Meet Yamazin, the Yakuza rapper

In Denmark, we sometimes refer to rich kids rapping about their hard upbringing and criminal lifestyle as ‘plastic gangsters’. Actually, this term applies to every Danish rapper trying to be gangster. Being a Danish gangsta rapper is just about on par with a Peruvian store owner pretending to be a Scottish tourist guide – you can try pretending, but you’re gonna get found out really quickly.

Yamazin is anything but plastic. This Japanese, former Yakuza and current dope smoking rapper is definitely for real. Supposedly, he was once beaten so badly by his then Yakuza boss that he still bears the scars. It could definitely explain the way he walks, although that could also have something to do with the amount of dope that he smokes. Here’s one of his songs:

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