Ken The 390 – My Life

Ken The 390 - My Life

Track Listing

  1. Cool Band
  2. H.I.P. feat. Mummy D
  3. Tonight The Night
  4. Cho Rap Heno Michi
  5. Kaze o Ukete
  6. Summer Madness
  7. Nisshatakuitsu
  8. Bignature
  9. Tell Me What You Want
  10. Miss You
  11. Nanokakan Sensou
  12. Back In The Day Part 3
  13. Touch The Sky
  14. My Home Town

Review

Ken The 390 is a Hip-Hop/R&B artist signed to the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone is probably most familiar to some from his collaborations with artists like Maki Goto and Thelma Aoyama. He is also an accomplished solo artist with 4 albums to his credit.

My Life is his 2nd studio album and features collaborations with other Japanese Urban artists such as Mummy-D, Taro Soul and Coma-Chi.

This album has a the feel of American east coast Hip-Hop with a Japanese twist. What you can expect is something closer to what DJ Hasebe, Sugar Soul and SoulJa (when he’s not milking the same song over & over) do. So if you appreciate that kind of  Urban music you should have no problem enjoying this. For those who need more convincing I suggest giving Cool Band, H.I.P., Nisshatakuitsu and Miss You a go.

The songs on My Life are probably tracks that will turn off a lot of today’s younger Hip-Hop heads who are used to auto-tune and over produced Hip-Pop/R&B hybrids. Those who are of the older set or just can’t stand the shit-hop that is infecting the genre will probably have a greater appreciation of My Life.

About Greg 1085 Articles
Greg is the creator, administrator, editor, code monkey, overlord and general jack of all trades at Selective Hearing. He can be found lurking among the overseas Asian pop fandom and bumming around Japan every year for some reason or another.