Kohh
Kohh

Kohh

About Kohh

Candid about the traumatic upbringing that shaped him, Japanese rap star Kohh makes music about the darker side of life in Tokyo that often escapes mainstream media.

• Raised by his grandmother and drug-addicted mother after his father committed suicide, Kohh grew up in the projects of North Tokyo, where he was surrounded by drugs and violence.
• His 2012 debut mixtape, Yellow Tape, is best known for the Kohh-produced “Young Forever.” Performed by his then-kid brother, LIL KOHH, the single went viral.
• Kohh released his debut album, Monochrome, in 2014. The following year, he skyrocketed to international acclaim with a career-defining feature on Korean rapper Keith Ape’s trap hit “It G Ma,” which famously sounded a lot like American rapper OG Maco’s “U Guessed It.”
• In 2016, he appeared on an extended version of “Nikes” for the physical CD release of Frank Ocean’s Blonde. He also guested on “Boukyaku,” a single from Japanese American vocalist Hikaru Utada’s 2016 album Fantôme, a No. 1 hit in Japan.
• Kohh scored another high-profile feature on Mariah Carey’s Skrillex-produced “Runaway,” a bonus track from her 2018 album Caution.
• He made his Nippon Columbia debut with 2019’s UNTITLED, which incorporates rock guitars, strings, and other sounds.

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