Zeebra (real name: Hideyuki Yokoi) began his hip hop career in 1993, joining the rap group King Giddra. Zeebra and King Giddra played an important role in the development of the Japanese hip hop scene. In the mid 1990s, they began addressing social issues, particularly the economic recession and unemployment. By 1997 Zeebra left King Gridda to start a solo career.Through his early and newer work, Zeebra has becoame one of the most influential Japanese hip hop artists.
Yukoi is the night ambassador of Shibuya city (a special ward in Tokyo). In this short keynote he will speak about the current situation of the Tokyo nightlife. The infamous FuEiHo (no dance laws) has changed and the city is on the verge of a new bright era. Thanks to the continuous efforts made by the Japanese dance entertainment scene, artists and many others who united for the rights to enjoy dancing. This will be the start for many cities to build a bridge between them and Japan.
13:35 – 13:45