- Eat Intro
- The Takeover
- Celebrity Death Match
- School Of Rock
- Cho Large
- Shout Out For Delivery
- Moon The World
- Konya wa Baggy Pants
- You Know What Time Is It?
- Kamikaze 108
Teriyaki Boyz are a Hip-Hop group consisting of MC’s from various Japanese Hip-Hop groups. The members are Iimari, Ryo-Z (Rip Slyme), VERBAL (m-flo), WISE & DJ Nigo. Beef or Chicken is their debut album and features some prominent Hip-Hop & Electronica producers. (i.e. The Neptunes, DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Daft Punk, etc.)
The beats on Beef or Chicken remind me of old school Hip-Hop party tracks. Some of my favorites being the Daft Punk sampling Heartbreaker, Celebrity Death Match, the RUN DMC-like School of Rock & Kamikaze 108.
If I had to narrow it down, Kamikaze 108 is my pick for favorite track on the album. It’s such a simple, yet extremely catchy track. It shows that you don’t have to always overdo it on the production to make a kick-ass song. Sometimes the simple approach is best.
The verses are a 50/50 split of English & Japanese that have lyrics that sometimes fall in to the trap of talking about the same stupid, vapid shit that everyone hates about commercial Hip-Hop. Fortunately those topics are mostly avoided in most of the songs.
For a debut album this is surprisingly solid all the way through. There’s not a bad track on here, which I find a to be a rarity. (especially for a Hip-Hop album)