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Encyclopedia > Taku Takahashi
m-flo

Taku Takahashi (left), Verbal (right)
Country Japan
Years active 1997-present
Genres Hip-hop
Labels Rhythm Zone
Members Verbal
Taku Takahashi
Past members LISA
Website(s) m-flo online

m-flo is a Japanese hip-hop group currently consisting of producer and DJ Taku Takahashi and emcee VERBAL. Image File history File links M-flo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rhythm Zone is a label in the avex records group which releases all kinds of contemporary Japanese music. ... Elizabeth Sakura Narita ) (born 26 October 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-Colombian singer and producer better known as just LISA. In 1999 she formed together with Verbal and Taku Takahashi the Japanese urban contemporary group m-flo. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ...


As to the origins of the group's name, VERBAL explains: "It was originally "meteorite flow," but for the Japanese that's pretty long, so (Avex) asked us to shorten it to m-flo, and it stuck. There's no deep meaning to it. I guess we wanna have impact like a meteorite."

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Band members

Taku Takahashi

Born Taku Takahashi in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan on March 29, 1974. Also known as Taku, ☆Taku Takahashi and Startak. Taku and VERBAL met in Setagaya-ku's St. Mary's International School (Class of 1993). Outside of the m-flo umbrella, Taku has produced tracks for such artists as Crystal Kay and melody. He also once had his own label, Tachytelic Records, which housed Emi Hinouchi. Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県; Kanagawa-ken) is a geographic and political area located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect; consequentally, like that word, is its applied in English in relation to actual Prefects, whose title is just that (or the forms it takes in other, especially Romance, languages), in the broadest sense in... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... melody. ... Emi Hinouchi born September 7, 1982), is a Japanese urban music singer-songwriter. ...


Verbal

Born Ryu Yong Gi in Tokyo, Japan on August 21, 1975. Of Korean descent. Also known as Mr. V, Johnny Astro, L Universe, and The Funky President. VERBAL began rapping while on exchange in Boston, Massachusetts during his early twenties. He was responsible for forming espionage records; the label supported his pet projects Heartsdales and MIC BANDITZ. VERBAL has rapped for and produced many other successful J-Pop acts, including Namie Amuro, Kumi Koda, and BoA. In 2003 he contributed to the SUITE CHIC project alongside other top names in Japanese hip-hop. In 2005 he released an album, Beef or Chicken, with the Teriyaki Boyz. Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Namie Amuro ) (born September 20, 1977) is a Japanese pop singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Teriyaki Boyz is a j-hip hop group from Yokohama, Japan. ...


Former member

LISA

See main article. LISA Elizabeth Sakura Narita ) (born 26 October 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-Colombian singer and producer better known as just LISA. In 1999 she formed together with Verbal and Taku Takahashi the Japanese urban contemporary group m-flo. ...


Discography

Studio Albums

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Remix Albums

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Singles

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Vinyls

  • Vanessa/Cosmic Night Run (m-flo loves Bloodest Saxophone/m-flo loves Nomiya Maki) (June, 2005)
  • A.D.D.P. (m-flo loves Monday Michiru) (April 21, 2005)
  • I wanna Be Down - Nite Grooves (m-flo loves Ryuichi Sakamoto) (2004)

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Promos

  • L.O.T. (Love or Truth) remixes - Special Christmas Edition (December, 1999)

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DVDs

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Other Releases

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Trivia

  • A version of the track "TRIPOD BABY" (from the album BEAT SPACE NINE) was re-released for the Shadow the Hedgehog video game due out in November 2005.
  • A remix of "ONE DAY" from the Beat Space Nine album featuring Miliyah Kato was remixed on her album, Rose.
  • A remix of "miss you" from the Astromantic album featuring melody. and Ryohei Yamamoto was later remixed and included as a bonus track on melody's album, Be As One, released on April 12, 2006.
  • A remix of "let go" from the Beat Space Nine album featuring YOSHIKA was recorded as an acoustic version and included as a bonus track on her album timeless, released on January 18, 2006.
  • A remix of "gET ON!" featuring Crystal Kay was remixed by the rap group ugly duckling
  • Short versions of "L.O.T. (Love Or Truth)", "Mirrorball Satellite 2012", "The Theme from flo jack", "been so long", and "The Rhyme Brokers" were featured on the first versions of the video game Beatmania IIDX. Another music video game, Dance Dance Revolution, featured the songs "The Theme from flo jack", "been so long", and "The Rhyme Brokers".
  • The song "Miss You" was used for Eddie Guerrero's music video tribute twice.

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External links

  • m-flo.com - The official website
  • m-flo Nippop Profile

References

  • M-FLO.NET : Discography/Works
  • VERBAL interview

 
 

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