[Review] Namie Amuro “Naked/Fight Together/Tempest”

The queen of hip-pop has unveiled her latest work of art. Namie Amuro returns with the triple A-side single “NAKED/Fight Together/Tempest”, her first release of 2011. The singer previously released a collaboration album called “Checkmate”, which topped local charts and created waves globally for having strong guest appearances like Lil Wayne, VERBAL (M-Flo), and After School. Now, Namie is ready to get back to business, having the latest single as a result of what she’s been doing since wrapping up promotions for her collaboration album. Each song portrays what Amuro is known for, Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, and ballads. The singer’s style is well packaged in these three songs and all are simply irresistible to the ears. Continue reading “[Review] Namie Amuro “Naked/Fight Together/Tempest””

VERBAL & Drake in “Some Other Place”


VERBAL, a Japanese rapper and member of hip hop group M-flo, has teamed up with Young Money star Drake on his latest single “Some Other Place“. The song is from VERBAL’s first solo album “VISIONAIR“, which will be released on March 16th, but can be pre-ordered now on amazon. The collaborative track “Black Out” with Namie Amuro & Lil Wayne (Young Money founder) is also included on the album, because it’s actually VERBAL’s song and they’re the guest artists riding on it. “Black Out” is also included on Namie’s album “Checkmate“, which we also posted about recently. “Some Other Place” sounds hot in the teaser but as you may have discovered from my previous rants on the topic, I hate auto-tune. That’s the downfall to this song, other than that it’s hot. Listen to the snippet and tell me what do you think? Continue reading “VERBAL & Drake in “Some Other Place””

Namie Amuro & After School “Makes It Happen”

We recently posted about Japanese hip-pop artist Namie Amuro‘s upcoming collaboration album “Checkmate“, and the variety of artists she has worked with. Well, another music video has been released and its for her song “Make it Happen“, which she collaborated on with Kpop girl group After School. The song sounds really good and I like how harmonized After School is. The music video has sex appeal and cute choreography, which showcases After School’s talents alongside Amuro’s. Watch the music video below and tell us what you think: Continue reading “Namie Amuro & After School “Makes It Happen””

Namie Amuro collaborates with Lil’ Wayne?

Japanese hip-pop artist Namie Amuro will be releasing a collaboration album titled “Checkmate” on March 23rd, and the full tracklist was recently revealed on her official website. Aside from the fact that Namie will be collaborating with Kpop group After School on what seems to be their first release in Japan, American rapper Lil’ Wayne has also made an appearance on the album. I’m not surprised that Amuro is working with a western rapper, in fact this collab is quite interesting. You can listen to the snippet below. Namie’s collab album also includes artists AI, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Tsuchiya Anna: Continue reading “Namie Amuro collaborates with Lil’ Wayne?”