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USU 8th album 'MELT'

USU's second return and eighth album 'MELT' is now complete. More colorful, deeper, stronger, gentler, and sadder than the previous album HALT, this is a masterpiece that connects the past and present and presents them for the future.

1.Go produced by DJ TAGA
2.Higher again produced by MONBEE
3.OITKNI feat.Ik0aN produced by DJ KENZI aka BLACKBEATZ
4.Over produced by DJ TAGA
5.Pay money to my life produced by DJ KOL
6.Focus on me feat.sagwon,fuzzy produced by DJ TAGA
7.Bye tonight feat.KRYZ produced by DJ KENZI aka BLACKBEATZ
8.Stitch feat.LiLia. produced by DJ KENZI aka BLACKBEATZ
9.Here produced by DJ TAGA
10.Anymore produced by MONBEE
11. Before you sleep produced by DJ TAGA
12.Cold game produced by DJ TAGA
13.Died once,Again feat.KOTA produced by DJ TAGA
14. One love feat.KOTA produced by DJ TAGA
15.A tale of two people who don't fit together feat.why me produced by DJ TAGA
16.Wherebouts feat.JAY'ED produced by DJ TAGA
17.OITKNI Remix feat.Ik0aN,D.D,Dr.KID produced by DJ KENZI aka BLACKBEATZ
18.GHOST Remix produced by TERU(The Madpotatoman)

All lyrics by USU
Lyrics by JAY'ED / KOTA / KRYZ / LiLia. / Ik0aN / sagwon / fuzzy / D.D / Dr.KID
Main producer / DJ TAGA(STB STUDIO)
Produced by DJ KENZI aka BLACKBEATZ / DJ KOL / MONBEE / TERU(The Madpotatoman)
Total mastering by DJ TAGA(STB STUDIO)
Piano performance by Yuki Imai(Tr.9)
Band performance by The Madpotatoman(Tr.18)
Art work by S.Yagi
Support by LIP MONKEY
Jacket image photo by Ryosuke Ida

Past Rank In


iTunes Store • Hip-Hop/Rap TOP ALBUMS • Japan • TOP 30 • 30 Mar 2023

Past Playlist In

Died once,Again

Apple Music • New in Hip-Hop • 31 Mar 2023

Artist Profile

  • USU

    He started his career as a member of the legendary Niigata group "HIGH de CREW". They performed at Japan's largest HIP-HOP festival, B-BOY PARK, which was unprecedented for a local group, and energetically expanded their live performances throughout the country. After HIGH de CREW's hiatus, he released his first solo album [247-U N'I To You-] in the same year. The lead song "DAY ONE feat. In 2008, they released their 2nd album [365-ROOTS-]. The album features the participation of leading Japanese artists such as SEEDA, SIMON, TAROSOUL, Cypress Ueno, BUZZER BEATS, Darth Rader, and many more. His high skills and passionate lyricism have quickly spread throughout the country, solidifying his presence. The group he leads, "NITE FULL MAKERS," released the album "N" (JAY'ED, Rhyme Union, DJ WATARAI, SKY BEATZ, etc. participated). In the same year, he released his 3rd album [Bee,Bird,Butterfly]. In November 2013, he released his first mix CD "Un'USU'all mixed by DJ SATORU", which can be called his best album. It presented a "new form of mix CD. In December 2014, he released a mini-album "RES", and in March 2015, "DEMO TAPE" created with DJ KENZI in Nagano. In August 2015, he released his 5th album "COMPLETE BOY" and in December 2015, his own love song best "LOVATE". He continued his approach at an astonishing speed of four albums in one year. In the same year, he held his first solo live concert in three locations: Niigata (NEXS), Tokyo (Shibuya FAMILY), and Niigata (CLUB SEVEN). Each time they completely rocked the packed house of fans and heads. In November 2016, they released their sixth album "DOCK". The well-known Japanese hip-hop rasbos 'Hannya' participated in the album. In April 2017, he started a program called "AREA CONNECTION" every Monday at 10pm on WREP, a hip-hop radio station run by ZEEBRA. He has also participated in the live tour of Japan's leading Jazz artist 'TOKU', completely breaking down the boundaries of "hip-hop". He transmits real music from the countryside. Without a doubt, he is one of Japan's leading MCs. ~September 17, 2019: Suddenly retires and disappears from the scene. On January 27, 2021, he made his comeback to the scene with his return album "Too Late," and on January 5, 2022, he released his long-awaited seventh album "HALT," which reached #4 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. It was a fitting start to his comeback. Translated with (free version)

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