Actually, I Am… Theme's Rap Duo Hilchryme Goes on Hiatus After Member's Arrest
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the rap duo Hilcrhyme announced on Monday that the group will indefinitely suspend activities due to the arrest of its member DJ Katsu on suspicion of violating Japan's Cannabis Control Law. Universal Music has cancelled its recording contact with the group and with DJ Katsu, and CD shipments and digital music sales have been halted. A "fan club limited tour" scheduled for December 5-7 and a live performance scheduled for December 31 have been cancelled.
The other member, TOC, will continue as a solo performer. TOC commented regarding the incident, saying that it has been 11 years since the duo started, but "it is unfortunate that I have to make an announcement like this." He added, "I am currently communicating through my lawyer, and cannot talk to Katsu directly. When the time comes, I will talk to him directly, and decide on what to do from now."
DJ Katsu and TOC met in 2001, formed Hilcrhyme in 2006, and made their major debut in 2009. Hilcrhyme performed the ending theme song "Ienai Ienai" for the anime Actually, I Am… (My Monster Secret). The duo also performed the theme song for the live-action Yankee-kun to Megane-chan series.