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Hip Hop Trio Home Made Kazoku Will Digitally Release Their 6th Original Full Album “Akatsuki”, Including Single “Freedom” (Ending Theme for Naruto Shippuden)Mar 20th 2012
HOME MADE KAZOKU made their U.S. debut in the summer of 2010 at OTAKON, gathering 5,000 fans from all across the country.
Following year in 2011, the group made their Asia debut in Taiwan and released new album “AKATSUKI”.
AKATSUKI (meaning dawn in English) features a rich variety of 12 songs from Hip Hop, Latin, to Electro, including singles “Nukumori” (featuring model Yukina Kinoshita in the music video) and “FREEDOM” (ending theme for Naruto Shippūden).
On October 9, 2011, HOME MADE KAZOKU gathered various artists from T.M.Revolution to FLOW, and hosted “KAZOKU Fes. 2011” in their home town, Aichi Prefecture.
A Hip Hop trio, consisting of members MICRO(MC)、KURO(MC)、and U‐ICHI(DJ).
The group's May 2004 debut from Ki/oon Records /Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc. won acclaim as the best upcoming artist of the year on the Japanese music scene. Micro is widely referred to as a “soul rapper" because of his husky, powerful voice. Kuro adds a deep, whispering rap which gives life to the lyrics. Combined with U-ichi's DJ skills, their positive, heartwarming music has caught many listeners' ears.
Vocalists Micro and Kuro are originally from the United States. Micro spent a part of his childhood in Kentucky, while Kuro lived in Chicago until he was 12.
Their first full-length album, Rock the World, achieved #5 on the Oricon national chart, with over 300,000 sa les, and spent an amazing two months in the Best20s. Home Made Kazoku created a buzz with their tracks featured as theme songs on many hit anime series, such as Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven (“Shonen Heart”), NARUTO (“Shooting Star”). Their third album, Thank You!!, hit #5 on the Oricon chart.
Following their fourth album, Home, which including the lead track “No Rain No Rainbow” (the theme song of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: The Movie, "Kizuna"), Home Made Kazoku headlined their first tour in Japan, including a sold-out show at the Budokan in front of more than 10,000 fans.
New Album “AKATSUKI”
Available on March 20 via iTunes & Amazon
1. Akatsuki Introduction
2. FREEDOM (Ending theme song to Anime Naruto Shippūden)
3. Star to Line
4. So So Hot !!!
6. STAY GOLD
7. Jounetsu No Switch
8. BODY PARTY
9. Boku Ha Koko Ni Iru
12. Rolling Stone
Now Available on iTunes & Amazon
“HOME MADE KAZOKU @ the Animes”
1. Thank You!! (Ending theme song to Anime “BLEACH”)
2. SHONEN HEART (Opening theme song to Anime “Eureka Seven”)
3. Shooting Star (Ending theme song to Anime “Naruto Shippūden”)
4. No Rain No Rainbow (Theme song to Movie “Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna”)