Japan's KREVA Raps of 'Country With No Enemies' in New Video: Watch

Courtesy of Billboard Japan


Japanese rapper KREVA recently dropped a new music video teasing "Teki ga inai kuni," a track off his upcoming new album, AFTERMIXTAPE.

The veteran hip-hop producer has been celebrating his 15th year as a solo artist by releasing new music every month for nine months straight, leading up to Sept. 8 -- "908" is a play on his name in Japanese.

The title of the new song means "country with no enemies," which KREVA repeats over and over in the upbeat number. The visuals feature the star hopping from one location to the next as if strutting down a global runway, rapping the inspiring lyrics while animated segments resembling colorful doodles by children are inserted from time to time.

The full version of the video will be included in the Blu-ray and DVD accompanying the limited first edition of AFTERMIXTAPE, due Sept. 18.

The relatively short -- 32 minutes and 41 seconds -- but sweet 12-track mixtape includes songs that highlight KREVA's skillful rap and emotional lyrics, such as "Muen noroshi," "Isolator," "One" featuring JQ from Nulbarich, and a track featuring RHYMESTER's Utamaru and performing artist Kentaro Kobayashi.

KREVA is hosting his 908 Festival again this year and will be joined by Daichi Miura, Bonnie Pink, Dean Fujioka and more Sept. 26 at the Yokohama Arena.