty or the Beast?" (May 26, 2010)
  • KJI "GH -The First Gate-" (June 24, 2010)
  • ZANG HAOZI "SIN" (July 21, 2010)
  • YORK "Key of Life" (August 25, 2010)
  • DJ MOTO "052 BIG BOSS" (September 15, 2010)
  • G.B.L. "Lucky Child" (December 8, 2010)
  • DS455 "TRIBUTE TO DS455" (December 8, 2010)
  • ROWSHI "AFFECTION & HATE" (May 18, 2011)
  • DJ RYOW "MORE THAN MUSIC" (May 25, 2011)
  • SIMON "twice born" (June 8, 2011)
  • HORI "K.O.N" (June 29, 2011)
  • ALLY & DIAZ "ALLY & DIAZ" (June 29, 2011)
  • SPICY CHOCOLATE "Shibuya RAGGA SWEET COLLECTION" (September 14, 2009)
  • DJ☆GO "THE BLUE LINE" (September 21, 2011)
  • SAY "Virgo" (October 12, 2011)
  • Lisa Yamaguchi "LOVE & PRIDE" (January 25, 2012)
  • A-1 "NEVER MIND" (January 25, 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AK-69、TJR、RED SPIDER、CYBERJAPAN DANCERSより"TeamK"が「MUSIC CIRCUS FUKUOKA」に出演決定" (in Japanese). music.jp. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  2. ^ a b "AK-69" (in Japanese). Natalie.mu. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  3. ^ a b "愛知県出身のAK-69が、待望のニューアルバム「DAWN」をDef Jam Recordingsより発表!" (in Japanese). NewsWalker. 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  4. ^ AK-69 Biography Archived May 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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