Japanese hip hop
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Hiroshi Fujiwara ( 藤原ヒロシ , Fujiwara Hiroshi ?
Japanese hip hop (or J-hip hop [ 1 ] ) is said to have begun when Hiroshi Fujiwara returned to Japan and started playing hip hop records in the early 1980s. [ 2 ] Japanese hip hop generally tends to be most directly influenced by old school hip hop , taking from the era's catchy beats, dance culture , and overall fun and carefree nature and incorporating it into their music. As a result, hip hop stands as one of the most commercially viable mainstream music genres in Japan, and the line between it and pop music is frequently blurred.