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Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:44:11 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj47ud6lm8Q/

So it says, that this year's request in Utage (a singing variety show) is "Love songs", and Toshi will sing the male part from female/male duets, and he wants to rap too.  ;D This sounds veeery interesting! I hope someone will upload it to somewhere! I've never heard Toshi rap before, haha. What do you think?

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 01:02:44 PM »
Insteresting, thanks for this, sasasama!

and he wants to rap too.

Uh-oh. Sugar overdose, much?

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 01:04:44 PM »
*when you procrastinate the album so much your best friend converts to hip hop*

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 01:07:25 PM »
That's really cool. I want to hear him sing on UTAGE! and rap(?) if that's true. Looking forward to it
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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 01:20:50 PM »
That's really cool. I want to hear him sing on UTAGE! and rap(?) if that's true. Looking forward to it

"さらにラップに初挑戦するとう意欲的は試みも." It's written there, it says: he's very motivated to try to rap for the first time.   :D

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 01:29:04 PM »
Toshi rapping... dressed as a rock-disco ball in studded leather jackets. OMG this is gonna be hilarious  8)
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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 03:50:39 PM »
This is either going to be awesome or a beautiful disaster,  I can't wait.

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 09:00:09 PM »
Wrapping Toshi? I'll bring the paper and sellotape as long as he will sit still. I'll even stick a nice silver bow on his head and dip him in glitter  ;)

Ok, that was a very bad joke. Actually. He will probably be ok. All rappers tend to say their own names in songs and Toshi shouts his own name during 'X' so he is already half way there. Please Toshi...give us your version of the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'

Now this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the singer of a group called X Japan

In west Tateyama born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said, "You're movin' with your friend Yoshiki to L.A."

I begged and pleaded with her day after day
But she told me Yoshiki was my destiny and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my Spotify playlist on and said, "I might as well kick it."

First class, yo, this is bad
Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass.
Is this what the people of L.A living like?
Hmm, this might be alright.

But wait I hear they're fake, phoney, botoxed, all that
Is this the type of place that they just send this Japanese cool cat?
I don't think so
I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the singer of X Japan

Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a woman who looked like Belle standing there with my name out
I ain't trying to get a crazy stalker just yet
I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said "X" and it had blue roses in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought, "Nah, forget it."
– "Yo, home to my Yoshiki"

I pulled up to the studio about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie, "WE ARE X yo?!!!."
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To shine like a glitter ball as the singer of X Japan

Ok, this is bad. Someone make a funnier version of this.

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 09:33:56 PM »
I can write rap lyrics for Toshi, Toshi pls hire me :P

Heeya, this is Toshl in da house
I'm rappin' here without a mouse,
just clickin' ma selfies with a finger,
da taste of cake on my tongue lingers
yo

We Are X cuz We Are Legendary
but Pata ain't gonna drink dairy.
Yoshiki likes wine and Kitty
Sugizo pretends he's pretty.
Heath's is just strummin' his bass,
while I caress his fine dayum... behind.
I ain't gonna swear live on TV,
but I have 35 years' coolness on my CV.

I'm Toshl from X in da house rockin'
haters gonna hate my hair, I'm flippin'.
I'm the coolest gangsta in my age,
now who's gonna wire me my wage?
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 09:45:46 PM by Teemeah »
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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 09:59:28 PM »
That's great! He should hire you! Hmm..... now what could I do for him?

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 10:06:32 PM »
Ok, now my mind is going through all kinds of rap battle scenarios. Toshi on one side Sugizo on the other. I can't really picture Yoshiki as a rapper so he would have to be in Toshi's gang with Heath. Sugizo can have Pata and some of his Luna sea members.

Or the whole of X Japan in a rap battle with another band? Hmmmm.....so many possibilities.

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 10:13:43 PM »
Ok, now my mind is going through all kinds of rap battle scenarios. Toshi on one side Sugizo on the other. I can't really picture Yoshiki as a rapper so he would have to be in Toshi's gang with Heath. Sugizo can have Pata and some of his Luna sea members.

Or the whole of X Japan in a rap battle with another band? Hmmmm.....so many possibilities.

The mental image of that, OMG  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 10:19:35 PM »
You guys are so good at this, I'm laughing so much!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2018, 10:38:46 PM »
Their stage name will be The GanXtas.  8)

We're chillin' in our leather panties
We got the damn coolest besties
Marylin, the Manson not the Monroe
For the new album, come back tomorrow

I'm Yoshiki, the leader of the bunch
Had fresh blood and cheesecake for lunch.
T'is my buddy Toshl the Dragonfly
His voice ain't cranky, don't you cry

Sugi-chan thinks he's prettier than me
But we all know he ain't got no Hello Kitty!
Pata loves cats and whiskey, yo
the shiny pants were my idea though.

