Kick the Can Crew

Kick the Can Crew is a mainstream hip hop group from Tokyo, Japan, consisting of members Kreva, MCU, and Little.

Kick the Can Crew
OriginJapan
GenresHip hop
Years active1996 (1996)–2004 (2004), 2017 (2017)–present
Labels
Websitewww.kickthecancrew.com
Members

Formed in 1996, the group enjoyed popularity for their top singles "Good Music" and "Sayonara Sayonara". Warner/east west released their albums Vitalizer, Young Kings, a self-titled album, Magic Number, and a greatest hits CD.

Kick the Can Crew have made frequent appearances on Japan's music television station, Space Shower TV, since their debut.

Kreva, the main contributor to the band, won Japan's MC Battle three consecutive years, and has gone on to collaborate with several other groups, mainly Japanese ones, such as Hirai Ken.

In 2004, the group disbanded to concentrate on their respective solo careers.[1] Kreva has been the most visible of the band since their break-up, releasing several singles and albums with great success.

The group reunited and released a new album called Kick! in 2017.[2]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
JPN
[3]
JPN
Hot

[4]
Vitalizer 3 N/A
Magic Number
  • Released: January 1, 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Japan
  • Format: CD, 2LP
2
  • RIAJ: 2× Platinum[6]
Best Album 2001–2003
  • Released: November 19, 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Japan
  • Format: 2CD
1
  • RIAJ: Platinum[7]
Good Music
  • Released: January 1, 2004
  • Label: Warner Music Japan
  • Format: CD
11
  • RIAJ: Platinum[8]
Kick! 3 3

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
JPN
[9]
JPN
Hot

[10]
"Super Original" 2001 N/A Vitalizer
"It's Not Over" 25
"Kankeri 01" 40
"Lifeline"
"Christmas Eve Rap" 5 Best Album 2001–2003
"Marché" 2002 9 Vitalizer
"One Way" 48
"Sayonara Sayonara" 8 Magic Number
"Unbalance" 8
"Chikyū Blues (337)" 13
"DJDJ (for Radio)"
"Toriiiiiico!" 13
"Stress" 2003
"Saga Continue" 11 Good Music
"Good Music" 9
"Punk Sunzen no Funk" 12
"Navi" 25
"Yure"
"Nōnai Vacation" 13
"1000%" 2017 81 Kick!
"Jūsho" (feat. Yasuyuki Okamura) 2018 19 28

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ja:KICK THE CAN CREW
  2. ^ 14年ぶり! 日本のHIP HOPの立役者・KICK THE CAN CREWが語る復活の理由 (in Japanese). Oricon. August 31, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Peak Oricon Albums Chart positions
  4. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums 2017/09/11". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Record 2002.4 No.509" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. p. 13. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Record 2003.09 No.526" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. p. 16. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Record 2004.01 No.530" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. p. 14. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  8. ^ "The Record 2004.03 No.532" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. p. 14. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  9. ^ Peak Oricon Singles Chart positions:
  10. ^ Peak Billboard Japan Hot 100 positions:
  11. ^ "The Record 2002.1 No.506" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. p. 11. Retrieved October 27, 2019.