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Classic Blues" is the cry of a soul released from the captivity of the past, created by Benizakura, XILA, and producer MACD. Having re-entered the music scene after her release from prison six months ago, Benizakura's voice has a bluesy depth and unique melancholy, and her powerful expression blends beautifully with the hip-hop rhythm. The fusion of Benizakura's bluesy emotional expression and the dynamic beats of hip-hop is overwhelming to listen to.

XILA also plays an important role in this song. His lyrical talents add depth to the lyrics of "Classic Blues," and his own past experiences lend truth to his lyrics. XILA's performance embodies his growth and change, marking a new high point in his musical career.
The song depicts how Benizakura and XILA have overcome adversity in the past and have grown so much that they now laugh at their tales of hardship. They express their thirst for freedom beyond the bars of prison in their songs, showing a strong will that is no longer bound by anyone. It gives listeners a positive force as well.

The quality of the music video further accentuates the profound message of the song, and MACD's production shows their skill and maturity, reaching a level that is out of the ordinary for the music industry. The visuals and lyrics match their past experiences and passion for music, providing truth and conviction to the listener.

As Red Cherry enters a new chapter in his musical career, expectations for his future endeavors continue to rise. And the future of XILA is sure to bring a breath of fresh air to the music world, and their revolutionary musical journey has only just begun. Expectations for their future are now too high to pass up.

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Classic Blues

iTunes Store • Hip-Hop/Rap TOP SONGS • Japan • TOP 73 • 26 May 2024

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Classic Blues

Apple Music • New in Hip-Hop • 31 May 2024 Spotify • The Pulse of J-Rap • 3 Jun 2024 Spotify • New Music Everyday - tuneTracks (curated by TuneCore Japan) • 28 May 2024 Spotify • Monday Spin • 27 May 2024

Artist Profile

  • XILA

    It all began in 2004 in America Village, Osaka. Back then, to rise to the top, you needed money, violence, and trustworthy allies. It was a harsh environment where one believed, "If you're not a delinquent, you can't make it as a rapper." In such an environment, XILA began his journey as a rapper. XILA's words were the embodiment of the street's realities, dreams, pain, love, and rebellion. His raw style, which vividly portrayed the truths of the street, garnered immense support from a vast number of fans. In 2009, his burning spirit led him to a challenging situation. He was arrested and imprisoned as a member of a large-scale cannabis organization. However, this didn't break him. On the contrary, the track "Deep Green feat. CHEHON" that he created while incarcerated became a testament to his struggles. This track vividly and beautifully represents the adversities and battles he faced, resonating deeply with many listeners. XILA's rap is the raw voice of the street. His lyrics, bold like graffiti but intricately detailed, depict reality. His flow over the bassline, reminiscent of a hopping lowrider, has a profound impact that stirs the soul. XILA is more than just a rapper. He is a poet and philosopher of the streets, and his music serves as the voice of an era, reaching many. His activities will undoubtedly continue in the future. His tracks, which make listeners feel the essence of street culture and the purity of delinquent culture, stand out as a unique presence in today's hip-hop scene, making him an artist to watch.

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  • benizakura

    Red Cherry Blossom is an irredeemable fool. However, his charm is irresistible. His way of life knows no constraints, and this freedom is expressed fiercely through his lyricism. This is what makes the crowds go wild. His creative impulse has not stopped since his release, and his music blows away the distinction between right and wrong, blurring even the concept of time. Benizakura's music boldly transcends the boundaries of hip-hop. His songs deviate from the conventional rap style and are filled with melodies tinged with a deep blues melancholy. This style makes him unmatched in the Japanese hip-hop scene. Benizakura's voice is filled with nostalgia and melancholy, and in its tenderness, it reveals signs of new music. The music that comes from within him is deeply engraved in the hearts of those who listen to it, and it quietly shakes them.

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