Featured artist: SWITCHILL – YUGO

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist SWITCHILL from FUKUOKA to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, SWITCHILL! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

SWITCHILL: When I was in junior high school, I first fell in love with XJAPAN and started with a copy band of Japanese rock musicians.
At that time, I copied LUNA SEA and L'arc ~ en ~ Ciel and participated in the school festival.
When I was a high school student, I changed to a copy band of American rock music and played limp bizkit and red hot chilli peppers.
At that time I was playing the band vocals.
However, there were times when the members didn't get together, so I became a rap musician who could be active in solo.

The best advice for an artist is to continue without giving up.


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have not made a plan yet.
Now that I have just started releasing, I want to make more songs and have many people listen to my songs.

Best punchline you ever wrote?



What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Until now, I have been selling MIX CD produced independently in Japan.

Currently, I am producing songs with beat makers from Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and LA.
I also make music with Japan, Korea, Nigeria and TEXAS rappers.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Of course I want to contract with a major label.
I am aiming for the first Grammy award for Japanese rapper.

Any last words?

The city is located in the southwestern part of Japan and is called the port city of Asia.

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

SWITCHILL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGXpMS4Xsm1ThsQiEnVsyLw

Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

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