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Scha Dara Parr (スチャダラパー, Suchadarapā), or SDP for short, is a three-member Japanese hip-hop group that formed in 1988 and debuted in 1990.

Scha Dara Parr
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Scha Dara Parr live in 2011 (on the left in blue uniforms).
Background information
Origin Japan
Years active1988–present
LabelsMajor Force
File Records
Epic Records Japan
Ki/oon Records
EMI Music Japan
Warner Music Japan
Tearbridge Records
Space Shower Music
WebsiteOfficial website


The group consists of two MCs, Bose and Ani, and one DJ, Shinco. Scha Dara Parr is often compared to rap trio the Beastie Boys due to their similar lyrical stylings, presence, and music. When pushed to describe the rebelliousness of their music, the group commented that many of their songs are simply fragments of conversation without polite words.[1]

The group is best known for their 1994 hit single, "Kon'ya wa Boogie-Back" (今夜はブギー・バック, Kon'ya wa Bugī Bakku) featuring Kenji Ozawa (小沢 健二), which attained sales of over 500,000 units. The song is based on samples from En Vogue's 1992 single, "Give It Up, Turn It Loose."[citation needed]

Scha Dara Parr gained minor US recognition by appearing on De La Soul's 1993 album, Buhloone Mindstate. The group rapped in a mixture of mostly Japanese and some English on the track "Long Island Wildin'".

The 1991 single "Game Boyz" (ゲームボーイズ) from the group's second album "Towering Nonsense" (タワリングナンセンス) was featured in the Japanese commercial for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.[2][3][4]


  • Ani: Yōsuke Matsumoto (松本洋介) - MC
  • Bose: Makoto Kōshima (光嶋誠) - MC
  • Shinco: Shinsuke Matsumoto (松本真介) - DJ


Studio albumsEdit

  • Scha Dara Daisakusen (1990)
  • Towering Nonsense (1991)
  • Wild Fancy Alliance (1993)
  • 5th Wheel 2 The Coach (1995)
  • Gūzen no Album (1996)
  • fun-key LP (1998)
  • Docompact Disc (2000)
  • The 9th Sense (2004)
  • Con10po (2006)
  • 11 (2009)
  • 1212 (2015)

Extended playsEdit

  • Scha Dara Gaiden (1994)
  • Anishinbou (2016)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Potent Hits ~Single Collection~ (1994)
  • Toshiba Classic 95-97 (1998)
  • CAN YOU COLLABORATE?~best collaboration songs&music clips (2008)
  • Best of Schadaraparr 1990-2010 (2010)

Remix albumsEdit

  • Cycle Hits ~remix Best Collection~ (1995)


  1. ^ Kristof, Nicholas D. (January 29, 1996). "'Rappers' Credo: No Sex, Please? We're Japanese' from The New York Times, January 29, 1996". Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  2. ^ "Scha Dara Parr - Game Boyz". Discogs.
  3. ^ "スチャダラパー* = Scha Dara Parr - タワリングナンセンス = Towering Nonsense". Discogs.
  4. ^ Zelda Dungeon (31 October 2009). "Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past SNES Japanese Commercial #1" – via YouTube.

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