Heath... I don't know what to say
We never really talk, but he plays.
He won't ever talk about heartache
but at least he won't steal my cheesecake.

We Are X, and I'm so pretty
All you girls are very jelly
Can't help it though, really sorry.

Now gotta go
to my studio
to shoot some selfies
with my bro.

Xoxo.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 10:55:36 PM by Teemeah »
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2018, 10:52:13 PM »
This is so funny! You should send this to him.

Toshi is perfect to be a rapper. The crazy castle studio, his new name ToshL and i'm trying to find that image of him somewhere were he is dressed in white with a big ring and looks just like a rapper. You know which one I mean? I can't find a link to it.

Never mind Born to be Free. Born to Rap baby!

Tosh-L is in da house with his pretty lady Yoshiki  ;)

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2018, 10:54:02 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/BStk6KUhkSr/

Found it!

Soon he will be hosting 'Pimp my ride'. ;D

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 01:02:10 AM »
 sasasama, thank you for the information.  :) I think it is written that Toshl is willing to sing both male and female parts(yes, he can) and also rap part for the first time.

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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 04:11:04 AM »
sasasama, thank you for the information.  :) I think it is written that Toshl is willing to sing both male and female parts(yes, he can) and also rap part for the first time.

That’s what I thought too. I can totally see him doing a duet with himself, like Yoshiki’s piano battle with Yoshiki XD

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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 07:59:24 AM »
sasasama, thank you for the information.  :) I think it is written that Toshl is willing to sing both male and female parts(yes, he can) and also rap part for the first time.

Wow! I mean yes, he can, but how he is going to make a duet with himself haha. It's very interesting! Can't wait to see!
Also: thanks for the correction. It's even more interesting now.
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 08:18:02 AM »
sasasama, thank you for the information.  :) I think it is written that Toshl is willing to sing both male and female parts(yes, he can) and also rap part for the first time.

Or maybe he'll collaborate with a woman and a man, and with the guy he will sing the female part, with the woman he will sing the male part. I really can't imagine singing both parts only by himself haha

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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 10:35:41 AM »
sasasama, thank you for the information.  :) I think it is written that Toshl is willing to sing both male and female parts(yes, he can) and also rap part for the first time.

Wow! I mean yes, he can, but how he is going to make a duet with himself haha. It's very interesting! Can't wait to see!
Also: thanks for the correction. It's even more interesting now.
He sings both parts? This is getting more and more intresting. :D But it's also getting more and more weird. ^^° Just what is this going to look like in the end? :D
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 01:25:26 PM »
Toshi singing both parts will be fun. Looking forward to seeing this one!

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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 01:31:22 PM »
I'm literally choking on my tea laughing at your rap lyrics, guys!  ;D

Toshi singing rap and a duet with himself... this is equal parts awesome and terrifying. Normally I'd predict a disaster, but since this is Toshi, I've got a hunch he'll somehow do a great job.

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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2018, 01:42:17 AM »
When I first read it, I recalled this stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWSf7jR9B6c

ㄴ They are original singers(band).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12DXszAfcFM

ㄴ And this singer arranged their song and sang alone.

Of course, that is not a female&male duet song, but the singer distinguished his voice from a soft voice and a rough voice, and sang the song of two people alone. Maybe Toshi can do it that way?


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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 01:44:54 PM »
When I first read it, I recalled this stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWSf7jR9B6c

ㄴ They are original singers(band).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12DXszAfcFM

ㄴ And this singer arranged their song and sang alone.

Of course, that is not a female&male duet song, but the singer distinguished his voice from a soft voice and a rough voice, and sang the song of two people alone. Maybe Toshi can do it that way?

Wow, I watched the performances! Very interesting, indeed! I'm looking forward what Toshi is going to do. (Especially the rap part) :D

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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2018, 04:25:42 PM »
It was super funny and entertaining.  ;D Great!
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Re: Toshi's participation in 2018 UTAGE!
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2018, 08:03:09 PM »
Here is a high quality footage of Toshi's performance, courtesy of ironfist/Jackie from Discord. https://mega.nz/#!zypSgQbK!RF02K9WjITf6rpXxVQqm6Wqp2qh6ezwsD27BP9v3usM
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